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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Chinese 'brain control' warfare work revealed

- The Washington Times

The Commerce Department imposed sanctions on Chinese technology companies and announced recently that China's military is engaged in dangerous work related to "brain control" warfare research.