News Wire | Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022

Taiwan Holds Drills, Says China Seeks Control of Seas

By Johnson Lai | Associated Press (free)

Taiwan’s foreign minister said Tuesday that China is using military drills to rehearse an invasion of the self-governing island democracy, while Taiwan’s military began its own live-fire exercises in a show of readiness to thwart off a potential attack.

New Ukraine Military Package Is Largest Yet, Pentagon Says

By Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post (free)

The Pentagon on Monday said it is sending Ukraine an additional $1 billion in military assistance, including tens of thousands more munitions and explosives — the largest such package since Russia launched its invasion in February.

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