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Defense One Radio, Ep. 153: Behind the rise in global defense spending, Part 2: China and the Indo-Pacific

Why is the region in the middle of an arms race? And what do analysts think China is really spending on its military?

Russian space nuke could render low-Earth orbit unusable for a year, US official says

Pentagon’s space-policy leader noted with concern Moscow’s recent veto of a UN resolution against putting nuclear weapons in space.

Air Force picks the builder of its next Doomsday planes

Sierra Nevada gets a $13 billion contract to replace the E-4B Nighthawk by 2036.

Is Russia putting an anti-satellite nuke in space?

A long-ago U.S. test showed the kind of havoc that could wreak in orbit.

The race is on to prepare Australia for nuclear subs

“There has been a hiatus where we weren’t all paying attention. Now we’ve got to catch up,” a UK shipbuilding exec says.

Russia rejects US proposal for negotiations on nuclear arms control

Despite several outreach attempts by Washington, Moscow has made no specific proposals on arms control since January 2022, a senior U.S. official said.

Belarus adds nukes to its military doctrine

Alexander Lukashenko has been pressing Russia's Vladimir Putin to return Soviet-era nuclear weapons to Belarus.

Defense One Radio, Ep. 141: Year in review

We take stock of our last 12 months of interviews, featuring conversations with generals, White House officials, researchers, authors, our own reporters, and many more.

Does the US have what it takes to keep its nuclear edge?

A congressional panel highlights its concerns about infrastructure, the industrial base, keeping up with Russia, and staying ahead of China.