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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.
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Expect the Russians to Keep Buzzing American Navy Ships

October 29, 2015 In the opening dogfight of “Top Gun,” a sailor stares at a radar screen, nervously calling out the distance of fictitious MiG-28 fighter jets challenging Tom Cruise in his F-14 Tomcat. His commander watches the foreign aircraft edge closer to his carrier, and finally barks, “250 miles — get ’em...

The New Northrop Grumman-Built Bomber Will Be Air Force’s Most Futuristic Plane

October 29, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Northrop Grumman will build the Air Force’s new stealth bomber, which will be one of the most futuristic planes ever built — and for a while, at least, among the most secret. On Tuesday, the service announced the winner of the contract to develop the Long Range Strike-Bomber, a deal...

Northrop Grumman to Build New Air Force Bomber

October 28, 2015 Northrop Grumman will build the Air Force’s new stealth bomber, which will be one of the most futuristic planes ever built — and for a while, at least, among the most secret. On Tuesday, the service announced the winner of the contract to develop the Long Range Strike-Bomber, a deal...

Northrop Grumman to Build Air Force Bomber — But Don’t Expect to See It Soon

October 27, 2015 Northrop Grumman will build the Air Force’s new stealth bomber, which will be one of the most futuristic planes ever built — and for a while, at least, among the most secret. On Tuesday, the service announced the winner of the contract to develop the Long Range Strike-Bomber, a deal...

Meet the Army General Now in Charge of the ISIS War

October 26, 2015 The U.S. military has a new top commander for the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, and the region is about to get a new special operations commander. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter last month quietly put Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland in charge of the coalition fighting...

Meet the New Army General in Charge of the ISIS War

October 23, 2015 The U.S. military has a new top commander for the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, and the region is about to get a new special operations commander. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter last month quietly put Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland in charge of the coalition fighting...

Meet the Secretive Team Shaping the Air Force’s New Bomber

October 23, 2015 About 80 people on a secretive U.S. Air Force team are overseeing the service’s most sensitive aircraft project in decades: the development of a new stealth bomber whose prime contractor could be announced as soon as Friday. The bomber team works inside the Air Force’s Rapid Capabilities Office, a unit...

Gates: Come Up With A Syria Strategy, Then Tell Putin ‘Stay Out of the Way’

October 21, 2015 The Obama administration needs to come up with a plan for Syria and then tell Russian President Vladimir Putin to stay “out of the way,” former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in a rare Washington appearance. Gates, who served for nearly five years under Presidents Bush and Obama, presented his...

What If Canada's New Government Doesn’t Buy the F-35?

October 21, 2015 Justin Trudeau, the new Prime Minister, has vowed to “reduce the procurement budget for replacing the CF-18s” — its version of Boeing’s older F/A-18 Hornet — “and will instead purchase one of the many, lower-priced options that better match Canada’s defence needs.” America’s Boeing, France’s Dassault, and even Sweden’s Saab...

Saudi Arabia Eyes US Warships, Sub-Hunting Helicopters to Check Iran

October 21, 2015 Saudi Arabia is close to buying new U.S. warships and helicopters so that they can hunt submarines and ships in the Persian Gulf directly from Iran. The deal, which U.S. officials said would free up U.S. forces performing those tasks in the Gulf, could be worth upwards of $13 billion...