F-35 deliveries could resume in July, but the new jets won’t be combat-ready for a year or more

Program officials also say they’ll “reimagine” their upgrade plan, with new delays for some capabilities.


The F-35 program is costing more and doing less, GAO says

Total sustainment costs are now expected to top $1.5 trillion, even as the jet’s mission-readiness declines.


The State of the Marine Corps 2024

The Corps' race to become a lighter service might move faster if its budget weren’t flat.


Defense One Radio, Ep. 148: The state of the Marine Corps

Our annual State of Defense series continues with a focus on the Marines.

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Marines trade slow ships for drones and supply caches as they prep for modern warfare

Fulfilling sweeping modernization plans are “challenging,” but there's been progress with prepositioned stocks and drones.