Drums of War

Big mistake by the reporter or the translator here. It should be shells, not howitzers.

Mark Riisik — deputy director of the Department of Political Planning — expresses his concern about the West’s inability to produce artillery ammunition at the rate needed by the Ukrainian army. Riisik emphasizes that the EU failed in its promise to supply Kyiv with one million howitzers (a type of field artillery) in 2023. Russia will produce 4.5 million howitzers this year alone, while receiving huge quantities from North Korea.

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Italy seizes Chinese-made military drones destined for Libya
ROME, July 2 (Reuters) - Italian authorities intercepted and seized two Chinese-made military drones that were destined for Libya and disguised as wind turbine equipment, Italy’s customs police and customs agency said on Tuesday.

https://www.reuters.com/world/italy-seizes-chinese-made-military-drones-destined-libya-2024-07-02/

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[Suicides in Air Force, Navy and Marines in first quarter of 2024 top pandemic-era rates, DOD data shows | Stars and Stripes]

[One-third of U.S. military could be robotic, Milley predicts (msn.com)]

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/one-third-of-us-military-could-be-robotic-milley-predicts/ar-BB1pP9DG

[Robots to make one-third of US military forces by 2039: Ex-general (interestingengineering.com)]

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[NATO says its Aegis Ashore missile defense site in Poland is operational - World - TASS]

[NATO - News: NATO missile defence base in Poland now mission ready, 10-Jul.-2024]

https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_227649.htm

[Russia Vows ‘Military’ Response as US Hypersonic Weapons Head to Europe - Newsweek]

ETA

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[Defense: Competition between tank manufacturers rekindled by war in Ukraine (lemonde.fr)]

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