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Marcus Weisgerber

Global Business Editor

Marcus Weisgerber
Marcus Weisgerber is the global business editor for Defense One, where he writes about the intersection of business and national security. He has been covering defense and national security issues for more than a decade, previously as Pentagon correspondent for Defense News and chief editor of Inside the Air Force. He has reported from Afghanistan, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, and often travels with the defense secretary and other senior military officials.
Business

Will COVID-Stressed Countries Slow Their Arms Buys?

State Department’s political-military leader sees mixed signals from abroad.

Business

Lockheed Seeks Commercial Tie-Ups to Chase 5G Work

CEO Taiclet wants a leading role as U.S. and allied militaries build out their next-gen mobile networks.

Business

Army Halts Apache Helicopter Deliveries

For the second time in two years, the Army had to stop accepting Boeing's attack helicopter. The exact reason remains unknown.

Threats

Greece Joins the Turkey-Russia S-400 Saga, and Congress Wants Answers

Was Ankara using its Russian air-defense system to track a NATO ally?

Business

How An Amateur Planespotter Sparked Nuclear Dread

The bogus Trump-COVID-E-6B connection reminds us to be wary of ascribing meaning to coincidence.

Business

As Navy Pushes for More Ships, Experts Warn Repair Yards Are Crumbling

One congressman suggests contracting ship maintenance work to private yards or even working with allies.