SAN DIEGO, Calif. –The Pentagon’s number two civilian says industry needs to develop the systems and programs the military doesn’t even know it needs yet.
The Pentagon’s plan to deploy a new sea-launched nuclear cruise missile is envisioned as a way to force Russia back into compliance with a decades-old arms control treaty, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Tuesday. Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Pentagon released a muscular new nuclear review on Friday, doubling down on Obama-era efforts to modernize the U.S. nuclear arsenal while launching initiatives officials say are designed to deter Russia, China, North Korea and Iran from going nuclear. Read More
The following is the 2018 Department of Defense Nuclear Posture Review that was released on Feb. 2, 2018. This post has been updated to include a revised version of the NPR that has corrected a graphics error. Read More
The following is the Office of the Director, Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E) 2017 annual report. It was released in late January 2018. Read More
The followings is the Fiscal Year 2017 summary of the Department of Defense freedom of navigation operations. Read More
Congressional spending has become so unpredictable, a panel of Pentagon experts said the defense industrial base is shrinking and the weapons systems of tomorrow are not being developed today. Read More
The following is the Jan. 19, 2018 government shutdown memo from Secretary of Defense James Mattis to Department of Defense personnel. Read More
The following is the Jan. 19, 2018 memo: Guidance for Continuation of Operations During a Lapse of Appropriations issued by Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan on Friday. Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — While the Fiscal Year 2018 Department of Defense budget is still being hammered out on Capitol Hill, a more significant fight for the long-term vision of military spending is occurring behind the scenes, pitting West Wing number crunchers against Pentagon leaders, according to a new analysis on Pentagon spending.