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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 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.
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Mattis in Israel; US pitches Saudis a plan to reduce CIVCAS in Yemen; How Syria’s war has been good North Korea; China’s AF on high alert; ISIS’s ‘last fortress’; And a bit more.

April 21, 2017 Fresh off visits to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, Defense Secretary James Mattis met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv today. Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baron, who is traveling with Mattis, was there. What did the Israeli leader have to say about U.S. President Donald Trump? “I...

Russia’s arms export boom stalls; Wisconsin shipbuilding and Trump; Mattis meets industry leaders; and a lot more.

April 20, 2017 We spend a lot of time talking about U.S. and European defense companies and how they market weapons and equipment overseas. But how is Russia viewing the global arms market? It’s an opaque area that’s difficult to track, but it doesn’t look good. Enter Sergey Denisentsev of the Moscow-based Center...

Asia blasts US carrier delay; Mattis walks a fine line on Yemen; Risks of accidental nuclear war are growing; Russian bombers buzz Alaska again; Egypt’s new submarine; And a bit more.

April 20, 2017 Anxiety over the Washington-Seoul alliance spans both sides of South Korean politics, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times reported Wednesday in the wake of that carrier delay story that surfaced late Monday. “What Mr. Trump said was very important for the national security of South Korea. If...

The extreme risks of shooting down North Korean missiles; Pence to DPRK: ‘The sword stands ready’; Mattis talks Yemen war in Saudi Arabia; Russia, from the Arctic to US airspace; And a bit more.

April 19, 2017 Under discussion: shooting down DPRK missiles. With that Korea-bound carrier group finally heading to the peninsula, the U.S. military is considering shooting down future North Korea missile tests, The Guardian reported Tuesday, citing “two sources briefed on the planning.” The idea, which contains a number of big risks, is naturally...

Pence’s threat from the DMZ; Spectacle and kaput in North Korea; McMaster in Af-Pak; Dunford in the Boston Marathon; And a bit more.

April 17, 2017 Pence dons a bomber jacket and issues a threat from the DMZ. North Koreans could face U.S. military strikes like in Syria and Afghanistan if it continues with its nuclear program, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said— well, implied—from the fraught patch of turf linking North and South Korea on...

3D-printing ICBM parts; shutdown countdown; Boeing stands up venture arm; and a lot more.

April 13, 2017 Among the first stories I wrote for Defense One were about how the Pentagon and defense industry were exploring the use of 3D printing for weapons and equipment. Nearly three years later, as the technology matures and gains wider certification for military use, printed parts are becoming commonplace in everything...

The U.S. is About to Stop Buying Tomahawk Missiles, Like the Ones That Hit Syria

April 10, 2017 The venerable Tomahawk cruise missile, used in conflicts big and small since 1991, took center stage once again in an April 7 strike that rained some five dozen of the weapons upon a Syrian airfield believed to have launched a chemical attack. But its end is in sight, if not...

The US Is About to Stop Buying Tomahawk Missiles, Like the Ones That Hit Syria

April 7, 2017 The venerable Tomahawk cruise missile, used in conflicts big and small since 1991, took center stage once again in an April 7 strike that rained some five dozen of the weapons upon a Syrian airfield believed to have launched a chemical attack. But its end is in sight, if not...

U.S. Hits Syrian Airbase With Scores of Cruise Missiles

April 7, 2017 U.S. Navy warships have launched scores of cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase, marking a new escalation in the United States’ involvement in the country’s civil war. A U.S. official told reporters that 59 Tomahawk missiles, fired from the guided missile destroyers Ross and Porter in the Mediterranean Sea, struck...

US Hits Syrian Airbase With Scores of Cruise Missiles

April 6, 2017 U.S. Navy warships have launched scores of cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase, marking a new escalation in the United States’ involvement in the country’s civil war. A U.S. official told reporters that 59 Tomahawk missiles, fired from the guided missile destroyers Ross and Porter in the Mediterranean Sea, struck...