Defense

How Does The Navy Dismantle Its First Nuclear Aircraft Carrier?

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
The USS Enterprise prior to the Inactivation Ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, December 1, 2012. The Enterprise, which was christened in 1960, is the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to be decommissioned. REUTERS/Rich-Joseph Facun

‘No action at this time’

Trump's Plan To Replace F-35 With Super Hornets 'Doesn't Make Sense'

Defense | Thomas Phippen
The F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), planes arrive at Edwards Air Force Base in California. (REUTERS/Tom Reynolds/Lockheed Martin Corp)

‘The F-35, there’s no another plane like it’

When The NATO Bill Hits The Table, These Are The Countries Who Hesitate To Reach For The Wallet

Defense | Jacob Bojesson
U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis briefs the media during a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 15, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

‘Americans cannot care more for your children’s security’

Congress Wants To Know If The US Could Best China, Russia In A Nuclear War

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
An unarmed Minuteman III ICBM launches during an operational test from Vandenberg Air Force Base California

Reviewing their ‘survivability’

China's New Missiles Could Put US Air Superiority At Risk

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
A Chinese J-11 fighter jet is seen flying near a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon about 215 km (135 miles) east of China's Hainan Island in this U.S. Department of Defense handout photo taken August 19, 2014. China on Saturday called US criticism of an approach by one of its jets to a US Navy patrol plane off the Chinese coast earlier this week "completely groundless" and said its pilot had maintained a safe distance from the US aircraft. Picture taken August 19, 2014. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout

China may be changing aerial combat

Congress Wants Mattis To Play With Lasers

Defense | Thomas Phippen

Get lasers out of ‘perpetual research and development’

US Faces Growing Threat From 'New Class' Of Chinese, Russian Weapons

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
Military vehicles carrying DF-21D ballistic missiles roll to Tiananmen Square during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Losing the hypersonic arms race

Putin Shows No Signs Of Slowing Down During Trump Presidency

Defense | Russ Read
Russia's President Vladimir Putin holds a glass during a ceremony of receiving diplomatic credentials from foreign ambassadors at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

‘Why are we reacting to NATO expansion so emotionally?’

Congress Demands Obama's Intel Chief Explain Call To Fire His Potential Trump Replacement

Defense | Russ Read

Secretary of Defense Carter and Director of Intelligence James Clapper called for the ousting of Adm. Michael Rogers

Chinese Manufacturing May Be 'Hollowing Out' US Readiness For War

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
An employee monitors molten iron being poured into a container at a steel plant in Hefei, Anhui province September 9, 2013. China's average daily crude steel output stood almost unchanged at 2.119 million tonnes between Aug. 21-31, compared with 2.118 million tonnes between Aug. 11-20, data from the China Iron & Steel Association showed on Monday. REUTERS/Stringer

‘Chinese steel poses national security risks to the United States’

Trump Transition Team Gets Ready To Set Up Shop At The Pentagon

Defense | Russ Read
Pentagon

Obama’s defense officials begin to hand the reins to Trump

You Should Read The Book Of The Guy Who Will Be Trump's National Security Advisor

Daily Dealer | Jack Kocsis
Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Michael Flynn testifies before the House Select Intelligence Committee on worldwide threats in the House Visitors Center of the US Capitol on February 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Outlines his worldview

Defense Contractors Couldn't Be Happier With Trump's Win

Defense | Russ Read
The F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), is shown in this March 2010 file photograph

Trump’s defense spending plans could mean billions for contractors

Obama Asks Congress For Last-Minute $11 Billion To Fight ISIS

Defense | Thomas Phippen
Afghan security forces take their positions at the hilltop of Dand Ghori district of Baghlan province, Afghanistan March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

‘…to degrade and ultimately defeat the Islamic State’

Here Are Trump's National Security Goals For His First 100 Days In Office

Defense | Russ Read
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump arrives for his election night rally at the New York Hilton Midtown in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

The president-elect has a busy schedule ahead of him

Pentagon Issues Election Transition Memo After Trump Victory

Defense | Russ Read

“Last night our fellow American citizens voted for a new President”

Five National Security Threats The Next President Will Face

Defense | Russ Read
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump shakes hands with Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the conclusion of their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

Whether it’s Trump of Clinton, the next president will face some serious security challenges

US Military Prepares To Shut Down Russia's Internet If It Hacks The Election

Defense | Russ Read
Hacker over a screen with binary code. [Shutterstock - adike]

Hackers are preparing for a cyber battle

China Swears It Will One-Up US Drone Technology With Stolen US Drone Technology

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
Military vehicles carrying Wing Loong, a Chinese-made medium altitude long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle, travel past Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Beijing Thursday Sept. 3, 2015. REUTERS/Andy Wong/Pool

China tries to take the top spot

British Security Service Breaks 107-Year Silence To Warn About Russian Threat

Defense | Russ Read

Secrecy is not something we need for its own sake