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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.
Threats

Another US Hypersonic Missile Hits Mach 5 in Test, Air Force Says

Three different U.S. weapons have now demonstrated successful hypersonic flight.

Business

Raytheon Technologies Invests in Hypersonic Aircraft Startup Hermeus

It’s the first investment by the aerospace and defense giant’s new venture arm.

Exclusive Business

Lockheed Secretly Worked to Block Airbus’ Influence in Washington—While Teaming on Major Pentagon Bid

Internal email reveals U.S. company’s pressure to deny Europeans’ application to powerful trade group.

Threats

Pentagon Seeks to Update U.S. Weapons Stocks Depleted by Ukraine Donations

Defense Department's top acquisitions exec says Ukraine war is changing the way the U.S. thinks about stockpiles.

Business

Boeing’s Low-Ball Defense Bidding Has Come Back to Bite Them

The company has lost billions of dollars and the pandemic is making things worse.

Business

CEO: Boeing Should Have Rejected Trump’s Air Force One Deal

The company revealed that it has lost $660 million outfitting the next presidential jets—so far.

Business

Lockheed Is Delivering F-35s Late—But the Pentagon Is Also Buying Them Too Quickly, GAO Says

More than one-quarter of recent jets are arriving behind schedule, but ahead of planned components that will require costly retrofits, the watchdog says.

Ideas

Defense One Radio, Ep. 98: Arming Ukraine and ‘The Return of Conquest?’

Defense One's Marcus Weisgerber discusses the multi-national effort to arm Ukraine, and Tanisha Fazal shares her concerns about international norms, Putin's legacy, and a possible return to an age of conquest.

Exclusive Policy

Pentagon Reorganizes Industrial Policy Office to Shore Up Defense Firms, Supply Chain

The restructure gives two new deputies to the assistant secretary for industrial policy—and "dissolves" another.

Exclusive Policy

Biden’s No. 2 Defense Industry Policy Official Leaves Post

It’s unclear why Jesse Salazar has left, the latest in a string of recent Pentagon departures.