Defense

We Don’t Have Enough Cash to Build New Nuclear Weapons, Says Air Force Chief

Nukes or conventional weapons, “the current budget does not allow you to do both,” says Gen. Dave Goldfein, suggesting Congress create a separate account.

Political Fight Over Russian Bounty on US Troops Appears to Warp Intel Debate

Democrats suspect the White House is trying to paint the assessment as less solid than it is.

GM Believes Army Troop Transport Deal Is Jumpstart to More Military Work

Now the company has its sights on Marine Corps, international, and more Army contracts.

The Army Team That Is Trying to See, and Shape, the Future

The team’s scientists are charting how advances in various fields will unlock more advances, out to 2050.

Lockheed Says It’s Hired 8,300 Since Coronavirus Hit

The company also says it sent $1.1 billion in accelerated payments to keep suppliers afloat amid COVID-19.

Trump Says Wisconsin Shipyard’s ‘Location’ Swayed Navy’s Frigate Award

The president also claims he’s made the service’s ships more beautiful.

DHS Predicted A Summer of Violence, Radicalization and Conspiracies

In an April 7 internal memo, Homeland Security officials warned that the pandemic's “extended isolation” could spark trouble.

Critics, Allies Wonder What Trump’s Trying to Achieve with Troop Cuts

One GOP lawmaker worries “it’s going to hurt U.S. strategic interests more than it’s going to punish Germany.”

Same Mission, Different Pay for National Guard

Benefits for National Guard members vary widely from state to state.

The Pentagon's Research Chief and His Deputy Are Resigning

Michael Griffin, defense undersecretary for research and engineering, and his deputy announced their July 10 departure in an email to staff.

The First U.S. General to Call Trump a Bigot

Ricardo Sanchez, the retired former commander of U.S. ground forces in Iraq, becomes the first high-ranking military officer to call out the president for racism.

Top Navy Official ‘Very Concerned’ About Strike at Maine Shipyard

About two-thirds of Bath Iron Works’ workers walked off the job on Sunday.

Navy to Punish Fired Captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt

In a reversal, the service’s top officer says further investigation revealed lapses in Capt. Brett Crozier’s judgment and actions aboard his COVID-stricken ship.

GovExec Daily: Taking Confederate Names Off Military Bases

Defense One's Brad Peniston joins the podcast to explain how the Pentagon could rename military installations.

New Space Strategy Is Heavy on ‘Winning,’ Light on Details

The first major update in nine years set out more forceful goals, but leaves gaps.

Two Ways to Stop Secrecy from Undermining US National Security

Keeping America safe in the 21st century means sharing more information with allies and partners. Here’s how to start.

Was the Coronavirus Outbreak an Intelligence Failure?

Warnings about major disease outbreaks are supposed to come from national and international medical intelligence and surveillance agencies that most Americans have never heard of.