US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari at the State Department in Washington, DC, on September 26, 2022. (Kevin Lamarque/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
An Iranian long range surface to surface Qadr missile and an anti-aircraft gun are displayed in a war exhibition organized by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in a park in southern Tehran to mark the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war on September 23, 2021. (Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Marines with Mike Company confirm their oath of enlistment at their Eagle, Globe, and Anchor ceremony on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, on December 4, 2021. (US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ryan Hageali)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia Demeke Mekonnen at the Russian Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 27, 2022. (Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meet with Republic of Korea’s Minister of Defense Suh Wook for the 53rd US-Republic of Korea Security Consultative Meeting in Seoul, South Korea, on December 2, 2021. (DOD Photo by Navy Chief Petty Officer Carlos M. Vazquez II)
The Republic of Korea and United States conduct combined attack squadron flight and precision bombing drills on October 4, 2022, in South Korea, following North Korea’s ballistic missile launch. (ROK Joint Chiefs of Staff).