Defense Management

Dunford: U.S. Will Provide Intel, Not Escorts, In Strait Of Hormuz

The Trump administration wants to put together an international coalition to prevent tanker attacks from Iran.

Sexual Assault Allegation Surfaces About Nominee for Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman

Cleared by Air Force investigators, Gen. Hyten may yet face questions during his Senate confirmation process.

New Camera Could Help Drones See Through Camouflage

Researchers copied a technique pioneered by creatures like the mantis shrimp.

Top Diplomat Slams ‘Endless War’ Cries of Campaign Trail as ‘the Echo of the 1930s’

“I get terribly worried. Because this shows total ignorance of what’s going on in the world today,” Ambassador Jim Jeffrey says.

Lawmaker: Human Problem at Pentagon Worse than Tech Problem

Rep. Jim Cooper says Congress shouldn’t accept a government topped by acting political appointees.

Trump Keeps Talking About the Last Military Standoff With Iran — Here’s What Really Happened

In 2016, 10 sailors were captured by Iran. Trump is making it a political issue. Our investigation shows that it was a Navy failure, and the problems run deep.

How the Pentagon Nickel-and-Dimed Its Way Into Losing a Drone

The lion’s share of the U.S. drone fleet is easy prey for advanced air defenses. It didn’t have to be that way.

Trump Might Not Want War, but the Military Is Steering His Iran Policy

The buildup in the Middle East is coming at the request of the forces responsible for the region.

USAF to Demo New Airborne Mesh Network for Latin American Militaries

The technology is being showcased at a meeting of regional air chiefs this week.


HASC Chair on Mini-Nukes: ‘We’re Not Trying to Manage a Nuclear War’

hairman Adam Smith, D-Wash., speaks as Secretary of the Army Mark Esper, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, and U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein. Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

Elizabeth Warren Urges Pentagon To Provide Stricter Oversight Of Federal Contracting

Warren cited a report that found Pentagon officials do not always consider the safety records of companies when reviewing contracting bids.

House Democrats Want To Kill This More Useable Nuke. They’re Right.

There are no good arguments for the W76-2 warhead, and quite a few good ones against.

Shanahan Out; Army Secretary Esper to Be Acting Secretary of Defense

Trump tweets the news after reports that the FBI was looking into a violent domestic dispute from nine years ago.

Climate’s Role In Armed Conflict Will Likely Increase

As global temperatures climb, the risk of armed conflict is expected to increase substantially, experts say.

U.S. Blames Tanker Attacks On Iran; CENTCOM Releases Surveillance Video

Military officials say imagery shows Iranians in boats at the tankers, handling a mine and trying to capture crew members.

The Defense Department Is Worried About Climate Change – And Also a Huge Carbon Emitter

Many current and former U.S. military leaders call climate change a serious national security threat, but few of them mention the Defense Department's big carbon footprint.