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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: We Can’t Afford to Replace Aging ICBMs, Bombers, Subs

April 14, 2015 The Defense Department cannot afford to replace its aging nuclear-missile submarines, ICBMs, and long-range strategic bombers unless it gets a funding boost or radical policy changes are made, according to a top Pentagon official. Even if Congress approves the White House’s 2016 budget for the Pentagon, the Pentagon will find...

New Technology Will Allow Navy To Target with Jamming Pods

April 14, 2015 The U.S. military has largely relied on aerial video from drones, aircraft and satellites to locate and target Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. But new technology could allow the Navy’s fleet of jammer jets to pinpoint battlefield insurgents hiding under cover. “Three Growlers working together can get you...

New Tech Will Allow Navy To Target with Jamming Pods

April 13, 2015 The U.S. military has largely relied on aerial video from drones, aircraft and satellites to locate and target Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. But new technology could allow the Navy’s fleet of jammer jets to pinpoint battlefield insurgents hiding under cover. “Three Growlers working together can get you...

The Pentagon’s Next Bomber Will Be Built To Upgrade

April 10, 2015 The Air Force’s new stealth bomber, a highly classified military project, is being designed to accommodate incremental improvements over the years, making it easier and cheaper to modify the plane to counter future threats, according to a senior Pentagon official. That also means the company that builds the plane might...

Pentagon's Next Bomber Will Be Built To Upgrade

April 9, 2015 The Air Force’s new stealth bomber, a highly classified military project, is being designed to accommodate incremental improvements over the years, making it easier and cheaper to modify the plane to counter future threats, according to a senior Pentagon official. That also means the company that builds the plane might...

As Russia Improves Its Surface-to-Air Missiles, US Looks To Counter

April 8, 2015 In a dimly lit conference room at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Russian defense executives showed images of U.S. aircraft and the high-tech missiles they said could shoot them down. A balding, middle-aged man in a dark suit showed briefing slides that described sophisticated surface-to-air missile batteries with impressive...

Defense Moves More Communications Equipment into Cheyenne Mountain

April 8, 2015 The Pentagon is beefing up its communications setup inside a hollowed-out section of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains less than a decade after it had largely abandoned the site. The gear is being moved into Cheyenne Mountain to protect it from electromagnetic pulses, said Adm. William Gortney, commander of U.S. Northern Command...

Pentagon Moves More Communications Gear into Cheyenne Mountain

April 7, 2015 The Pentagon is beefing up its communications setup inside a hollowed-out section of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains less than a decade after it had largely abandoned the site. The gear is being moved into Cheyenne Mountain to protect it from electromagnetic pulses, said Adm. William Gortney, commander of U.S. Northern Command...

Welsh’s nuclear concerns; At last—a breakthrough on Iran; Airstrikes in Yemen making a difference?; No mercy in Tikrit; ‘Make a hole’; And a bit more.

April 3, 2015 The U.S. will up its contributions to the Saudi-led campaign against the Houthis by providing aerial refueling for combat jets conducting airstrikes in Yemen, according to a senior military official via AFP’s Dan De Luce: “The U.S. military's Central Command (CENTCOM) has been given the green light to deploy refueling...

‘Double-overtime’ in the Iran talks; Yemen air war roll-up; #ThrowbackThursday for Russia and Norway; Military suicides not linked to war?; Menendez exits SFRC; And a bit more.

April 2, 2015 Breaking this morning: Al Qaeda militants stormed a prison in Mukallah, Yemen, freeing dozens of prisoners—though there are conflicting reports on just how many inmates have been freed. BBC says at least 150, CNN says at least 270 and AFP says more than 300. “Double-overtime.” Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program...