Navy

ICBM Advocates Say US Missile Subs Are Vulnerable. It Isn’t True

Recent technological advances still favor the sea-based leg of America’s nuclear triad.

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White House Shipbuilding Plan Would Shrink Ford Carrier Class Over Navy Objections

Critics say the bulked-up fleet plan would cut dangerously into Army, Air Force budgets — if Congress and the Biden administration followed it.

Why We Need a New ICBM

The arguments for keeping a nuclear triad.

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EXCLUSIVE: Details Revealed in Trump’s Lame-Duck Pentagon Budget Draft

Some of the numbers are “fabricated,” says one official. But they shed light on GOP lines of attack awaiting Biden.

In First, Navy Ship Shoots Down ICBM with SM-3 Interceptor

The test could set the stage for a new framework of missile interceptors in the Pacific.

US Navy Orders First New Missile Sub

The $9.4 billion order covers the completion of USS Columbia and materials for USS Wisconsin.

What Clinton’s Foreign Affairs Article May Mean for the Defense Budget

Her approach, more rebalancing rather than modernizing, avoids a simple zero-sum frame of defense vs. non-defense spending.

Preserve the Jones Act

China’s burgeoning fleets underscore the importance of legislation that bolsters our own.

Ep. 79: CNO Adm. Michael Gilday

In an exclusive interview, the Navy's top officer talked about the fleet's future ships, aircraft, and networks.

Chief of Naval Operations Outlines Future for Drones, Minicarriers

The fleet may need fewer large aircraft carriers but more ships that can carry aircraft.

Esper’s Fantasy Fleet

The SecDef’s 500-ship plan is an exercise in wishful thinking that avoids hard choices.