Tom Bowman

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Ukraine says it needs help shooting down Russia's missile attacks

Monday, November 21, 2022

Russia is hammering Ukraine with missile attacks, many aimed at electricity stations. Ukraine is shooting down many of these attacks but says it needs more help from the U.S. and NATO.


Russia retreats from Kherson. Why is the U.S. nudging Ukraine on peace talks?

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Russia says all its forces are gone from the key southern city of Kherson. Yet the Biden administration is publicly asking Ukraine to show a willingness to negotiate.


Can the U.S. keep up with Ukraine's demand for weaponry?

Thursday, October 27, 2022

The U.S. expects to be providing weaponry to Ukraine for months and even years to come. Defense officials are confident they can meet the demand, but there are real-world challenges.


Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter dies at age 68

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter died Monday at age 68. He was known for opening ground combat jobs to women and pushing the Pentagon to spend more money on technology.


Kyiv targeted by Russian kamikaze drones

Monday, October 17, 2022

Kyiv was targeted by Russian forces again Monday, this time by kamikaze drones. The attacks were unsettling and deadly, but what's less clear is whether or not they changed anything about the war.


The differences between what Russia and Ukraine say is happening on the ground

Thursday, October 06, 2022

Russia says it is claiming parts of Ukraine, but facts on the ground say otherwise. Ukrainian troops continue a counteroffensive in the country's south and east that is upending the Kremlin's plans.


What's next for the war in Ukraine

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Nearly seven months of war in Ukraine, Kyiv's counteroffensive succeeded and Russia ordered more troops to mobilize. Ukrainian lawmakers have been visiting Washington to petition for more arms.


Ukraine begins offensive in south to take back territory from Russia

Monday, August 29, 2022

The Ukrainian military says it has begun a counteroffensive in the country's south to take back key territory occupied by the Russians early in the war.


What are the longterm implications of the U.S. sending military supplies to Ukraine?

Thursday, August 25, 2022

The Pentagon is ramping up its support of Ukraine in its war against Russia. The Defense Department is sending another $3 billion to Ukraine. That brings total U.S. aid to more than $13 billion.


Chinese ambassador says U.S. is provoking China with congressional visits to Taiwan

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

China's ambassador to Washington says the U.S. is provoking China on the Taiwan question with congressional visits. The U.S. military says it's worried about Chinese military exercises around Taiwan.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.