Policy

Curtailing Korean Exercises Comes at a Price, Says USMC Commandant

Gen. Neller says training on the Korean peninsula is an integral — if not quite irreplaceable — part of Marine readiness.

Science & Tech

Hackers Find Scores of Vulnerabilities in Marine Corps Websites

The Pentagon’s latest bug-bounty contest continues a successful run of hack-the-military efforts.

Ideas

The Marines Still Need a New Amphibious Combat Vehicle

Those who argue that beach landings are irrelevant are not seeing the whole picture.

Business

After Crash, Air Force Ends Test Flights of Light-Attack Planes Vying for Contract

Weeks after a Naval aviator was killed in a Super Tucano, Air Force leaders say the competition is back on for propellor-plane key to the Afghanistan war.

Business

Marines to Buy New Amphibious Combat Vehicle from BAE Systems

The armored personnel carrier will replace the four-decade-old Amphibious Assault Vehicle.

Policy

Top Marine General: ‘I’ve Never Told a Marine They Could or Couldn’t Speak’ to the Press

While one service cracks down on media engagement, the Corps’ top officer strikes a different tone.

Business

Lockheed: Pentagon Negotiators Are Becoming More Unpredictable

The company’s CFO says willingness to discard precedent has stalled a new deal for the F-35 — and even affected the C-130.

Business

The Marines Have ‘Too Many Hornets’

The commandant wants to retire beaten-up F/A-18s more quickly as F-35s join the Corps.

Threats

Three Things the US Military Needs to Fight in Europe

One year into rotational deployments on the continent, here’s what the Army and Marines say they need.

Policy

After the Marines United Scandal, ‘All Options’ Are on the Table

The Corps is considering integrating female recruits into West Coast training camps to help address subconscious biases, the assistant commandant said.

Science & Tech

Marines: 'The First One Through the Door Should Be a Lethal Robot'

The future of amphibious warfare looks like a constellation of bots large and small. The main challenge now is getting them to talk to each other.

Business

Charted: Here’s How the Cost of the F-35 is Changing

The per-plane cost for the Navy and Marine Corps variants both rose before falling.

Business

Disjointed: Pentagon Isn’t Coordinating Efforts to Fix Readiness

Each service has its own plan, except for the Marines, who don’t really have a plan, says the GAO.

Science & Tech

For F-35's First Deployment, Marines Plan 'School of Hard Knocks'

Real-world missions will help the Corps chart its future with the plane, says the leader of the Marines’ Combat Development Command.

Business

F-35 Production Set to Quadruple As Massive Factory Retools

After years of delays, the Joint Strike Fighter program is finally ready to hit the afterburner.

Threats

Navy, Marines To Open All Jobs to Women

Months before the deadline, Secretary Mabus says he won’t ask for exemptions to keep any billets all-male.

Business

Neller Tapped as Marine Corps Commandant

Lt. Gen. Robert Neller now awaits Senate confirmation as the latest addition to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s national security team at the Pentagon.

Threats

The F-35 Won't Be Going To War Against ISIS Just Yet

The U.S. Marine Corps will declare its vertical-flight Joint Strike Fighter ready for war in July, but a top general says it’s unlikely the jets will head to Iraq any time soon.