As the Pentagon rushes to implement defenses against advanced hypersonic weapons, it’s battling the old way of doing acquisition and requirements.
Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan took it on the chin from a series of lawmakers Thursday, leaving the Capitol with a direct order to produce border wall details by the end of the day.
All told, the Army’s investing $57 billion in modernization over five years — but it wants to take time to test new technologies before it commits to them.
As the Pentagon starts pumping cash into shipyards and small weapons manufacturers, is it enough to save some ailing production lines?
The Air Force is too small for what it is being asked to do. Here’s what it needs to do to grow.
Paris wants to partner with the US, but a top French defense official says an unpredictable White House is forcing Europe to strike out on its own.
Sorry, you won’t be punching aliens in the face. But loading 200-pound missiles onto a helicopter by yourself? That’s plenty useful.
In 2006, a relatively obscure book caused a major stir among the U.S. Air Force leadership. Why Air Forces Fail, edited by Robin Higham and Stephen J. Harris, lays out the determinants of failure: deficiencies in the industrial base, misguided technology and tactical picks, inattention to logistics and neglect of training. The case studies are broken …
Army modernization isn’t just buying bigger guns. The devils lie in the smallest contractual details.