Japan’s toughest hurdle, as it launches an unprecedented military modernization program and doubles defense spending, is the operational readiness of its air, naval and land forces, a former chief of the Japan Self-Defense Forces said Thursday. Read More
It’s unlikely Russia will recover anything useful from a downed U.S. drone, the Pentagon press secretary said Thursday. Read More
The Army and Navy scrubbed their latest hypersonic test flight due to a battery failure during a pre-launch check, the Navy’s top officer for strategic programs said Friday. Read More
This story has been updated to add comments from Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger, as well as information on recovery efforts.
The Pentagon is not yet saying whether the U.S. will try to recover an unmanned MQ-9 Reaper aircraft that ditched into international waters Tuesday after a Russian Su-27 aircraft collided with it midair over the Black Sea.
The following is the Feb. 10, 2023, Joint Chiefs of Staff document, Joint Concept for Competing. Read More
Destroyer USS John Finn (DDG-113) is now part of the forward-deployed naval forces in Yokosuka, Japan, the Navy announced this week. Read More
The following is the March 6, 2023 Congressional Research Service report, Poland: Background and U.S. Relations. Read More
The Royal Australian Air Force will reactivate a squadron for the three MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicles it will start operating in 2024, Australian Defense officials announced Friday. Read More
The following is the March 1, 2023 Congressional Research Service Report, Large Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Transfer to Ukraine: Issues for Congress. Read More
The following is the Congressional Research Service Feb. 24, 2023, In Focus report: Syria and U.S. Policy. Read More