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New Pentagon head to push NATO on military spending
Mark Esper will tell NATO partners to keep boosting defense spending.
Trump trying to fill Pentagon posts
This week, the Senate is set to vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee for Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. But like many of Trump’s picks, John Rood is a controversial nominee. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Plenty of blame to go around on high level Trump administration vacancies
Some agendas could get stuck at the top of the pipeline.
The U.S. military is kinda like Walmart, here's how
The military got big and it's hard to scale back.
How big a stimulus is a stealth bomber contract?
Northrop Grumman's contract will fuel economies, but not like in the past.
Lockheed Martin reaches deal to buy Sikorsky Aircraft
The world’s largest defense contractor could gain more influence with the Pentagon.
Lessons From the F-35
How did the Pentagon’s F-35 fighter jet program, which was originally thought up as a way to cut costs, end up becoming the most expensive weapons program in history? Mackenzie Eaglen, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, says policymakers boxed themselves into this expensive fighter jet. “By canceling the F-22 air superiority fighter,” […]
Defense nominee's record as 'Buyer in Chief'
Ashton Carter oversaw Pentagon acquisitions from 2009 to 2011 and tried to trim wasteful spending.
Why the Pentagon is preparing for climate change
The Pentagon sees climate change ratcheting tensions in already problematic regions.
ISIS and the future of the Tomahawk missile
The U.S. launched at least 47 of them at militant strongholds in Syria on Monday.