Defense Department

Austin Urges Congress to Pass a Budget, Citing China Threat

But the secretary left inflation, supply chain, and worker woes out of his speech to the Reagan National Defense Forum.

Defense One Radio, Ep. 111: Drones in Russia's Ukraine war, and elsewhere

We focus on the latest developments in unmanned aerial systems, from the front lines to a conference in Washington.

US Working on AI to Predict Ukraine’s Ammo and Weapons Needs

But a Pentagon watchdog is already unhappy with the way materiel is being tracked.

After 5 Full-Throttle Years, Kessel Run Is Settling In for the Long Haul

The new leader of the Air Force “software factory” wants data and architecture standards that stand the tests of time.

What's Appropriate on Social Media? DOD Spells It Out in New Guidance

The Pentagon's first department-wide policy for official accounts also requires reporting fake accounts.

US Military ‘Furiously’ Rewriting Nuclear Deterrence to Address Russia and China, STRATCOM Chief Says

But America’s “expertise is just not what it was at the end of the Cold War,” warns Adm. Chas Richard.

Biden To Ban Most Land Mines, Undoing Trump’s Loosened Restrictions

Advocates applauded the move, but urged a ban on the weapons on the Korean peninsula.

House Bill Would Allow Military to Perform, Fund Abortions

“Reproductive rights cannot and should not end when you put on our nation’s uniform,” Rep. Sara Jacobs said.

Training, Logistics Snafus Show How US Advisors Could Help Ukraine, Volunteers Say

Time, effort, and materiel are being wasted for lack of a little expertise, say two U.S. volunteers recently returned from the war-torn country.

Hicks: Today’s Russia Problem Mustn’t Distract from Tomorrow’s China Problem

An increasingly complex security environment is complicating the Pentagon’s efforts to ease tech firms’ frustrations.

US Needs Better Climate Forecasting, Wargaming, Report Finds

“Considerable work left to do” in Pentagon’s climate efforts.

China Tops Threats in New Defense Strategy

An unclassified fact sheet outlines the Pentagon’s long-awaited capstone strategic guidance.

Navy Gets Budget Bump But Fleet Would Shrink Under Biden Request

Increasing spending by just 5 percent and cutting two dozen ships, the Navy asks for modest budget changes as it wraps up a new fleet plan expected to be heavy on uncrewed vessels.

Let Us Retire 50-Year Old Radar Planes, Air Force Asks Congress

The E-7 Wedgetail is the “leading candidate” to replace the oft-grounded E-3 Sentry, if Congress approves the president’s 2023 budget request.

Biden’s $773B Request for Pentagon Stays Focused on China

As war rages in Europe, 2023 budget proposal continues the military’s shift from ground combat to high-tech weapons.