Defense

The New Air Force Ones Are Late, So the Old Planes Need More Cash, Official Says

The Air Force acquisition chief cites a 2- to 3-year delay, which Boeing blames on subcontractor and supply problems.

Pentagon May Give Sweden and Finland More Security Aid

Russia has issued vague threats over the countries' applications to join the alliance.

Trump Allies Slam Biden for Ukraine Aid Amid Inflation and Supply Chain Shortages

Senators voted no because of problems domestically, a lack of oversight, and a high price tag.

Biden Orders U.S. Troops Back to Somalia, Reversing Trump Withdrawal

“This is a step that rationalizes what was essentially an irrational arrangement that we inherited,” a senior administration official said.

House Dems Urge Social Media Networks not to Delete Evidence of Possible Russian War Crimes in Ukraine

Automated and artificial intelligence-enabled systems may be removing and permanently erasing evidence of potential Russian war crimes in Ukraine, lawmakers said this week.

Army Suicide Numbers for 2022 are ‘Significantly Lower,’ Army Secretary Says

A proposed $99 million gym in Alaska is at the top of the service chief's unfunded priorities list.

Congress’ Plan For Ukraine Aid Surpasses the White House Request by $7B

Lawmakers boosted funds for replenishing American weapons’ stocks and supporting European Command operations.

Lockheed Secretly Worked to Block Airbus’ Influence in Washington—While Teaming on a Major Pentagon Bid

Internal email reveals U.S. company’s pressure to deny Europeans’ application to powerful trade group.

Billions Spent on Overseas Counterterrorism Would Be Better Spent by Involving Ex-Terrorists

The U.S. gives money to help Indonesia and other countries fight terrorism. But research shows that this money might not be effective, unless it directly reaches former extremists.

Marine Infantry Battalion Experiment Needs More Time, General Says

‘I would expect that this will continue to be a learning process over the next couple of years,’ Maj. Gen. Watson said.

DOD-VA Health Record Modernization Not Hitting Interoperability Targets, Watchdogs Say

In a joint oversight report, inspectors general at the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs say that some legacy health data isn't being migrated to new electronic health records systems.

The Pentagon Wants to Prevent Personnel Data Tracking, Breaches

The Defense Department's innovation shop is looking for commercial solutions that can help better protect personnel data.

NCOs: America Has Them, China Wants Them, Russia is Struggling Without Them

Non-commissioned officers, long the “backbone” of the U.S. military, are proving even more crucial on modern battlefields.

Twice Burned

How the U.S. military’s toxic burn pits are poisoning Americans — overseas and at home

Task Force Gator Back to Training Ukrainians as Battle Rages For the Donbas

A Florida National Guard unit that withdrew just before Moscow invaded is back to teaching as Russia reveals its weak spots.