Policy

Biden’s Asia Trip is ‘Proof’ That US Can Focus On Two Fronts At Once, Officials Argue

His first presidential Pacific crossing aims to convince wary leaders that Washington is not losing focus on China.

The New Air Force Ones Are Late, So the Old Planes Need More Cash, Official Says

Air Force acquisition chief cites 2- to 3-year delay, which Boeing blames on subcontractor and supply problems.

The Pentagon Is Closing in on 'Ethical' AI Implementation

The Defense Department released guidance for using AI responsibly last year.

Coast Guard Academy Graduates its First Cyber Majors

A "handful" of new cyber specialists will go to the service's Cyber Command headquarters for their initial assignment.

Trump Allies Slam Biden For Ukraine Aid Amid Inflation, Supply Chain Shortages

Senators voted no because of problems domestically, a lack of oversight, and a high price tag.

Sweden and Finland’s NATO Membership Coming ‘As Soon as Possible,’ Deputy Secretary General Says

NATO leaders also are expected to bolster the alliance’s eastern flank with new plans at next month’s Madrid summit.

Biden Orders US Troops Back to Somalia, Reverses Trump Withdrawal

“This is a step that rationalizes what was essentially an irrational arrangement that we inherited,” a senior administration official said.

Lawmakers Seek To Flex Dormant Foreign-Policy Muscle On Capitol Hill

“Right now we have an unbroken streak of one,” a Senate aide told Defense One.

Army Suicide Numbers for 2022 ‘Significantly Lower,’ Army Secretary Says

A proposed $99 million gym in Alaska is at the top of the service chief's unfunded priorities list.

Congress’ Plan For Ukraine Aid Surpasses White House Request by $7B

Lawmakers boosted funds for replenishing American weapons’ stocks and supporting European Command operations.

Marine Infantry Battalion Experiment Needs More Time, General Says

‘I would expect that this will continue to be a learning process over the next couple of years,’ Maj. Gen. Watson said.

Biden Already Willing to Increase Recent Defense Spending Request

Just six weeks after requesting $773 billion for 2023, the Pentagon’s No. 2 acknowledges the military may need more money, due to inflation.

NCOs: America Has Them, China Wants Them, Russia is Struggling Without Them

Non-commissioned officers, long the “backbone” of the U.S. military, are proving even more crucial on modern battlefields.

White House Sounds Alarm on Threat from Quantum Computers

New directive orders the government to work with industry on security that can stand up to tomorrow’s quantum-powered decryption tools.