Why Trump's Budget Only Called For One New Ship, Despite Campaign Promises

Defense | Thomas Phippen
The littoral combat ship USS Independence sails in circles off the coast of San Diego, Calif. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel M. Young/Released)

‘If they don’t grow next year, people should be really disappointed’

Sailors To 'Shoot Magical Spells' In Navy-Funded Video Game Training

Defense | Anders Hagstrom
Halo 3 - Tree Chief; Photo by Brian on Flickr (
Get into the Navy by playing more video games

US Army's Newest Anti-IED Weapon Is A Giant Microwave

Defense | Thomas Phippen
MAX POWER, a counter-IED microwave device, drives out the Carlisle gate of Kirtland Air Force Base. (Photo: U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Chandler Baker/released)

A billion times stronger than your household microwave

F-35 Ejection Seats Fixed, Will Not Snap The Necks Of Lightweight Pilots

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

‘this is the safest ejection seat I’ve ever flown’

Report: US Contractor Covered Up Crimes, Security Lapses At Iraqi Air Base

Defense | Will Racke
U.S. F-16 fighter jet arrives at a military base in Balad, north of Baghdad July 13, 2015. On Monday, a first batch of four F-16s landed at Balad air base north of Baghdad, an Iraqi air force officer said. Authorities said the planes would join operations in Anbar within days. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Stringer)

‘We knew too much’

Al-Qaida Claims It Has Teamed Up With US Allies

Defense | Will Racke
Pro-government tribal fighters patrol a street during a visit by a U.N. delegation in the war-torn southwestern city of Taiz, Yemen April 9, 2017. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Anees Mahyoub)

‘We fight along all Muslims in Yemen’

State Dept.: Trump Admin Reviewing Obama's Iran Deal

Defense | Kerry Picket

‘Iran remains a leading state sponsor of terror through many platforms and methods’

Navy Pilots Resume Flying Jets With Broken Oxygen System

Defense | Thomas Phippen
A T-45C Goshawk assigned to the Eagles of Training Squadron Seven (VT 7) is prepared for launch off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander Tidd/Released)

‘The pilots don’t feel safe flying this aircraft’

The Story You've Been Hearing About The 'Mother Of All Bombs' Is Totally Wrong

Defense | Thomas Phippen
A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft with the 107th Airlift Wing fires off flares during a night formation training mission. A flare is an aerial infrared countermeasure to counter and infrared homing (heat seeking) surface-to-air or air-to-air missile. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Ray Lloyd)

‘Healthy bit of skepticism’

Trump To Keep Policy That Grants Citizenship Through Military Service

Defense | Will Racke
U.S. soldiers stand in line as they celebrate Thanksgiving Day inside the U.S. army base in Qayyara, south of Mosul, Iraq November 24, 2016. (PHOTO:REUTERS/Thair Al-Sudani)
'Recognize their contribution and sacrifice'

VA Tried To Pay $10 Million For 25 Parking Spaces, And 20-Year Official's Excuse Is That He's New

Defense | Luke Rosiak
Glenn R. Snider, Jr. of the Clarksburg, WV Veterans Affairs hospital / Government photos
Chief of staff promoted to director says things will improve now that they have a different chief of staff

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
Director of U.S. National Intelligence James Clapper appears before the House Intelligence Committee on "Worldwide Threats" in Washington February 4, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

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