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How the Fox/Dominion deal went down.
1. On the Chinese coast, just 135 miles from Taiwan, Beijing is preparing to start a new reactor the Pentagon sees as delivering fuel for a vast expansion of China’s nuclear arsenal, potentially making it an atomic peer of the United States and Russia. The reactor, known as a fast breeder, excels at making plutonium, a top fuel of atom bombs. The nuclear material for the reactor is being supplied by Russia, whose Rosatom nuclear giant has in the past few months completed the delivery of 25 tons of highly enriched uranium to get production started. That deal means that Russia and China are now cooperating on a project that will aid their own nuclear modernizations and, by the Pentagon’s estimates, produce arsenals whose combined size could dwarf that of the United States. This new reality is prompting a broad rethinking of American nuclear strategy that few anticipated. Instead, the United States is now facing questions about how to manage a three-way nuclear rivalry, which upends much of the deterrence strategy that has successfully avoided nuclear war. (Source: nytimes.com)
2. Russian drones hit infrastructure in the southern Ukrainian port city of Odessa overnight, as the battle for control of Ukraine’s skies continued. Ukraine’s air force said it shot down 10 out of 12 Iranian-made Shahed drones fired at Odessa by Russian forces. Public infrastructure was hit, the Odessa district military administration said, without specifying. There were no reports of casualties. Russia continues to use Iranian-made drones as well as missiles and artillery to target Ukrainian civil infrastructure and other targets far from the front lines in the 14-month war. The aerial attacks are putting strain on Ukraine’s air-defense network, threatening to deplete its munitions for shooting down drones and missiles and leading the government to make urgent requests to its Western allies to send more antimissile systems in particular. (Source: wsj.com)
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