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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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US Allies Cleared to Buy Arms Worth $3.5 Billion

May 5, 2015 The State Department has approved five arms deals worth nearly $3.5 billion for U.S. allies in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, two regions of intense focus for the Pentagon. State OKed the sale of more than 1.2 million rounds of ammunition for mortars and other guns for the Iraqi Security...

Marine Commandant, Air Force Cargo Pilot Tapped to Lead Pentagon

May 4, 2015 President Barack Obama will tap Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Tuesday, a defense official confirmed late Monday. Obama will also nominate Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, the head of U.S. Transportation Command, to become the next vice chairman,...

Russia Scales Back Long-Range Aircraft Patrols, NATO General Says

April 30, 2015 Moscow has throttled back long-range aviation missions near European nations, after a year where NATO fighter intercepts of Russian aircraft spiked. NATO scrambled jets more than 150 times in 2014, four times as much as it did the prior year, in response to Russian aircraft nearing the airspace of Baltic...

New Chips Could Patch the Military’s GPS Vulnerability

April 29, 2015 The Global Positioning System has given the U.S. military an edge on the battlefield for decades. Just about every piece of military electronic equipment – hundreds of millions of aircraft, drones, vehicles, radios, computers and guided bombs – relies on the technology. So it’s no wonder China and other countries...

Four Key Areas for Japan-US Military Cooperation

April 28, 2015 U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are pledging to deepen military cooperation in the coming years as America reinforces its pivot to the Asia-Pacific region. The most fundamental shift in military relations between the two countries rests in the agreement to come to the defense of...

New Pentagon Chief Carter to Court Silicon Valley

April 16, 2015 The Pentagon desperately wants to be more agile and flexible, but decades of cultural bureaucracy often prevent the nation’s largest organization from being that. Now, a tech-savvy physicist is in charge of the military and he is about to ask companies like Google and Facebook for solutions. Next week, Ashton...

Defense: We Can’t Afford to Replace Aging ICBMs, Bombers, Subs

April 15, 2015 The Defense Department cannot afford to replace its aging nuclear-missile submarines, ICBMs, and long-range strategic bombers unless it gets a funding boost or radical policy changes are made, according to a top Pentagon official. Even if Congress approves the White House’s 2016 budget for the Pentagon, the Pentagon will find...

Pentagon: We Can’t Afford to Replace Aging ICBMs, Bombers, Subs

April 14, 2015 The Defense Department cannot afford to replace its aging nuclear-missile submarines, ICBMs, and long-range strategic bombers unless it gets a funding boost or radical policy changes are made, according to a top Pentagon official. Even if Congress approves the White House’s 2016 budget for the Pentagon, the Pentagon will find...

New Technology Will Allow Navy To Target with Jamming Pods

April 14, 2015 The U.S. military has largely relied on aerial video from drones, aircraft and satellites to locate and target Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. But new technology could allow the Navy’s fleet of jammer jets to pinpoint battlefield insurgents hiding under cover. “Three Growlers working together can get you...

New Tech Will Allow Navy To Target with Jamming Pods

April 13, 2015 The U.S. military has largely relied on aerial video from drones, aircraft and satellites to locate and target Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. But new technology could allow the Navy’s fleet of jammer jets to pinpoint battlefield insurgents hiding under cover. “Three Growlers working together can get you...