Policy

Meet the frustrated negotiators seeking a Gaza ceasefire

Qatar is increasingly the world’s mediator, but this is the energy-rich sheikdom’s toughest case yet.

Austin on Rafah operation: ‘There's better ways to do this’

U.S. officials are voicing greater concern about Israel's new operation. That hasn’t changed policy.

Defense One Radio, Ep. 154: Behind the rise in global defense spending, Part 3: The wider world

In the final episode in a three-part series, we revisit the guns-vs.-butter debate and take another look at the consequences of Washington's "porcupine" strategy for Taiwan's defense.

Defense One Radio, Ep. 153: Behind the rise in global defense spending, Part 2: China and the Indo-Pacific

Why is the region in the middle of an arms race? And what do analysts think China is really spending on its military?

House authorizers: cut F-35 purchases to fix problems

Their version of the defense policy bill would reduce the Pentagon’s 2025 purchase by 10 jets.

An Army drone branch? Idea advances in House subcommittee

Tactical and Land Forces panel’s NDAA proposal would also fund 3 “unfunded priorities.”

Spy agencies need policies to protect sensitive data about American consumers: ODNI

The intelligence community frequently buys data that reveals personal details about individual U.S. citizens, a report found last year.

'Swarm pilots' will need new tactics—and entirely new training methods: Air Force special-ops chief

AFSOC will expand on groundbreaking experiments this summer, Lt. Gen. Bauernfeind says in interview.

Australia aims to double its naval fleet. Can its plan work?

Questions remain about financial commitment, manpower, schedule, and ability to avoid acquisition missteps.

Everyone’s V-22s are flying again—and may do so past 2060

As all services emerge from March’s grounding, the program’s manager lays out long-term plans.

Air Force declares major cost breach for new helicopter program

The service wants to halve its buy of the helicopter, which is driving up per-unit costs.

At Army’s special-ops school, the biggest changes in a generation

Ukraine, robotics, and more are driving a six-year plan to improve training in irregular warfare, technology, and psyops.

Prepositioned stocks will get new aid to Ukraine quickly, top US officer says

Aircraft are likely “already flying” material toward the beleaguered country, senior official says.

How will Ukraine spend its new US aid?

It’s a fraught question amid Russian gains, uncertain long-term U.S. support, and Kyiv’s eventual need to end the war.