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Bradley Peniston

Bradley Peniston

Deputy Editor

Bradley Peniston is deputy editor of Defense One. A national security journalist for two decades, he helped launch Military.com, served as managing editor of Defense News, and was editor of Armed Forces Journal. His books include No Higher Honor: Saving the USS Samuel B. Roberts in the Persian Gulf, now part of the Chief of Naval Operations' Professional Reading Program.
Bradley Peniston is deputy editor of Defense One. A national security journalist for two decades, he helped launch Military.com, served as managing editor of Defense News, and was editor of Armed Forces Journal. His books include No Higher Honor: Saving the USS Samuel B. Roberts in the Persian Gulf, now part of the Chief of Naval Operations' Professional Reading Program.
Defense

Nuclear Experts Beg Congress to Push Back on Trump Administration’s ‘Dangerous Impulses’

A letter asks House and Senate Armed Services leaders to defund small nukes and support an extension for New START.

Defense

Defense Secretary Mattis Denies Comparing Trump to 'a Fifth- or Sixth-Grader'

Defense chief says the statements attributed to him in Bob Woodward's new book are fictitious.

Defense

How Will The Pentagon Create Its AIs? The Algorithmic-Warfare Team Is Charting a Path

Over the next 36 months, an algorithmic-warfare team will draw up a model for splitting the work between government and industry.

Defense

Three Urgent Tasks for Trump’s National-Security Team

The administration needs a single line on various policies — but even more urgently, it must fill about 100 top federal jobs, says James Stavridis.

Defense

As China Shows Off J-20 Stealth Fighter, A Bit of Context

It takes more than a flyby at an airshow to deploy fifth-generation fighter jets in combat.

Defense

Should Sailors Be Able to Reprogram Their Ship?

The U.S. Navy’s newest destroyer is automated to an unprecedented degree. Should the crew be allowed to harness it with code?

Defense

Army Warns that Future War with Russia or China Would Be ‘Extremely Lethal and Fast’

Leaders say warfare in the coming decades will be fundamentally different from the past 25 years.

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Tech

Carter to Engineers: Give 'New Capabilities to Old Platforms'

At a Navy R&D lab, the defense secretary reveals a deeply layered concept of 'innovation' — and a geek's love for tech

Defense

Carter: The Defense Department is Playing the Long Game in the South China Sea

For China, like the old Soviet Union, the U.S. defense secretary bets “internal logic” will dictate a change—eventually

Defense

Defense Secretary: Wider U.S.-Vietnam Military Relations Not ‘Directed’ at China

Lifting the arms embargo continues years of Obama’s efforts to link American and Vietnamese militaries, Carter said, as president visits country.

Defense

Pentagon Churns Through 9 Personnel Chiefs in 7 Years, Hurting Reform

Even before Brad Carson got beat up on Capitol Hill, he was ensnared in a Catch-22.

Defense

Dunford: New Defense Staff Needed to Meet Transregional Threats

Today’s system of regional combatant commanders is ill-suited for broader challenges, Joint Chiefs chair says.

Defense

Pentagon Personnel System Overhaul Omits Some Highly Anticipated Fixes

A new office will collect data about how service members are performing and why they leave.

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Management

Webb Drops Out of 2016 Democratic Race But Leaves Independent Bid Open

The presidential hopeful with the most military experience is now out of his party’s race for the White House.

Pay & Benefits

Navy Looks to Make Changes to Cold-War Personnel System

Armed with an innovative plan for promotions, Secretary Ray Mabus wants to sink industrial-age HR policies and rig his fleet for the 21st century.