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A US Army Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle that caught fire on a road in Poland, January 18, 2020

NATO gave Polish firefighters an award for putting out a US Stryker armored vehicle that burst into flames

The Polish firefighters' swift response saved the burning Stryker from being totally lost.
A Russian S-400 air-defense system on display, with tulips in the foreground, at the Black Sea port of Sevastopol in Crimea, April 12, 2019.

US allies worried about pricey weapons should look at what Russia’s doing, the Navy’s top officer in Europe says

Countries with limited resources that still want to protect their coasts should look at what Russia's doing, Adm. James Foggo said.
"Plan A" is an audio-visual simulation that shows how so-called "tactical" nuclear weapons could lead to a highly fatal global conflict between the Russia, the US, and allies.

A terrifying new animation shows how 1 ‘tactical’ nuclear weapon could trigger a US-Russia war that kills 34 million people in 5 hours

"Plan A" is a hypothetical yet eerily plausible scenario imagined by nuclear weapons experts. It shows 91 million deaths and injuries in hours.
France's President Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel look at U.S. President Donald Trump during a family photo opportunity at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019..JPG

Trump has run out of options and is asking US allies for help with Iran, but they’ve already abandoned him

Trump has spent much of his presidency insulting NATO allies and went against the UK, France, and Germany in withdrawing the US from the nuclear deal.
Iranians burn American and Israeli flags on Monday during the funeral procession for Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of the elite Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the Iraqi militia commander, who were killed in a US airstrike at the airport in Baghdad last week.

Trump’s order to kill Iran’s top general has sparked a catastrophe of his own making and left him globally isolated

The deadly drone strike, which took place in Baghdad, has united Iraqis and Iranians against the US and Trump.
The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle launches from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, September 7, 2017.

The US now has a Space Force and a Space Command. It’s not clear what each will do, but commanders are excited

The new Space Force will support the slightly less new Space Command. The exact division of responsibilities is still being worked out.
U.S. President Donald Trump stands with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019.

Trump sided with Turkey and blocked Congress’ bipartisan effort to recognize the Armenian genocide

This all occurs amid heightened tensions between the US and Turkey over the latter's invasion of Syria and purchase of a Russian missile system.
US soldiers parade by Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda and other dignitaries to mark the 101st anniversary of the restored Lithuanian armed forces, in Vilnius, November 23, 2019.

The US and NATO are preparing for Russia to go after troops in the field and at home

NATO is designed for air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace operations, but on the fringes of those, hybrid activity poses a new kind of challenge.
A US Army M1A2 Abrams tank is raised over the pier at the Port of Vlissingen, Netherlands, to be lowered onto a low-barge ship for transport elsewhere in Europe, October 12, 2019.

Why the US’s top military commander in Europe goes to bed thinking about how to get around the continent

The US and European militaries are trying to rebuild skills that have atrophied since the Cold War, and there's one big one on Gen. Tod Wolters' mind.

‘SNL’ mocks Trump’s week at the NATO Summit with bullying from world leaders in the cafeteria

In a sketch, Paul Rudd, Jimmy Fallon, and James Corden playing world leaders make fun of Alec Baldwin as Trump drawing from real-life events.