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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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Legislative Hurdle Delays U.S. Space Command Stand-Up

March 1, 2019 Pentagon leaders wanted U.S. Space Command, a new joint combatant command for space warfighting, up and running by the end of 2018. Two full months into 2019, Congress has yet to repeal a law that is preventing the command’s creation, according to defense and Trump administration officials. Here’s the problem....

Legislative Hurdle Delays US Space Command Stand-Up

February 28, 2019 Pentagon leaders wanted U.S. Space Command, a new joint combatant command for space warfighting, up and running by the end of 2018. Two full months into 2019, Congress has yet to repeal a law that is preventing the command’s creation, according to defense and Trump administration officials. Here’s the problem....

Wait, how many generals for Space Force?; Radar battle heats up; Boeing’s combat drones

February 28, 2019 JUST IN: The Pentagon has sent its legislative proposal to create a U.S. Space Force within the Air Force to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, three defense officials tell Defense One. The proposal, which has evolved greatly since defense officials began working on it last summer, calls on lawmakers to approve...

No Military Threat on Southern U.S. Border, Says NORTHCOM Commander

February 26, 2019 There is no military threat on the U.S. border with Mexico, the general in charge of defending the United States from foreign attacks told lawmakers Tuesday. The comments by Air Force Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy come as more than 5,000 military troops are deployed to in support of federal law enforcement...

No Military Threat on Southern US Border, Says NORTHCOM Commander

February 26, 2019 There is no military threat on the U.S. border with Mexico, the general in charge of defending the United States from foreign attacks told lawmakers Tuesday. The comments by Air Force Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy come as more than 5,000 military troops are deployed to in support of federal law enforcement...

Are America's Companies Ready to Fight Russia & China? New Study Aims to Find Out

February 25, 2019 What does the U.S. military need to confront Russia and China? A broad-ranging study of the required technologies and workforce that has been commissioned by the Ronald Reagan Institute, host of the annual Reagan National Defense Forum, hopes to identify just that. The effort is expected to look beyond large...

US CEOs skip IDEX; Growler export greenlit; US orders drone subs, and more.

February 21, 2019 Buckle up; we’re going around the world in this week’s newsletter. Let’s begin in Abu Dhabi, site of IDEX — formally, the International Defence Exposition and Conference. In recent years, the arms show has attracted top military brass and company executives from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, NATO, Russia, China,...

Lockheed Unveils F-21 Fighter, a Beefy F-16 Concept It’s Pitching to India

February 20, 2019 Lockheed Martin on Wednesday surprised the aviation world by unveiling the F-21 fighter jet, a proposed tailor-made version of the F-16, which it is pitching to the Indian Air Force. The company touted the proposed plane, “specifically configured for the Indian Air Force,” as “India’s pathway to F-35.” “The F-21...

Trump Officially Directs Pentagon to Create Space Force, Within Air Force

February 20, 2019 Seven months and one day after President Trump surprised the Joint Chiefs chairman by ordering up a new branch of the military, the president has formally declared what he wants: a new branch under the Air Force, something like the Marine Corps under the Navy Department. In a White House...

Trump Officially Directs Pentagon to Create Space Force, Within Air Force

February 19, 2019 Seven months and one day after President Trump surprised the Joint Chiefs chairman by ordering up a new branch of the military, the president has formally declared what he wants: a new branch under the Air Force, something like the Marine Corps under the Navy Department. In a White House...