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When the War Comes, What Should We Civilians Do?

By Elisabeth Braw, Defense One The military can’t do it all. The U.S. needs a national civilian emergency corps, trained and ready to help in case of the next disaster, be it cyber, nuclear,...

Kremlin Raising Military Pay

By Russian Defense Policy Deputy Defense Minister Tatyana Shevtsova told journalists on Friday that military pay and pensions will increase four percent per annum in 2018, 2019, and 2020. RIA Novosti reported that the...

2017 Forecast: Can The Army Reinvent Itself?

By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. WASHINGTON: Over the next few weeks, US Army leaders will make major decisions about the Futures Command they’re standing up this summer. The new organization will be the biggest...

2 Ukrainian Soldiers Wounded

By Interpreter Staff Ukraine Day 1415: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. Two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in battle. Yesterday’s coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. An Invasion By Any Other Name: The Kremlin’s...

1 Ukrainian Soldier Wounded

By Interpreter Staff Ukraine Day 1413: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. One Ukrainian soldier was wounded and taken to the hospital Yesterday’s coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. An Invasion By Any Other...

1 Ukrainian Soldier Wounded by Mine

By Interpreter Staff Ukraine Day 1412: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. One Ukrainian soldier was wounded by a mine. Yesterday’s coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. An Invasion By Any Other Name: The...

1 Ukrainian Soldier Killed, 2 Wounded

By Interpreter Staff Ukraine Day 1411: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. One Ukrainian soldier was killed and 2 were concussed in the previous reporting period, Yesterday’s coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. An...

What Really Mattered In 2017 (Our Top 10 List)

By Colin Clark This is a list of the most important stories and opinion pieces we ran at Breaking Defense in 2017. It’s a bit like our coverage: freewheeling, often unexpected and, hopefully, poking...

4 Ukrainian Soldiers Wounded in Last 2 Days

By Interpreter Staff Ukraine Day 1410: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. Four Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in the past 2 days. Yesterday’s coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. An Invasion By Any Other...

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