Navy

US Army’s Plan Needlessly Duplicates Air Force Strike Capabilities

The service would do better to follow the Marines’ path toward specialization.

Let’s Get Real About US Military ‘Dominance’

American strategists need to drop the assumption that the U.S. military will be the superior force in any given situation.

New Small Aircraft Carrier Unlikely, Admiral Says As US Navy Begins New Assessment

Air warfare chief: “I believe the L-class ships operating with the F-35B fit that bill.”

What the Navy’s War on Sleep Deprivation Teaches Us about Cultural Change

A campaign to make ship drivers rest has lessons for larger-scale culture shifts.

Drones Could One Day Make Up 40% of a Carrier Air Wing, Navy Says

The Department’s new unmanned plan directs focus not just on drones but on their “enabling technologies.”

What Do We Know About China’s Newest Missiles?

Much can be gleaned from open sources, from official announcements to commanders’ online bios.

How Special Ops Became the Solution to Everything

They’ve become a major military player—and maybe a substitute for strategic thinking.

The New ICBM Is a Legacy System, And Should Be Cancelled

Antiquated strategic thinking must not be allowed to drain funding that could be put toward more pressing threats.

‘Not Enough Being Done’ to Counter China’s Growing Aggression, US Military Officials Warn

“We have been trying to convey in Washington a sense of urgency,” said one of two senior U.S. military officials, as the Biden administration reviews Pentagon plans.