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Next few months crucial for Ukraine’s spring counteroffensive, top Pentagon officials say
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Next few months crucial for Ukraine’s spring counteroffensive, top Pentagon officials say

The next few months are crucial to the success of any Ukrainian counteroffensive in the spring, according to the top officials at the Pentagon. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Friday said there is "a window of opportunity" ahead of the spring to get Ukraine the capabilities they need to go on the offensive. Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley were at Ramstein air base in Germany this week to attend a meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, where representatives from 54 nations gathered to discuss the equipment and training Ukraine would need to expel Russia from its territory.  Milley told reporters after the meeting that militarily it would be "very, very difficult" for Ukraine to completely push Russia o...
U.S. to unveil new nuclear stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider
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U.S. to unveil new nuclear stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider

FILE - This undated artist rending provided by the U.S. Air Force shows a U.S. Air Force graphic of the Long Range Strike Bomber, designated the B-21.  U.S. Air Force via AP America's newest nuclear stealth bomber is making its public debut after years of secret development and as part of the Pentagon's answer to rising concerns over a future conflict with China. The B-21 Raider is the first new American bomber aircraft in more than 30 years. Almost every aspect of the program is classified. Ahead of its unveiling Friday at an Air Force facility in Palmdale, California, only artists' renderings of the warplane have been released. Those few images reveal that the Raider rese...