Children walk next to the memorial wall with the names of residents who were killed at the time of Russia’s occupation, on July 2, 2023 in Bucha, Ukraine. The Kyiv suburb was turned into a battlefield in the first month of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as Moscow’s troops attempted to seize the capital. Ukrainian forces took back control of Bucha and nearby towns last March, after weeks of violent occupation by Russian forces. Ukrainian authorities allege that 1,400 deaths occurred during Russian occupation here, with more than 175 people found in mass graves and torture chambers, amid thousands of instances of war crimes. (Photo by Roman Pilipey/Getty Images)

‘Have the kids come home?’: How open-source technologies are reshaping conflict and humanitarian operations

DefenseScoop was recently briefed about how the U.S. government is increasingly engaging with a broad range of efforts to document evidence of potential war crimes and other…
President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) talk as they depart the U.S. Capitol following the Friends of Ireland Luncheon on Saint Patrick’s Day March 17, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

White House requests $13B in supplemental defense funding for Ukraine as budget deadline looms

About $9.5 billion would be set aside for equipment for Ukraine’s military and to help replenish U.S. military stocks, according to a summary of the request.
U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Tacket, Head Quarters and Head Quarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, launches a Tier I Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, “PUMA”, during training, Schofield Barracks, Nov. 14, 2012. (Photo by Sgt. Hillary Rustine)

US to send more Puma drones to Ukraine

An unspecified number of the unmanned aerial systems were included in the latest security assistance package. valued at $2.1 billion. that was announced Friday.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Starlink 4-20 mission, launches from Space Launch Complex 40 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on September 4, 2022. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

Pentagon contracting with SpaceX’s Starlink to provide satellite communication capabilities for Ukraine

The Pentagon is buying satcom capabilities from SpaceX’s Starlink to aid the Ukrainian military in its war with Russia, DefenseScoop has learned.
Fire Controlman (Aegis) 3rd Class Thomas Tecchio, from Norwood, N.J., stands the spy radar system control watch aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) as it transits the Taiwan Strait during a routine transit Sept. 17, 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin Stack)

Navy establishing accelerated response capability cell to support Ukraine, Taiwan, other contingencies

The MARCC will support security cooperation with allies and partners.