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Marcus Weisgerber

Global Business Editor 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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Pentagon Warns CEOs: Protect Your Data or Lose Our Contracts

February 6, 2018 SAN DIEGO — The Pentagon is warning defense-industry CEOs to better protect their computer networks or risk losing business. “The culture we need to get to is that we’re going to defend ourselves and that … we want the bar to be so high that it becomes a condition of...

U.S. Air Force Looks For New Ways to Buy, Protect Satellites

February 6, 2018 PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, COLORADO — The U.S. Air Force is looking to diversify its satellite constellations by buying smaller, cheaper spacecraft, part of a plan to better protect its space assets from Russian and Chinese interference, military officials say. This and other moves are meant to give the Air...

Rebooting the Afghan war; ‘Shift in focus’ in Iraq; Audit finds $800m discrepancy; Trouble in Gitmo’s court; and just a bit more...

February 6, 2018 Meet the believers: the latest U.S. generals who have come to win the war in Afghanistan. After 16 years, here’s what’s different, they say: new rules, new plan, new firepower, new hope. From CENTCOM’s Gen. Joe Votel on down, As they see it, past years have brought only fits and...

US Air Force Looks For New Ways to Buy, Protect Satellites

February 5, 2018 PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, COLORADO — The U.S. Air Force is looking to diversify its satellite constellations by buying smaller, cheaper spacecraft, part of a plan to better protect its space assets from Russian and Chinese interference, military officials say. This and other moves are meant to give the Air...

Syrian militants down Russian jet; Another chem attack in Syria; Israel has been bombing inside Egypt; Seoul kept US in dark about Olympic rapprochement; and just a bit more...

February 5, 2018 Russia is flying its jets a bit higher over Syria this week after militants shot down one of Moscow’s fighter jets in the northwestern province of Idlib “as it flew low over the opposition-held town of Saraqeb” on Saturday, the Washington Post reports. The new altitude should be above 5,000...

Pentagon Confirms It’s Developing Nuclear Cruise Missile to Counter a Similar Russian One

February 3, 2018 The U.S. military is developing a ground-launched, intermediate-range cruise missile to counter a similar Russian weapon whose deployment violates an arms-control treaty between Moscow and Washington, U.S. officials said Friday. The officials acknowledged that the still-under-development American missile would, if deployed, also violate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The decision...

Pentagon Confirms It’s Developing Nuclear Cruise Missile to Counter a Similar Russian One

February 2, 2018 The U.S. military is developing a ground-launched, intermediate-range cruise missile to counter a similar Russian weapon whose deployment violates an arms-control treaty between Moscow and Washington, U.S. officials said Friday. The officials acknowledged that the still-under-development American missile would, if deployed, also violate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The decision...

Debating plans for N. Korea; China: we need more nukes; SDF holding ‘hundreds’ of ISIS fighters; CNO’s 6 axes of naval power; and just a bit more...

February 2, 2018 The Pentagon appears to be reluctant in giving President Trump military options to strike North Korea, according to the White House’s way of thinking, the New York Times reports. The gist: “The national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, believes that for Mr. Trump’s warnings to North Korea to...

Qatar Wants to Host U.S. Ships, Expand Air Base For American Families

February 1, 2018 In an effort to deepen ties with U.S. military, Qatar’s defense minister has laid out plans that would allow the U.S, Navy to base warships there and allow American families to live at a massive air base outside of Doha. The move comes nearly eight months after Gulf Cooperation Council...

Some 2019 budget numbers; Q&A with Qatar’s defense minister; Boeing loses trade dispute, and a lot more.

February 1, 2018 Anyone else thrilled January is behind us? Now that the never-ending month is over, let’s look ahead. For the second consecutive year, we are not expecting the Trump administration to send next year’s budget proposal to Congress on time, in this case because lawmakers still haven’t passed this year’s budget....