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Jennifer Hlad

Senior News Editor, Defense One

Jennifer Hlad
Jennifer Hlad is senior news editor at Defense One and lives in Kailua, Hawaii. Hlad was a Stars and Stripes reporter at the Pentagon and West Coast bureau chief in California before traveling with her Marine Corps husband to posts in Manama and Okinawa, all the while working a mix of assignments with Air Force Magazine, the Daily Beast, Military Times and other publications. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia, and holds a master’s degree in journalism from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.
Business

2023 sees new record for US government-to-government arms exports, boosted by Ukraine aid

The year’s $80.9 billion total for Foreign Military Sales is up more than half from the previous year.

Business

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.

Threats

Expect a Chinese show of force against Taiwan soon, says INDOPACOM head

“When something occurs that they don’t like, they tend to take actions,” said Adm. John Aquilino.

Threats

How US Army Pacific is preparing for war with China

A sprawling, multi-island exercise hones troops’ ability to fight in the jungle, cross “wet gaps,” and operate with multiple partner nations.

Threats

F-15s strike weapons facility in Syria

Operation was response to attacks on U.S. troops in the region, Defense Secretary Austin said.

Threats

Army takes on a naval tinge as it adapts to the Pacific

Undersecretary cites several aspects of the service’s efforts to develop “linchpin” capabilities for the joint force.

Threats

Massive defueling of leaky Hawaiian storage facility begins

As 104 million gallons of fuel are hauled to four new locations, a yearslong remediation effort will begin at Red Hill.

Threats

Pentagon: US aid to Israel and Ukraine depends on Congressional action

Senior defense official says Hamas’s brutal attacks show the need to be ready to respond immediately.