Policy

Are US Troops Still Training Ukrainians?

The military’s top officials did not clear things up on Tuesday.

Policy

China Should Heed Lessons from Russia’s Ukraine Invasion, US Official Says

“Your adversary’s probably stronger than you think it is,” warned the assistant defense secretary for Indo-Pacific security affairs.

Policy

Top Marine Defends Corps’ Lighter Direction

Gen. Berger responded to retired four-stars’ critiques by saying he’s building the right force to deter China.

Ideas

Inflation Is the New Sequestration

Congress must shore up the Pentagon’s eroded buying power.

Business

Former Pentagon No. 2 Named Head of Defense Industry Group

The appointment comes after the former CEO clashed with the trade association’s board.

Threats

New Budget Would Modify Planes, Pursue Hybrid Vehicles To Tackle Climate Change

The Pentagon’s 2023 proposal aims to reduce C-130 drag, modify KC-135 engines, and design a fuel-sipping airframe.

Policy

China Tops Threats in New Defense Strategy

An unclassified fact sheet outlines the Pentagon’s long-awaited capstone strategic guidance.

Policy

Navy Gets Budget Bump But Fleet Would Shrink Under Biden Request

Increasing spending by just 5 percent and cutting two dozen ships, the Navy asks for modest budget changes as it wraps up a new fleet plan expected to be heavy on uncrewed vessels.

Policy

Let Us Retire 50-Year Old Radar Planes, Air Force Asks Congress

The E-7 Wedgetail is the “leading candidate” to replace the oft-grounded E-3 Sentry, if Congress approves the president’s 2023 budget request.

Policy

Biden’s $773B Request for Pentagon Stays Focused on China

As war rages in Europe, 2023 budget proposal continues the military’s shift from ground combat to high-tech weapons.

Threats

Russian Forces Halt Kyiv Advance as Kremlin Says Donbass Was Only Goal All Along

Pentagon official rebuts Moscow's claims about war aims, casualties; adds that Russian precision munitions are failing at high rates.

Threats

US Mulls Larger Permanent Force in Europe, Sends More Missiles to Ukraine

U.S., NATO will take "hard look" at European security footprint no matter how the Ukrainian fight goes, U.S. official says.

Threats

US Needs More Arms Factories, Says Chief Weapons-Buyer Nominee

Bill LaPlante also said he wants to speed up deliveries of weapons and equipment to Ukraine.

Threats

State of Defense 2022

Our annual service-by-service look at where the U.S. military is, and where it's going.

Ideas

The US Needs a Center to Counter Foreign Malign Influence at Home

National security entities coordinate their fight against disinformation abroad. They need a way to do so within our borders.

Ideas

The DOD Needs a Joint Wargaming Center

The recent explosion of wargames obscures several flaws in the current system.

Ideas

The Defense Department Is a Bad Customer. Let’s Change That.

Two active duty officers spent time at tech firms. Here’s what they learned.

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