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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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Shake-Up Underway at Prominent Washington Think Tank

July 16, 2015 A major shake-up is under way at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, an elite Washington think tank that has seen a precipitous decline in Pentagon grant funding. Andrew Krepinevich, who has been president of CSBA since 1993, has begun telling colleagues and friends that he will retire from...

The Defense Department's IED Office Reinvents Itself For a New Era

July 14, 2015 The Pentagon’s counter-IED group, created a decade ago to counter roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan, has a new name, a new organizational home, and a bigger mission. Born in 2006 as the Joint IED Defeat Organization, or JIEDDO, the new Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency, or JIDA, still tracks the...

Russia, Not ISIS, Greatest Threat to US, General Says

July 14, 2015 Russia is a greater threat to the U.S. mainland than the Islamic State militants who are capturing territory in Iraq and Syria, said Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, President Obama’s nominee to become America’s No. 2 military officer. This seemed to surprise several of the senators gathered for Selva’s confirmation...

Pentagon’s IED Office Reinvents Itself For A New War

July 13, 2015 The Pentagon’s counter-IED group, created a decade ago to counter roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan, has a new name, a new organizational home, and a bigger mission. Born in 2006 as the Joint IED Defeat Organization, or JIEDDO, the new Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency, or JIDA, still tracks the...

Defense Reconsidering Total F-35 Buy, Dunford Says

July 10, 2015 Much has changed about the Pentagon’s Joint Strike Fighter program in the past 13 years, but one thing has remained steady: the number of F-35s to be bought for the Air Force, Navy and Marines. All three variants have seen design tweaks, program managers have come and gone, and the...

Pentagon Reconsidering Total F-35 Buy, Dunford Says

July 9, 2015 Much has changed about the Pentagon’s Joint Strike Fighter program in the past 13 years, but one thing has remained steady: the number of F-35s to be bought for the Air Force, Navy and Marines. All three variants have seen design tweaks, program managers have come and gone, and the...

Pentagon Moves Money to Counter Russia

July 8, 2015 The Pentagon, through a number of largely classified actions, is quickly working to beef up military equipment to counter the Russian military, U.S. Defense Department documents show. Sent to Congress this month, the two documents asks permission to shift more than $4.8 billion in the current fiscal year’s budget. While...

Operation Outreach

July 8, 2015 The Pentagon has a thing for Silicon Valley. Much of the courtship is focused on wooing commercial technology firms to partner with the military on defense projects. But the real attraction for a core group of top defense leaders—some of whom have spent their careers bouncing between government and industry—isn’t...

Beyond GPS

July 8, 2015 Air Force pilots streaked through the sky during a recent war game, bearing down on an enemy stronghold, until they realized their target was heavily defended by the invisible radio waves of a GPS jammer. The realization was a mission stopper. Such devices can cause bombs to miss their targets,...

Obama: ‘Effective Partner’ on the Ground Can Help Push Back ISIS

July 7, 2015 President Barack Obama pledged to keep pounding Islamic State militants with airstrikes, but said ground forces in Iraq and Syria must secure any gains produced by the bombing campaign. Meanwhile, France’s defense minister said ISIS has demonstrated a rare ability to fight as an organized military group while simultaneously carrying...