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Ryan Pickrell


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Past articles by Ryan:

US submarine that crashed into an underwater mountain in the South China Sea ran into a pier months earlier

An investigation said the sub's leaders "missed a significant opportunity for self-reflection and improvement" after the earlier incident. → Read More

Russia has been making a 'mess' of its invasion as Ukraine puts up a stiff resistance, but the war has only just started

"The Kremlin simply miscalculated," one expert said, adding that "it's led to a lot of dumb Russian mistakes." → Read More

Ukraine urges Kyiv residents to 'make Molotov cocktails' as Russia advances and even shows people how to make them

The president of Ukraine said a day earlier that "we will give weapons to anyone who wants to defend the country." → Read More

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says 'everything seems to be in place' for Russia to mount a full-scale attack on Ukraine before the night is over

Russia has "positioned its forces at the final point of readiness across Ukraine's borders to the north, to the east, to the south," Blinken told NBC News. → Read More

Ukrainian president says 'we are not afraid' in 2 a.m. address to the nation after Russia ordered troops into eastern Ukraine

"We are not afraid of anything and anyone, we don't owe anything to anyone, we will not concede anything to anyone," he said. → Read More

New satellite photos show a bridge was built over a river near Ukraine that could be used for a military assault on Kyiv

The bridge was built over the Pripyat River in an area close to 4 miles from the Belarus-Ukraine border as Russia continues its military buildup. → Read More

Pentagon chief orders 160 National Guard troops to leave Ukraine as possible Russian invasion looms

The members of the Florida National Guard have been in Ukraine advising and training the Ukrainian forces. → Read More

ISIS leader killed in US raid in Syria, Biden says

The US military raid took place in northwest Syria on Wednesday night, Biden said. The raid also killed civilians, including six children. → Read More

These 17 satellite photos show how Russian forces have surrounded Ukraine amid invasion fears

A map from Maxar Technologies shows where the Russians are massing, and the images show what the country's military build-up looks like. → Read More

Kim Jong Un can be seen struggling to walk down stairs in a new North Korean propaganda film

The film appeared to make a nod to Kim's weight loss as well, noting that his body has "completely withered away." → Read More

Photo surfaces of F-35 that crashed into the South China Sea after a 'landing mishap' on a US Navy aircraft carrier

The US Navy confirmed that a photo circulating on social media was taken from someone on the carrier "during the crash." → Read More

The US says it won't fight for Ukraine if Putin invades, but it could still get pulled into a conflict with Russia, experts warn

A former US ambassador to Ukraine said it would be "sensible" for Biden to send troops to Eastern Europe as a deterrent amid tensions with Russia. → Read More

Russian forces are massing on Ukraine's border. Here's what Russia watchers think could be Putin's next big move.

Some say Russia will gradually escalate while trying to negotiate for concessions, but others warn that "they're going big on this." → Read More

Pilot forced to bail out of F-35 stealth jet after 'landing mishap' on US Navy aircraft carrier in South China Sea

Seven US Navy sailors were injured in the mishap aboard aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, the Navy said. → Read More

New satellite photos show the Russian military massing near Ukraine as US warns Russia could invade on 'short notice'

Russia has positioned tens of thousands of troops near Ukraine, and the US says an attack could come on "very short notice." → Read More

Moscow claims everything is normal after report says Russia has been quietly emptying out its diplomatic outposts in Ukraine

A new report says Russia has evacuated nearly 50 people in recent weeks, but Moscow says its outposts are operating normally. → Read More

US intelligence suggests Russia has operatives in place for a possible false-flag operation to justify invading Ukraine

Warnings that Russia may be looking for a pretext to invade Ukraine come as talks with the US and NATO have stalled. → Read More

North Korea fires off more missiles just hours after berating Biden administration over sanctions

"If the US adopts such a confrontational stance, the DPRK will be forced to take stronger and certain reaction to it," North Korea warned. → Read More

Russia could use failed talks with US and NATO as 'pretext' for invading Ukraine, experts and officials warn

"In a real sense," one expert said, "this does give them a kind of veil of legitimacy if they decide to invade Ukraine." → Read More

Russia says it doesn't plan to invade Ukraine. US tells Russia to prove it by sending troops back to their barracks.

"Return the troops to barracks or tell us what exercises are ongoing and what their purpose is," a US diplomat said. → Read More