Pentagon’s No. 2 Civilians Fire Back in ‘Woke’ Wars

“There's been no detraction from the primary mission,” Navy Undersecretary Erik Raven told dubious GOP senators.

A Slim Rhetorical Wedge Could Drive China and Russia Apart

U.S. officials must skip no opportunity to remind Moscow that it is Beijing's junior partner.

Lawmakers Propose Civilian Cyber Reserve to Bolster DOD and DHS

Bipartisan bills aim to allow the agencies to bolster cybersecurity by recruiting skilled civilians to serve as reservists.

How a Problem-Solving Course Could Help Rebuild Trust in the US Military

Let’s expand the Hacking 4 Defense program, which already helps hundreds of college students engage fruitfully with national-security problems.

Air Force Should Double Its B-21 Purchase Plans, Think Tank Says

The service also needs to buy the stealth bombers more quickly, a new Mitchell Institute report says.

Russian Strike on US Drone Reflects a 'More Aggressive' Intercept Pattern, Milley Says

The MQ-9 UAV sank so deep into the Black Sea that it’s difficult to recover, the Joint Chiefs chairman added.

Pentagon Creates Cell to Oversee Expansion of Weapon Production Lines

The move comes as the military looks to increasingly bulk buy munitions.

Pentagon Mobilized to Support Tech Startups After Bank Failure

The failure of Silicon Valley Bank presents the Defense Department with warnings—and opportunities.

Let Us Bulk-Buy Missiles for Fighting China, Pentagon Asks Congress

The Defense Department says it wants to use more multi-year munition buys in future years as well.

5.2% Pay Bump for Troops, Feds in 2024 Budget Proposal

The largest proposed pay raise for federal employees since the Carter administration still falls short of the demands of some Democrats and unions.

Sketching Out the Rules for Offensive Cyber Operations

The White House released the first-ever National Cybersecurity Strategy this week. It leaves the door open for more defined use cases for cyber operations.

Panel Seeks Ways to Accelerate Pentagon Budgeting—and Keep Up with China

Recommendations are expected soon on adapting a decades-old way of doing things for the modern era.

State of Defense 2023

A year into a war on European soil, U.S. defense planners remain fixated on China.

From Balloons to Nukes, We Must Stop Inflating the China Threat

We are better off talking to Beijing than getting tangled up in a new arms race.

Cutting Pentagon Jobs Won't Stop the Real Waste, Union Says

Lawmakers should reject pressure to fund underperforming weapons and service contracts, AFGE officials said.