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Marcus Weisgerber

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.
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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EXCLUSIVE: Details Revealed in Trump’s Lame-Duck Pentagon Budget Draft

Some of the numbers are “fabricated,” says one official. But they shed light on GOP lines of attack awaiting Biden.

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Democrats See GOP Electioneering in Air Force Choice of Georgia for C-130 Base

A Trump appointee wants Air National Guard planes sent to the state that holds the key to Senate control.

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The Clock is Ticking On F-35, Drone Sale to UAE

Lame-duck approval of sale could allow UAE to sign contract for weapons before Biden takes office.

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Tata Tapped to Perform Duties of Defense Undersecretary for Policy

President Trump’s deeply controversial nominee was rejected by the Senate over the summer.

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Trump Fires Esper, Taps NCTC Director to be Acting SecDef

Christopher Miller becomes Trump's fourth acting defense secretary just 72 days before Inauguration Day.

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US Navy Orders First New Missile Sub

The $9.4 billion order covers the completion of USS Columbia and materials for USS Wisconsin.

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Army Halts Apache Helicopter Deliveries

For the second time in two years, the Army had to stop accepting Boeing's attack helicopter. The exact reason remains unknown.

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Boots on The Moon Are Going to Have to Wait, Space Force General Says

NASA’s astronaut program is the quickest way to space for military personnel. 

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As Navy Pushes for More Ships, Experts Warn Repair Yards Are Crumbling

One congressman suggests contracting ship maintenance work to private yards or even working with allies.

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Revealed: US Air Force Has Secretly Built and Flown a New Fighter Jet

The new digital tools that designed the full-scale flight demonstrator could herald a sea change in weapons acquisition.

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Lockheed-Boeing Battle Heats Up as USAF Looks to Buy F-15EX

The F-35 maker is fighting to keep its monopoly on the Air Force’s fighter-jet shopping list.

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Here’s What Might Not Survive COVID Budget Cuts

Like baby antelope at the watering hole, military weapons and vehicles still in early development might be the first to go.