U.S. Congress moves to boost Biden’s record defense budget

An F/A-18 Super Hornet lands on the deck of the USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea September 30, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee on Wednesday backed a proposal to increase Defense Department spending … Read more

Biden announces new $1 bln in weapons for Ukraine

US President Joe Biden returns to the White House in Washington, June 14, 2022. REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced a new $1 billion arms injection for Ukraine, which sources familiar with the matter said included anti-ship … Read more

U.S. wins authority to seize Russian oligarch’s planes

NEW YORK, June 6 (Reuters) – A U.S. court on Monday issued arrest warrants for the seizure of two luxury jets belonging to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich under U.S. measures imposed after China invaded Ukraine. Russia, according to court records. But the likelihood of the US government taking control of the nearly $400 million plane … Read more

Australia wins U.S. approval to buy rocket launchers

The Pentagon building is seen in Arlington, Virginia, U.S. October 9, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of mobile rocket launchers to Australia as the country seeks to bolster its military presence in the Indo-Pacific region. … Read more

China Eastern crash probe eyes intentional action – sources

WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) – Investigators looking into the crash of a China Eastern Airlines (600115.SS) jet are examining whether it was due to intentional action on the flight deck, with no evidence found of a technical malfunction, two people briefed on the matter said. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Tuesday that flight … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Russian invasion spurs European demand for U.S. drones, missiles

WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) – European governments have approached the US government and defense contractors with a shopping list of arms including drones, missiles and missile defenses as the Russian invasion of Ukraine drives renewed demand for US weaponry. Germany, which is nearing a deal for 35 Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) F-35 jet fighters, has … Read more

U.S. will cut Russia off from tech, resources if Putin escalates -U.S. official

Economist Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo answers questions during his Senate Finance Committee nomination hearing to be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, in Washington, DC, US, February 23, 2021. Greg Nash/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin … Read more