WASHINGTON — The White House announced on Monday that the United States would send another $550 million in arms to Ukraine to help it fend off Russian invaders, increasing the total American investment in war fighting there to more than $8 billion since the invasion began in February. President BidenContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — When Russia shifted its military campaign to focus on eastern Ukraine this spring, senior officials in the Biden administration said the next four to six weeks of fighting would determine the war’s eventual path. That time has passed, and officials say the picture is increasingly clear: Russia isContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — Senior Biden administration officials say they believe that the next four weeks will shape the eventual outcome of Russia’s war in Ukraine, with long-lasting ramifications that will influence the drawing of the map of Europe for decades to come. While the officials still expect the war to beContinue Reading

Two members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, including the chairman, have tested positive for the coronavirus, Pentagon officials said on Monday. Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, who is vaccinated and boosted, tested positive on Sunday and is isolating, said his spokesman, Col. Dave Butler.Continue Reading

The French president is convinced that America’s overwhelming focus on China — as well as what he sees as American unreliability during the Trump administration and in the recent “sub snub” — obliges Europe to forge an independent path. At the core of his vision lies what he calls “EuropeanContinue Reading

General Milley’s reference to a near-Sputnik moment was meant to resonate with a generation that remembers a long-ago Cold War. Sputnik was the launch, in 1957, of a Soviet satellite. It created fear in Washington that the Soviets were getting ahead in the space race, and led to President JohnContinue Reading