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It’s Time to Base Fifth-Gen Fighter Jets in the Western Pacific, INDOPACOM Chief Says

China’s buildup means F-35s or F-22s should do more than exercise from Guam, Aquilino said.

A Drink for Jakko

Combat forges a special bond between an air controller and his airborne teammates.

Ukraine Will Survive and the US is Preparing to Arm it for Years, Says Pentagon’s Hicks

Deputy Defense Secretary Hicks discusses Russia, China, and inflation’s effects on the Pentagon’s buying power at the 7th Annual Defense One Tech Summit.

In Asia, Defense Ministers Issue New Warnings to China

“Ukraine today may be East Asia tomorrow,” Japan’s prime minister said at this year’s feistier-than-usual Shangri-La Dialogue.

NATO’s Next Strategic Concept Will Add China’s Threats, US Ambassador Says

The document is to be unveiled at next month’s summit, where Russia and potential members will also be on the agenda.

Missile Defense Agency Eyes Command Center for Guam

Integrating current and future sensor data is key to protecting Guam from future missile threats.

Despite Biden’s Latest, Pentagon Says Nothing Has Changed On US Defense of Taiwan

The president suggested that the U.S. is willing to get involved militarily—which could mean troops.

Guam Needs Better Missile Defenses—Urgently

Here's a two-stage plan to harden this crucial island base against China's burgeoning missile arsenal.

Special Operators Want AI to Help Discern Public Opinion

New sentiment-analysis tools would improve psyops, SOCOM commander says.

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.

Four Ways China Is Growing Its Media Influence in Southeast Asia

Beijing is trying to burnish its image in the region. What if it took aim at America’s instead?

Four Lessons that Should Upend the Pentagon’s Five-Year Strategy

From the quick consumption of weapons in Ukraine to rising inflation, the current resourcing plan is untenable.

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.