Can ‘drone whisperers’ in Ukraine use the supply chain to ground weapons?

Apr 12, 2023
Weapons inspectors hope preventing the sale of vital parts will hobble Russian arsenals.
A member of a Ukrainian volunteer unit, which has shot down multiple Iranian drones, walks after posing in a trench.
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NATO – more than a military alliance

Apr 3, 2019
Seven decades from its foundation, NATO faces persistent criticism from President Trump.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (L) and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands in the Oval Office at the White House April 02, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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U.S. tightens foreign investment rules

Oct 10, 2018
Some sensitive industries — everything from technology to defense firms — will face tougher federal scrutiny under new regulations formalized Wednesday. The Committee of Foreign Investment in the U.S., or CFIUS, announced its pilot program will take effect in 30 days. The announcement has some innovation, defense and tech companies scrambling to comply so they […]

British Army on defensive over recruitment campaign

Feb 1, 2018
British authorities tried a more inclusive campaign but critics say it was misguided.
Soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment (The Vikings) march from the parade ground after they received their Afghanistan Operational Service Medals at Picton Barracks on Nov. 1, 2012 in Bulford, England.
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Which areas will see cuts under Trump's budget?

Mar 16, 2017
One big winner: people who want to see a smaller government.
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Defense spending highlighted as Mattis attends NATO meeting

Feb 15, 2017
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis is in Brussels today for a meeting of defense ministers from the 28-member NATO alliance. It’s the first NATO meeting for Mattis since he took office. The U.S. contributes some 70 percent of the overall defense expenditure of NATO countries, and the issue of defense spending will likely be front […]

James Mattis as Defense Secretary? One national security expert disagrees

Dec 2, 2016
Dr. Erin Simpson respects Mattis, but doesn’t think he’s a good fit for Defense Secretary.
BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 19: (L to R) President-elect Donald Trump speaks as he stands with retired United States Marine Corps general James Mattis after their meeting at Trump International Golf Club, November 19, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration.

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What it takes to get a soldier's boots on the ground

Feb 11, 2015
A military-led operation against ISIS would require significant civilian support.

Will Europe start spending more on defense?

Sep 5, 2014
With new threats from Russia and ISIS, belt-tightening could come to an end.

A case study in why it's hard to cut the budget: The F-35

Dec 19, 2013
The Joint Strike Fighter -- a new, high-tech jet known as the F-35 -- is way over budget and years behind schedule. Yet Congress has not moved to clip its wings.