Military

Ukrainian flag

Spain to give Ukraine €1 billion in military aid in decade-long defense deal

Although the precise details of the agreement have not been made public, the Spanish government said its assistance would “allow Ukraine to prioritize its capacities, including its air defenses.” The bilateral deal was agreed two days after Russia’s onslaught in the north-eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv killed 18 people, and as E.U. leaders grow increasingly exasperated with Hungary’s efforts to block aid to Ukraine.

Spain to give Ukraine €1 billion in military aid in decade-long defense deal Read more

Statue of Dwight Eisenhower

Final U.S. Army base stripped of Confederate name as Fort Gordon becomes Fort Eisenhower

The renaming ceremony was the ninth — and final — among Army installations this year, capping a controversial three-year effort initiated by top Pentagon officials in 2020 amid a nationwide racial reckoning following the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.

Final U.S. Army base stripped of Confederate name as Fort Gordon becomes Fort Eisenhower Read more

U.S. veteran saluting

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs grants all benefits to those discharged under ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Veterans who were discharged because of their gender identity, sexual orientation or HIV status will now receive the full range of veterans’ benefits including home loan guaranty, pension benefits, health care, and more.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs grants all benefits to those discharged under ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ Read more