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G-7 leaders back Taiwan for first time
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G-7 leaders back Taiwan for first time

A statement of support by the G-7 leaders at their summit this week set off the Chinese government, which responded with stepped-up vitriol and provocative military flights in response to strong language in the group’s final communique. “We reiterate the importance of maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific, which is inclusive and based on the...

Erdogan tells Biden Turkey won’t change position on S-400s
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Erdogan tells Biden Turkey won’t change position on S-400s

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly told his US counterpart that Ankara won’t soften its stance on the Russian S-400 missile systems despite sanctions imposed by Washington over the purchase. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he informed US President Joe Biden that Ankara won’t change its position on the Russian-made S-400s, he told reporters...

Taiwan reports largest daily incursion yet by Chinese air force
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Taiwan reports largest daily incursion yet by Chinese air force

Twenty-eight Chinese military planes have flown into Taiwan’s Air Defence Identification Zones (ADIZ) – the largest incursion since the self-ruled island began regularly reporting such actions last year, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of Defence. The flights – which included fighter jets, bombers, and anti-submarine and early warning aircraft – surpassed the previous peak of 25 planes...

Russian Military Exercise Prompted US Fighter Jets To Scramble, Military Says
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Russian Military Exercise Prompted US Fighter Jets To Scramble, Military Says

Though U.S. military leaders in the Pacific are focused on China, the Russian military has shown increasing interest in the Pacific. U.S. military officials confirmed Tuesday that an “irregular air patrol” by three F-22 fighter jets from Honolulu this weekend was connected to a large Russian military exercise off the coast of Hawaii. The Russian navy is...

Pentagon to release $150 million in military aid to Ukraine
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Pentagon to release $150 million in military aid to Ukraine

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Friday a new $150 million package for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) that includes training, equipment, and advisory efforts to help Ukraine’s forces preserve the country’s territorial integrity, secure its borders, and improve interoperability with NATO. The DoD said this $150 million package represents the remaining funds...

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