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Bradley Peniston

Deputy Editor

Bradley Peniston
Bradley Peniston is deputy editor of Defense One. A national security journalist for two decades, he helped launch Military.com, served as managing editor of Defense News, and was editor of Armed Forces Journal. His books include No Higher Honor: Saving the USS Samuel B. Roberts in the Persian Gulf (Naval Institute Press, 2006), which has been featured in the Chief of Naval Operations' Professional Reading Program.
Policy

The Navy’s New Long-Range Shipbuilding Plan Is More Like a Menu

With uncertainty rising at home and abroad, service leaders decided to offer Congress a trio of scenarios.

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.

Policy

Confederate Names and Symbols on Hundreds of Military Roads, Structures, Ships Under Review

Congress’ Naming Commission has revealed what else besides base names may get relabeled or removed—right down to a water tank.

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

Teleworking DOD Civilians May Be Recalled to In-Person Work

Two years after the pandemic sent DOD into “maximum telework,” Thursday’s memo points the way toward a new new normal.

Threats

What Just Happened With Putin’s Nuclear Forces? Here’s What Experts Say

Whatever it is, U.S. officials are calling it escalatory–but not “high alert.”

Threats

Expect a Navy Fleet Plan of 500 Ships, CNO Says

Adm. Gilday says recent exercises and several years of analysis are helping the service converge on numbers for its long-range shipbuilding plan.

Policy

The Navy’s Messaging Choke Point

Some say the service needs to stop using jargon like “littoral operations” and “sea denial” if it wants to connect with more Americans.