Defying Pentagon, Trump Endorses Turkish Operation in Syria
The move caught senior defense officials by surprise.
North Korean Missiles Just Keep Getting Better
Pyongyang is using a diplomatic impasse to improve its weapons technology.
Did Trump Leverage a Missile Sale to Ukraine for Political Gain?
This may not be the first time the Javelin antitank missile has been caught in the political crosshairs.
In Muted Response to Iran Strikes, U.S. to Send Reinforcements to Saudi Arabia
Deployment will include missile defense capabilities and a “moderate” increase in troops.
Trump Team Debates Response to Strikes on Saudi Oil
Pentagon is cautious as Riyadh requests additional U.S. forces.
Former 5th Fleet Commander: Iran Attacks on Saudi Oil a ‘Significant Escalation’
Retired Vice Adm. John Miller says the United States and Saudi Arabia should ratchet up the war in Yemen to hit back at Iran.
Former Mattis Aide at Center of Dispute Over Pentagon Transparency
Some contend that the department’s delay in approving his memoir was due to longstanding protocol, not ill will.
Modi Reimagines the Indian Military
By announcing the creation of a chief of defense staff, New Delhi hopes to modernize India’s armed forces.
Hollowed-Out Pentagon Begins to Staff Up
Defense Secretary Mark Esper is pushing to get key officials confirmed, but significant gaps remain.
American Bases in Japan Are Sitting Ducks
If Japan wants to stay under the U.S. umbrella, it needs to open up its military facilities.
In Defending Trump’s Border Wall, Esper Faces First Political Test
The new U.S. defense secretary must strike a balance between placating angry lawmakers and satisfying the White House.
Putin Plays Erdogan Like a Fiddle
In the increasingly close relationship between the Russian and Turkish presidents, there’s one clear alpha.
One Small Step for Trump’s Space Force
The United States officially resurrects U.S. Space Command, but the fight for a Space Force is not yet done.
Pentagon Seeks to Counter China’s Drone Edge
As part of a broad effort to cut dependence on Chinese technology, the Defense Department is hoping to boost domestic production of small UASs.
Is Iraq the New Front Line in Israel’s Conflict with Iran?
Nearly four decades after taking out Saddam Hussein’s nuclear reactor, Israel once again faces threats emanating from Iranian-backed militias in Iraq.
Women Look to 2020 to Break the National Security Glass Ceiling
Advocacy groups see the upcoming election as an opportunity to boost the number of women in senior positions.