Army Fires Commander of Germany Air Defense Unit Activated After Ukraine Invasion

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Eric Ackles

In October, the Army stood up a new key air defense unit in Germany as a reaction to Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine. But after only six months, the unit’s commander has been fired. Lt. Col. Eric Ackles, commander of 1st Battalion, 57th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, was relieved of command Monday, the service confirmed […]

Watch Out for Backroom Warmongers Urging NATO Entanglement in Ukraine

Ukrainian Col. Gen. Serhii Popko (left), Commander of Ukrainian Land Forces Command, and U.S. Army Lt. Gen. John Thomson (right)

The opinions expressed in this op-ed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of If you would like to submit your own commentary, please send your article to for consideration. Recent proposals encouraging initiatives to increase NATO membership for Eastern European nations are antagonistic, ill-timed and of questionable […]