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Marcus Weisgerber

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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 16 years, 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. Marcus’ work has been cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and many other U.S. and international publications. He has provided expert analysis on BBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, SiriusXM and other television and radio networks. In 2018, he won a Neal Award for his coverage of the Pentagon and defense industry. Marcus served as vice president of the Pentagon Press Association from 2015 to 2022. An avid hockey fan, Marcus earned a bachelor's degree in English/Journalism from the University of New Hampshire.

Amid Pentagon Focus On China, Indo-Pacific Command Says It Has $3.5B Budget Shortfall

This “unfunded list” comes on top of the $9.1 billion the Pentagon requested for “Pacific deterrence” in its 2024 spending proposal.


Defense One Radio, Ep. 120: Air Force chief Gen. Charles Q. Brown

Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown sat down with Defense One’s Marcus Weisgerber to discuss priorities for the year ahead, lessons from Russia’s Ukraine invasion, and more.


Pentagon Mobilized to Support Tech Startups After Bank Failure

The failure of Silicon Valley Bank presents the Defense Department with warnings—and opportunities.


Biden Unveils Plans for New Australian-US-UK Submarine

The plan also calls for Australia to buy three American-made Virginia-class submarines, with options for two more.


The Pentagon’s 2024 Budget Proposal, In Short

The spending plan includes $315 billion to develop and buy new weapons.


Let Us Bulk-Buy Missiles for Fighting China, Pentagon Asks Congress

The Defense Department says it wants to use more multi-year munition buys in future years as well.


Air Force Wants Faster A-10 Retirements

21 Warthogs are going away this year, and service leaders hope Congress will allow more.


Panel Seeks Ways to Accelerate Pentagon Budgeting—and Keep Up with China

Recommendations are expected soon on adapting a decades-old way of doing things for the modern era.

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Memo Details Effort to Boost Production of Weapons Sent to Ukraine

The Pentagon's top buyer offers a “targeted list” of weapons to help solve a problem decades in the making.