President Trump and Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg met in White House this week to break gridlock on price of new presidential planes.
New Report Notes Erosion of Pentagon's Technological Advantage // Caroline Houck
The evidence ranges from a new long-range Chinese missile to ramped-up European defense spending, an annual assessment of the world's militaries finds.
The State of Defense 2018: Overview // Kevin Baron
The one consensus seems to be the view that, under Trump, America is no longer the world’s clear leader. And that is a titanic change.
The State of the Army // Ben Watson
From Africa to Afghanistan, the U.S. Army is expanding its nation-building and its operations against terrorists, even as thousands of stateside soldiers prepare for possible conflict in North Korea.
The State of the Navy // Bradley Peniston
Operationally speaking, 2018 ought to be a back-to-basics year for a naval service shaken by a string of deadly mishaps.
The State of the Air Force // Marcus Weisgerber
The U.S. Air Force finds itself amid several transitions. After years of shrinking, it’s adding people and planes. After years of counterinsurgency, it’s readying for fast-paced, complex war against Russia and China. After years of constrained training, training is now a top priority.
The State of the Marine Corps // Caroline Houck If there’s one service that embodies the tension the U.S. military faces — unable to turn away from an ongoing counterterrorism fight, but knowing it needs to refocus on great-power conflict — it’s the Marine Corps.