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Reuben Johnson

Reuben F. Johnson is a defense technology analyst and correspondent for Breaking Defense and was based in Kyiv for two decades prior to the Russian invasion. He is currently based in Warsaw.

Articles by Reuben Johnson (page 1)

October 15, 2022 6:14 am

Ukraine Needs Missile Defense

NATO can protect Ukrainian civilians from Russian terrorism. Let Putin explain why this would be an escalation.
Reuben Johnson
July 8, 2022 5:19 am

The Ground Truths in Ukraine

Even the best plans are hostage to the facts on the ground.
Reuben Johnson
February 11, 2022 5:18 am

The Right’s Argument Against Aiding Ukraine Is Wrong—and Dangerous

A Russian conquest of Ukraine would be perilous for America and our allies.
Reuben Johnson
June 23, 2021 5:13 am

COVID, Hacking, and Spying Helped China Develop a New Stealth Fighter in Record Time

In the West, the pandemic put the defense industry on hold. In China, the military used the time to make…
Reuben Johnson
August 27, 2020 5:13 am

Putin’s Poison

He’s done it again, this time to Alexei Navalny.
Reuben Johnson
August 11, 2020 7:13 am

Belarus Is About to Explode

Following a rigged election, the citizens are revolting, and the country’s strongman is cracking down.
Reuben Johnson
August 8, 2020 8:16 am

Europe’s Last Dictator Is in Trouble

Belarus's Aleksandr Lukashenko could lose Sunday's election, even if it's not free and fair.
Reuben Johnson
July 9, 2020 5:30 am

Putin’s Sham Vote

The changes to the Russian constitution could make him the longest-reigning Russian ruler in modern history, surpassing even Stalin.
Reuben Johnson
April 15, 2020 4:58 am

Going Viral: How Putin Is Using COVID-19

He's going to be president for life.
Reuben Johnson
October 11, 2019 5:27 am

A Brief, Painful History of Ukraine

And how it ended up at the center of the scandal that could lead to Trump's impeachment.
Reuben Johnson