How Ukraine Became a Laboratory for Western Weapons and Innovation on the Battlefield

CNN — Last fall, as Ukraine retook large swaths of territory in a series of counter-attacks, it bombarded Russian troops with US-made artillery and missiles. Leading some of that artillery was a homemade targeting system Ukraine had developed on the battlefield. A piece of Ukrainian-made software has turned readily available tablet computers and smartphones into … Read more

Alireza Akbari: Iran executes dual British-Iranian citizen

CNN — Alireza Akbari, a British-Iranian national and former Iranian official, has been executed, Iranian judiciary-affiliated outlet Mizan reported Saturday. He was hanged for crimes including “corruption on earth,” according to tweets from Mizan, which did not specify when the execution took place. Two tweets from the outlet Saturday accused Akbari of “extensive collaboration with … Read more

Biden administrator prepares to ask Congress to approve sale of F-16 jets to Turkey

Washington CNN — The Biden administration is preparing to ask Congress to approve the sale of 40 F-16 fighter jets to Turkey after more than a year of considering a Turkish request for the planes, congressional sources familiar with the deliberations told CNN. If approved, the sale would be one of the largest gun sales … Read more