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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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Pentagon Sends an Engineer and a Navy SEAL to Woo Silicon Valley

August 5, 2015 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Less than five months since Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that the Pentagon would open a Silicon Valley office, an engineer and a Navy SEAL are already working to persuade the government-weary tech community to partner with the military. Their new office, dubbed the Defense Innovation...

Marines: The F-35 is Ready for War

August 3, 2015 The Pentagon has declared the U.S. Marine Corps version of the F-35 joint strike fighter ready for war, seven years later than planned in 2001, when the U.S. launched its ambitious project to build a common warplane for the military and its closest allies. The battle-ready milestone marks the most...

US Marines Say F-35 is Ready for War

July 31, 2015 The Pentagon has declared the U.S. Marine Corps version of the F-35 joint strike fighter ready for war, seven years later than planned in 2001, when the U.S. launched its ambitious project to build a common warplane for the military and its closest allies. The battle-ready milestone marks the most...

Saudi Arabia Wants 600 Patriot Missiles in Response to the Iran Deal

July 29, 2015 Just two weeks after Western nations and Tehran struck a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program, the Pentagon says Saudi Arabia wants to buy 600 new Patriot missile interceptors. The $5 billion-plus purchase is likely just the first of many more as America’s Middle Eastern allies arm themselves in response...

Saudi Arabia Responds to Iran Deal: Give Us 600 Patriot Missiles

July 29, 2015 Just two weeks after Western nations and Tehran struck a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program, the Pentagon says Saudi Arabia wants to buy 600 new Patriot missile interceptors. The $5 billion-plus purchase is likely just the first of many more as America’s Middle Eastern allies arm themselves in response...

Britain Digs In Against ISIS, Russia

July 28, 2015 Great Britain, like its American ally, is reviewing the makeup of its military as it digs in for a long fight against the Islamic State and prepares to counter a resurgent Russia. The strategic defense and security review – the first since 2010 – is “refreshing our national risk assessment,”...

Turkey Opens Key Air Bases for US Strikes On ISIS

July 23, 2015 Turkey will open up Incirlik Air Force Base, about 250 miles from the Syrian city of Raqqa, to U.S. and coalition strike operations against the Islamic State, or ISIS, Pentagon and Obama administration officials confirmed. The move puts anti-ISIS aircraft, which had been flying some 1,200 miles to strike enemy...

Army Chief Nominee Supports Arming Recruiters

July 22, 2015 If legal hurdles are removed, the general nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the Army said he would support arming soldiers at recruiting stations. Gen. Mark Milley, the current head of Army Forces Command, spoke just days after the Pentagon ordered military recruiting centers across the country to step...

Prospective Army Chief Supports Arming Recruiters

July 21, 2015 If legal hurdles are removed, the general nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the Army said he would support arming soldiers at recruiting stations. Gen. Mark Milley, the current head of Army Forces Command, spoke just days after the Pentagon ordered military recruiting centers across the country to step...

Lockheed Snatched Up Sikorsky For a Steal

July 20, 2015 Why did nobody else want to buy helicopter-maker Sikorsky? The world’s largest defense company was just gifted an enormous moneymaker by its own competitors and for a steal, experts say — $9 billion for the Connecticut-based firm. But there’s more. Because of a tax loophole, Lockheed will get nearly $2...