Tom Bowman

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The U.S. is sending advanced rocket systems to Ukraine, but not to be shot into Russia

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

President Biden said in a guest essay in The New York Times that he's decided to provide Ukraine with more advanced rockets that will enable it to more precisely strike targets on the battlefield.

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Logistics plays an important role in Ukraine getting weapons from the U.S.

Thursday, May 05, 2022

The United States continues to send weapons and machinery to Ukraine to help in its war against Russia. The increase in shipments includes much needed howitzers from a U.S. base in Delaware.

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Ukraine says Russia's offensive in Donbas has begun. Here's what we know

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russian forces have begun their new offensive against cities in the east and south and that a "substantial part" of the Russian army is taking part.

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Pentagon says Russia is still laying the groundwork for offensive in eastern Ukraine

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Ukraine's president says the long awaited Russian offensive in the east of the east has begun. After Ukraine's surprising resilience in the north, this next phase of the fighting is seen as critical.

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More Russian troops and artillery head into eastern Ukraine

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Ukraine says it scored a direct hit on the flagship of Russia's Black Sea fleet. Meanwhile, Moscow is moving more troops, artillery and helicopters into eastern Ukraine ahead of an expected offensive.

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Russia's war will be led by a general with a reputation for attacking civilians

Monday, April 11, 2022

Russia put a new commanding general in charge of operations in Ukraine. The move comes after several top Russian military leaders died during the invasion which has taken longer than Russia expected.

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What U.S. intelligence got right and wrong about the war in Ukraine

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman and Fred Kagan of the Critical Threats Project at the American Enterprise Institute about U.S. intelligence in the war in Ukraine.

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Russia says it will drastically reduce its troops near Kyiv. The Pentagon is doubtful

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Russia promised to scale back its attacks on Ukraine's capital, Kiev. The Pentagon isn't so sure the Russians will stop its attacks on the city and says only a small number of troops have moved north.

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New NFL hiring rules aim to bring in more women and people of color

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

The National Football League has a diversity problem, which it acknowledged this week. Team owners announced new hiring rules to increase numbers of women and people of color in their organizations.

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The state of the war: a month after Russia tried to claim an easy victory

Thursday, March 24, 2022

It's been one month since Russia invaded Ukraine. With refugees fleeing, we examine how Ukraine has changed — plus the efforts of the Ukrainian military and civilian resistance.

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U.S. and allies are sending thousands of weapons to Ukraine

Thursday, March 17, 2022

A senior defense official says the U.S., in consultation with allies, is looking into helping Ukraine with long-range air defense systems.

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What does Ukraine need to continue its fight against Russia?

Thursday, March 10, 2022

How can the U.S. help Ukraine's air defense? The U.S. turned aside one plan to send Ukraine's planes. The Pentagon said the country has planes, and need anti-aircraft missiles more.

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Russian forces have captured the southern Ukrainian port city of Kherson

Thursday, March 03, 2022

It's the first city that's fallen since Russian forces invaded a little over a week ago. But they seem to be stalled north of the capital Kyiv, where Ukrainian forces and volunteers are resisting.

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The latest from the Pentagon on Russia

Monday, February 28, 2022

Pentagon officials say Russia could be poised to step up bombing in Ukraine. The United States and NATO are sending more weapons to Ukraine.

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U.S. defense official says Russian forces are moving in on Ukraine's capital

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Russian forces have mounted the "initial phase" of a large scale invasion of Ukraine with missile and air strikes. A senior defense official says the aim is to seize the capital Kyiv.

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White House says a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine could happen within days

Friday, February 11, 2022

The White House is warning that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could happen within days, though U.S. officials don't believe a final decision has been made, or know the scope of a potential invasion.

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President Biden and German Chancellor Scholz discuss possible sanctions on Russia

Monday, February 07, 2022

President Biden met with new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the White House Monday. The two leaders are trying to show they're on the same page on how to sanction Russia if it invades Ukraine.

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U.S. troops to head to Eastern Europe as Russia masses forces on Ukraine's border

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby announced Wednesday that thousands of U.S. troops will be sent to Eastern Europe. The move comes during a major military buildup of Russian forces near Ukraine.

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U.S. sending troops to Eastern Europe as Russia masses forces near Ukraine

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

The Pentagon announced Wednesday that thousands of U.S. troops will soon be dispatched to Eastern Europe amid a major military buildup of Russian forces around Ukraine.

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Pentagon hopes diplomacy will work as concern over an invasion of Ukraine grows

Friday, January 28, 2022

Pentagon leaders said they hoped diplomacy could end the possibility of an invasion of Ukraine. But they cautioned if an invasion occurs, it could be horrific.

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