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House Armed Services Democrat Slotkin wins, Luria loses, as ‘red ripple’ leaves control of House and Senate to be determined

SLOTKIN IN, LURIA OUT: Two incumbent Democrats who serve on the Home Armed Providers Committee and boast sturdy nationwide safety resumes confronted extremely aggressive contests in yesterday’s midterm elections, however as of this morning, just one misplaced.

With 92% of the vote in, Republican state Sen. Jen Kiggans, a nurse practitioner and former Navy helicopter pilot, was up 52%-48% over incumbent Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA), a former naval floor warfare officer who conceded to Kiggans final evening.

Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District contains Virginia Seashore and has a big naval presence. After Luria’s concession, Kiggans thanked her, noting that regardless of their political variations, “We actually share a love for our Navy and our nation.”

Luria served on the Jan. 6 committee, which has accused former President Donald Trump of fomenting the post-election assault on the Capitol final yr. Kiggans has acknowledged that Joe Biden is president however gained’t say if she thinks the 2020 election was honest.

In Michigan’s seventh Congressional District, a late endorsement by Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) might have helped save the seat of Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), who trailed Republican state Sen. Tom Barrett a lot of the evening however pulled forward within the early morning hours, 50.9%-47.1%, with 95% of the votes counted.

Each races were called by the Related Press.


SPANBERGER SURVIVES: Republicans had hoped to flip three of the 5 seats they should take management of the Home in Virginia, a state that elected a Republican governor and has been leaning pink lately. Ultimately, they solely received one.

In Virginia’s seventh District, one other Democrat endorsed by Cheney, Rep. Abigail Spanberger, beat her Trump-endorsed opponent Yesli Vega by a 51.9%-48.1% margin.

Spanberger, a centrist Democrat whose website cited a Lugar Middle rating her “as probably the most bipartisan member of Virginia’s congressional delegation,” was in a position to paint Vega as a “MAGA extremist” who referred to as the Jan. 6 rioters a bunch of individuals “exercising their First Modification proper.”

The third seat Republicans had their eyes on was within the tenth Congressional District within the liberal northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., the place incumbent Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) benefited from large Democratic turnout within the early voting and cruised to a 53%-47% successful margin.


ALL EYES ON ARIZONA, GEORGIA: The Democrats’ finest probability to retain management of the Senate is to win the Arizona seat held by former astronaut and Navy pilot Sen. Mark Kelly after which for Sen. Raphael Warnock to win the Dec. 6 runoff in Georgia.

Kelly, who sits on the Senate Armed Providers Committee, ran a marketing campaign that invoked the reminiscence of former Republican senator and presidential candidate John McCain, whose seat Kelly gained in a particular election.

Kelly leads Republican Blake Masters 52%-45.8%, however solely 66% of the vote has been counted. There are nearly 700,000 votes nonetheless to be counted in Maricopa and Pima counties, the place Kelly has to date posted commanding leads.

If Kelly hangs on, it might give Democrats 49 seats within the Senate, and all eyes would shift to Georgia, the place Trump-endorsed former soccer star Herschel Walker trails Warnock by lower than 1% with 95% of the vote tallied. Below Georgia regulation, the race is headed to a runoff subsequent month except Warnock may increase his 49.42% result in above 50%, which appears unlikely.

The opposite two Senate seats nonetheless in play in Wisconsin and Nevada, Republicans are main, with former Nevada Lawyer Normal Adam Laxalt up 49.9%-47.2% over Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) main 50.6%-49.4% over Democrat Mandela Barnes with 94% of the vote counted.

Johnson is favored to win, whereas the Nevada Laxalt-Cortez Masto race, the place poll drop bins are usually not counted till after Election Day, continues to be thought of a toss-up.


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LONG-AWAITED AIR DEFENSES DELIVERED: The Pentagon has confirmed that the subtle Nationwide Superior Floor-to-Air Missile Methods, constructed by Raytheon and a Norwegian firm, promised to Ukraine months in the past have lastly been delivered to Ukraine.

Two of the NASAMS items are actually operational, in accordance with the Pentagon, which stated Ukrainian crews had been educated to function the programs in an undisclosed location outdoors the nation.

“Once we present capabilities to the Ukrainians, they’ll obtain coaching on how one can function and keep that functionality. In order that they did not too long ago full that coaching. It was performed in Europe. … I am not going to say the place,” stated Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder, Pentagon press secretary, at a briefing yesterday. “So these programs are actually in Ukraine and operational.”

The Pentagon wouldn’t touch upon experiences that Ukraine can also be in search of the C-RAM (Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar) programs operated by the U.S. Military which are notably efficient towards drones and artillery.

“We’ll have in mind lots of completely different concerns and programs as we discover Ukraine safety help wants,” stated Ryder. “Air protection continues to be a precedence … so after we do have one thing new to announce that we have not already, we’ll make sure you put that out.”

ZELENSKY ADVISER: RUSSIA MUST LEAVE BEFORE PEACE TALKS: In response to reports that the Biden administration is privately pressuring Ukraine to sign an openness to negotiations with Putin, Mykhailo Podolyak, a senior adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stated in an interview that talks with Russia will probably be doable solely after the Russian military leaves Ukrainian territory.

“A cope with Putin is a one-way ticket to a world the place worldwide regulation is not legitimate, the place regulation is set by drive, and drive is nuclear weapons. And why pay such a value if Putin doesn’t quit the objective of destroying us?” Podolyak advised the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. “The ceasefire for Russia is a tactical pause for reinforcement. Is it price making such a present to Moscow?”

ZELENSKY: ‘STEP BY STEP’ PROGRESS: In his nightly video address, Zelensky once more sought to metal his individuals in regards to the arduous winter that’s quick approaching, conceding that the present counteroffensive has slowed.

“The scenario is tough on the whole entrance. In some areas, brutal positional battles proceed, as earlier than, and it’s particularly tough, additionally as earlier than, within the Donetsk area,” Zelensky stated. “The exercise of the occupiers there stays at a particularly excessive degree, dozens of assaults every single day. They endure extraordinarily large-scale losses, however their order has not modified — to achieve the executive border of the Donetsk area. We don’t quit a single centimeter of our land there.

The liberation of Kherson within the south, the place Russian troops have dug in and been strengthened, stays a prime precedence, and Zelensky stated Ukrainian forces are getting ready for a tricky combat.

“We clearly perceive what the enemy is planning,” he stated. “We’re reinforcing our positions, ruining Russian logistics, and constantly destroying the potential of the occupiers to maintain the south of our nation beneath occupation. … Step-by-step, we’re transferring in direction of the return of the Ukrainian flag to all our cities and communities.”


CRIMEA BRIDGE REPAIRS WILL TAKE A YEAR: Russia has stated it was in a position to resume restricted use of the 12-mile bridge over the Kerch Strait that hyperlinks Russia to occupied Crimea shortly after an explosion broken the span final month.

However British intelligence stated the bridge will be capable of carry solely restricted visitors for months to return.

“Russian efforts to restore the Crimean Bridge proceed however it’s unlikely to be totally operational till a minimum of September 2023,” in accordance with a Twitter thread from the British Protection Ministry.

“Though Crimean officers have claimed these extra spans will probably be in place by 20 December, a briefing offered to President Putin added that works to the opposite carriageway would trigger disruption to street visitors till March 2023,” in accordance with the British evaluation. “Alternative of the broken rail bridge has been contracted for completion by September 2023, though Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister acknowledged the restore timeline can be expedited.”

“The Crimean bridge assault has disrupted Russian logistics provides for Crimea and southern Ukraine, lowering Russia’s skill to maneuver army gear and troops into the realm by rail or street. The injury to the bridge, the current assault on the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol and the possible withdrawal from Kherson all complicate the Russian authorities’s skill to color an image of army success.”


The Rundown

Washington Examiner: Pentagon lays out expectations for winter months in Ukraine

Washington Examiner: Russia’s casualties in Ukraine spark outcry and uncommon authorities response

Washington Examiner: ‘Hostile try and tarnish’: North Korea rebukes US declare it’s supplying weapons to Russia

Washington Examiner: Blinken crew insists Ukraine coverage will not change as a result of GOP midterm victories

Washington Examiner: Midterm outcomes: Rep. Abigail Spanberger defeats Republican Yesli Vega in tight Virginia Home race

Washington Examiner: Midterm outcomes: Hassan beats again spirited Bolduc problem in New Hampshire Senate race

Washington Examiner: Midterm outcomes: Jen Kiggans wins Virginia’s aggressive 2nd District

Washington Examiner: Rep. Abigail Spanberger defeats Republican Yesli Vega in tight Virginia Home race

Washington Examiner: Opinion: Virginia Republicans would possibly go one for 3 in Home races; that is not nice

Wall Street Journal: Australia to overview insurance policies after investigation into coaching of Chinese language aircrews raises issues, following U.Okay.

Washington Post: White Home Says ‘Traces Of Communication’ With Russia Are Nonetheless Open

AP: Griner despatched to Russian penal colony to serve sentence

New York Times: Aerial Warfare Over Ukraine Heats Up As Russia Hammers Cities And Important Providers

Breaking Defense: Made to Tackle Russia, Swedish Gripen Fighter Jets Ought to Go to Ukraine: Report

Breaking Defense: LaPlante Pokes Silicon Valley ‘Tech Bros,’ Calls For Elevated Munitions Manufacturing For Ukraine

Defense News: Zhuhai Airshow Show Reveals Data on China’s J-20, J-16 Stock

Air & Space Forces Magazine: Upkeep Process Probably Led to Cracked C-130H Propellers, AMC Says

Air & Space Forces Magazine: Shyu Says Wargames Outline R&D Funding; New NDS Tech Doc Coming

Air & Space Forces Magazine: STARCOM to Broaden House Coaching Workout routines in Coming Months The U.S. Army Is In Decline Whereas China Grows Extra Highly effective Meet Russia’s Latest Borei-A Class Ballistic Missile ‘Stealth’ Submarine FH-97A: China’s New ‘Loyal Wingman’ Appears Like a Stealth Fighter 77,000 Russians Useless: Putin Has No Actual Plan to Win in Ukraine How Does North Korea Have Underground Air Bases? Did China Cease Russia From Utilizing Nuclear Weapons in Ukraine? Putin Is Smiling: Is America Getting Bored with the Ukraine Warfare?

The Cipher Brief: Is China’s Xi Jinping a Accountable Stakeholder?

The Cipher Brief: Elections Defend a Messy, However Higher Different

The Cipher Brief: The Clear and Current Hazard Entice

The Cipher Brief: Tech Antitrust Invoice May Expose the Cloud to Overseas Threats



8 a.m. — Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Affiliation and Naval Intelligence Professionals Navy Data Warfare Trade Day discussion board, with Vice Adm. Jeff Trussler, deputy chief of naval operations for data warfare; Scott Bray, deputy director of naval intelligence and director of the Naval Intelligence Exercise; Vice Adm. Scott Conn, deputy chief of naval operations for warfighting necessities and capabilities within the Workplace of the Chief of Naval Operations; Rear Adm. John Okon, director of the Workplace of the Chief of Naval Operations’s Warfare Integration Directorate; Kelly McCool, director of the Navy Digital Warfare Workplace; Rear Adm. Fred Pyle, director of the Workplace of the Chief of Naval Operations’s Floor Warfare Division; Sandy Brown, assistant deputy director of the Workplace of Naval Intelligence and deputy director of the Naval Intelligence Exercise; Vice Adm. Kelly Aeschbach, commander of Naval Data Forces; Vice Adm. Craig Clapperton, commander of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command; and Rear Adm. Mike Studeman, commander of the Workplace of Naval Intelligence and director of the Nationwide Maritime Intelligence Integration Workplace

8 a.m. — Carnegie Endowment for Worldwide Peace digital dialogue: ”U.S.-China Relations After the Midterms,” with Da Wei, director of Tsinghua College’s Middle for Worldwide Technique and Safety; Yun Solar, co-director of the Stimson Middle’s East Asia Program; Chong Ja Ian, nonresident scholar at Carnegie China; and Paul Haenle, visiting analysis fellow on the Nationwide College of Singapore’s East Asian Institute

8:15 a.m. 14750 Convention Middle Dr., Chantilly, Virginia — Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Affiliation Belvoir “Trade Days” discussion board, with Military Maj. Gen. Anthony Potts, program govt officer for command, management, and communications; Carlen Capenos, director of the Protection Data Methods Company’s Workplace of Small Enterprise Packages; and Valerie Oliver, deputy director of the U.S. Military Corps of Engineers’s Workplace of Small Enterprise

9 a.m. — Brookings Establishment digital dialogue: “Xi’s Sweep: Past China’s twentieth Social gathering Congress,” with panel discussions on “Chinese language Home Politics” and “China’s Overseas Coverage”

9 a.m. 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, Virginia — Authorities Government Media Group and Washington Expertise Cybersecurity Maturity Mannequin Certification 2.0 Ecosystem Summit, with Kelley Kiernan, chief expertise officer of the Navy Small Enterprise Innovation Analysis/Small Enterprise Expertise Switch program, and Kimberly Buehler, director for the Workplace of Small Enterprise Packages on the Military

10 a.m. 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, Virginia — Heritage Basis digital dialogue: “What China’s Strategic Breakout Means for the U.S,” with Brad Roberts, former deputy assistant protection secretary for nuclear and missile protection coverage, and Franklin Miller, principal on the Scowcroft Group and senior fellow on the Middle for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

4:30 p.m. — George Washington College Challenge for Media and Nationwide Safety Protection Writers Group Zoom dialog with Colin Kahl, undersecretary of protection for coverage Contact: Thom Shanker [email protected]


10 a.m. — Arab Middle digital dialogue: “The U.S.-Saudi Rift: Financial Disagreement or Geopolitical Realignment?” with Hala Aldosari, Saudi scholar and activist; Giorgio Cafiero, founder and CEO of Gulf States Analytics; Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Center East at Rice College’s Baker Institute for Public Coverage; Manal Shehabi, tutorial customer on the College of Oxford’s St. Antony’s Faculty; and Annelle Sheline, analysis fellow on the Quincy Institute’s Center East Program

10 a.m. — Wilson Middle Kennan Institute for Superior Russian Research and Center East Program digital dialogue: “Saudi Arabia and Oil: Between the U.S. and Russia,” with Man Laron, senior lecturer on the Hebrew College of Jerusalem; Bessma Momani, professor of political science on the College of Waterloo; and Stephen Kalin, reporter on the Wall Road Journal

12 p.m. — Quincy Institute for Accountable Statecraft webinar: “How Will Midterm Outcomes Have an effect on U.S. Coverage on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine?” with George Beebe, director, grand technique, Quincy Institute; Rachel Bovard, senior director of coverage, Conservative Partnership Institute; Jacob Heilbrunn, editor, the Nationwide Curiosity; and Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, senior adviser, Quincy Institute

12 p.m. 14th St. and F St. N.W. — Nationwide Press Membership’s American Legion Publish 20 assembly with a dialogue: on “The battle in Ukraine and efforts to get correct data into Ukraine and Russia,” with Voice of America Chief Nationwide Correspondent Steve Herman


9 a.m. World Warfare II Memorial, 1750 Independence Ave. — Buddies of the Nationwide World Warfare II Memorial and the Nationwide Park Service wreath-laying ceremony “to honor the greater than 16 million women and men who served with the U.S. Armed Forces throughout World Warfare II” and “in remembrance of the greater than 400,000 Individuals and 60 million individuals killed worldwide throughout the deadliest army battle in human historical past.” Livestream at


10 a.m. — Stimson Middle webinar: “Ukraine and the Way forward for Air Warfare,” with Margarita Konaev, deputy director of study and analysis fellow, Georgetown College’s Middle for Safety and Rising Expertise; Tom Karako, senior fellow, Worldwide Safety Program and director, Missile Protection Challenge on the Middle for Strategic and Worldwide Research; Sam Bendett, adviser with CNA Technique, Coverage, Plans, and Packages Middle; and Kelly Grieco, senior fellow, Reimagining U.S. Grand Technique Program, Stimson Middle

2 p.m. 1775 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. — Brookings Establishment occasion: “U.S. protection innovation and nice energy deterrence,” with Chris Brose, chief technique officer, Anduril Industries; David Ochmanek, senior protection analyst, Rand Company; Caitlin Talmadge, nonresident senior fellow, Strobe Talbott Middle for Safety, Technique, and Expertise, Brookings; and moderated by Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow, Brookings

7 p.m. — Stimson Middle webinar: “Army Operations Different Than Warfare in China’s Overseas Coverage,” with Courtney Fung, affiliate professor, Division of Safety Research and Criminology, Macquarie College; Andrea Ghiselli, assistant professor, Faculty of Worldwide Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan College; and Jesse Marks, nonresident fellow, China Program, Stimson Middle


“A cope with Putin is a one-way ticket to a world the place worldwide regulation is not legitimate, the place regulation is set by drive, and drive is nuclear weapons. And why pay such a value if Putin doesn’t quit the objective of destroying us?”

Mykhailo Podolyak, senior adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in an interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica

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