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Secretary of Defense Hagel Announces Nuclear Force Reforms

Secretary of Defense Hagel Announces Nuclear Force Reforms

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today a comprehensive action plan to reform to the nuclear enterprise and called for additional critical investments in sustainment as well as measures to address longstanding cultural issues that have hurt the morale of […]


Wanted: Ideas for Transform Planes into “Aircraft Carriers in the Sky”

Wanted: Ideas for Transform Planes into “Aircraft Carriers in the Sky”

Military air operations typically rely on large, manned, robust aircraft, but such missions put these expensive assets-and their pilots-at risk. While small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can reduce or eliminate such risks, they lack the speed, range and endurance of […]


DOD and Lockheed Announce Principle Agreement on Purchase of F-35s

DOD and Lockheed Announce Principle Agreement on Purchase of F-35s

The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin have reached an agreement in principle for the production of 43 F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Officials anticipate the Low-Rate Initial Production lot 8 (LRIP 8) contract to be finalized in the coming […]


Defence Chief: NATO Has Committed Four to Five Times More Aircraft to the Baltics

Defence Chief: NATO Has Committed Four to Five Times More Aircraft to the Baltics

The Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces, General Jarmo Lindberg, has taken note that activity levels on the Baltic Sea have increased of late. He says the Baltic Sea is now the scene of more military exercises, as well as […]


Downsizing US Army: When We’ll Need An Army, You Can Bet We’ll Need It Bad

Downsizing US Army: When We’ll Need An Army, You Can Bet We’ll Need It Bad

Twice in just the past 15 years the U.S. government has made the decision to shrink the size of the Army. Under the Bush Administration the argument was that the real threat was from rising near-peer powers and regional adversaries […]


US lifts 40-year arms ban to boost Vietnam sea defense

In a decision likely to anger China, the US is partly lifting a 40-year ban on arms sales to former foe Vietnam to help boost defenses in the tense South China Sea. The historic easing of the ban in place […]


China offers Russia ‘helping hand’ in Xi, Putin talks

China offers Russia ‘helping hand’ in Xi, Putin talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for Beijing and Moscow to offer each other a “helping hand” in the face of external challenges, at talks with his counterpart Vladimir Putin in Tajikistan Thursday, state media reported. The two leaders met in […]


Europe’s Defense Retrenchment Appears Over, But What Comes Next?

Europe’s Defense Retrenchment Appears Over, But What Comes Next?

Following a prolonged period of budgetary reductions, Europe’s larger defense environment appears to have reached its low threshold. But instead of a marked rebound in investment, the market as a whole will remain largely flat over the near term, according […]


Russia to boost nuclear, space defence forces against US

Russia to boost nuclear, space defence forces against US

Russia will respond to the United States’ “prompt global strike” programme designed to take out targets within an hour by upgrading its nuclear and space defence forces, its deputy prime minister said Wednesday. “Our response to the prompt global strike […]


 
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