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In this video grab made available on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, Russia's military drone Okhotnik is seen taking off at an unidentified location in Russia.  (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)  **FILE**

Russia to deploy nuclear-armed drone torpedo

- The Washington Times

Russia's navy later this year will deploy a drone torpedo armed with a megaton-class nuclear warhead capable of destroying entire cities or ports, according to the commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

Workers in PPE overalls guard an entrance to a community under lock down on Thursday, March 17, 2022, in Beijing. A fast-spreading variant known as "stealth omicron" is testing China's zero-tolerance strategy, which had kept the virus at bay since the deadly initial outbreak in the city of Wuhan in early 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

DIA: Intel suggests COVID virus was lab-engineered

- The Washington Times

Army Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, revealed in prepared Senate testimony this week that some U.S. intelligence agencies -- not identified by name -- believe the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic may have been genetically modified in a laboratory and not transmitted naturally from an animal host in China, where it was first identified.

The American and Chinese flags wave at Genting Snow Park ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Feb. 2, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. Hackers working on behalf of the Chinese government broke into the computer networks of at least six state governments in the United States in the last year. That's according to a report released Tuesday by a private cybersecurity firm. The report from Mandiant does not identify the hacked agencies or offer a motive for the intrusions, which began last May and continued through the last month. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

Report details massive Chinese IP theft

- The Washington Times

Cybersecurity sleuths recently uncovered a massive Chinese government-linked hacking operation that is part of the billions of dollars' worth of stolen intellectual property and other data designed to support further cyber espionage taken from U.S. and foreign companies.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while addresses a meeting of the Council of Legislators under the Russian Federal Assembly at the Tauride Palace, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, April 27, 2022. (Alexander Demyanchuk, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Army reports on Putin's dysfunctional war

- The Washington Times

Russian President Vladimir Putin badly miscalculated in launching the invasion of Ukraine and falsely believed his army could rapidly overrun the country, according to an analysis of the war published by the Army War College.

In this file photo, China's People's Liberation Army displays DF-26 ballistic missiles in a parade. Over just the past several months, major revelations about the extent of China's hypersonic weapons capabilities, its nuclear arms stockpile, and even the size of its navy have sparked concerns that Washington may not have a full window into exactly what its 21st-century rival has up its sleeve, or what may be under development deep inside the communist nation. (Associated Press/File)  **FILE**

China preps for 'metaverse warfare'

- The Washington Times

China's People's Liberation Army is preparing to wage high-technology warfare in the metaverse, the emerging amalgam of virtual reality, the internet and the real world, according to a report by an Air Force think tank.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media during a meeting with Quad members, India, Japan, United States and Australia, in Melbourne, Feb. 11, 2022. India and Australia’s trade ministers say a shared security partnership with the United States and Japan has helped them strike a trade deal that Australia hopes will reduce its dependence on exports to China. (Darrian Traynor/Pool Photo via AP) **FILE**

AUKUS weapons technology sharing detailed

- The Washington Times

The Biden administration disclosed new details this week on the implementation of a new weapons and technology cooperation agreement between Australia, Britain and the United States under the recently formed AUKUS alliance.

This handout photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows a common hypersonic glide body (C-HGB) launching from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, in Kauai, Hawaii, March 19, 2020, during a Department of Defense flight experiment. The department is working in collaboration with industry and academia to field hypersonic war-fighting capabilities. (Luke Lamborn/U.S. Navy via AP)  **FILE**

U.S. lags China, Russia in hypersonic arms race

- The Washington Times

Pentagon efforts to rapidly build hypersonic missiles to compete with similar systems of U.S. adversaries took a second hit last week after Russia reportedly used a hypersonic missile in a bomb strike against Ukraine.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, 7th AF commander, speaks with Airmen assigned to the 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron during an immersion tour at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 11, 2019. Wilsbach visited multiple facilities on base during the tour, including the 51st LRS vehicle maintenance bay, the 51st Fighter Wing headquarters, and the newly opened Morin Gate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kelsey Tucker)

Pacific general vows 'robust' response to China attack

- The Washington Times

China needs to learn the lessons being taught to the Russian military in Ukraine and the dangers Beijing's military forces will face from any attack on Taiwan or another regional nation, the commander of the Pacific Air Forces said this week.

A security person moves journalists away from the Wuhan Institute of Virology after a World Health Organization team arrived for a field visit in Wuhan in China's Hubei province on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. The WHO team is investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic has visited two disease control centers in the province. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

DNI: China still blocking virus origin probe

- The Washington Times

China is continuing to prevent international investigators from tracing the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, and has falsely blamed the United States for the deadly pandemic, the annual threat assessment produced by the office of Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines revealed this week.

President Joe Biden listens during an event in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Intel praised, Biden faulted in Ukraine crisis

- The Washington Times

Security analysts familiar with internal U.S. government thinking say most of the blame for the Ukraine crisis and Russian invasion this week in seizing two eastern regions rests with President Biden and grew out of the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in August.

Ukrainian servicemen load Javelin anti-tank missiles, delivered as part of the United States of America's security assistance to Ukraine, into military trucks at the Boryspil airport, outside Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 11, 2022. The Polish military, meanwhile, has made an urgent request for 1,000 U.S. Army Javelin anti-tank missiles earlier this month but Pentagon red tape is delaying efforts to get large numbers of the missiles to the Ukrainian military. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Poles want 1,000 U.S. anti-tank missiles for Ukraine

- The Washington Times

The Polish military made an urgent request for 1,000 U.S. Army Javelin anti-tank missiles earlier this month, but Pentagon red tape is delaying efforts to get large numbers of the missiles to the Ukrainian military, "Inside the Ring" has learned.

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during the Silver Elephant Gala at the Columbia Convention Center, Friday, July 30, 2021  in Columbia, S.C. The Silver Elephant dinner, an annual fundraiser in its 54th year, has played host to Republicans looking for a political boost from the early-voting state. (Tracy Glantz/The State via AP) **FILE**

Pompeo backs new missile defense push

- The Washington Times

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is calling for a new Reagan-era Strategic Defense Initiative to counter growing nuclear and conventional strategic threats posed by China.

In this file photo, security personnel gather near the entrance of the Wuhan Institute of Virology during a visit by the World Health Organization team in Wuhan in China's Hubei province on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. A Marine Corps officer working with DARPA disclosed in a memorandum in August 2021 that his study of the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic concluded that it was produced as part of vaccine research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, according to documents made public by a conservative investigative group. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)  **FILE**

COVID virus made in Chinese lab as bat vaccine, Marine researcher says

- The Washington Times

A Marine Corps officer working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency disclosed in a memorandum last August that his study of the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic concluded that it was produced as part of vaccine research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, according to documents made public by a conservative investigative group.

Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro speaks at a news conference at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)

Navy bans work with attache group over China coercion

- The Washington Times

Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro has banned the Navy from taking part in activities of the semi-official Naval Attache Association over concerns China is manipulating the group in a bid to block Taiwanese military officers from taking part in its activities.