USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2018. This story is part of USNI News year-end series.
2018 brought the Marine Corps such rapid advances in its next ground vehicle that the service canceled an interim upgrade program, new details on a large Group 5 unmanned aerial vehicle and a plan to upgrade amphibious warships over time to better support future Marine operations. Read More
Ellen Lord and Richard V. Spencer
The Senate has confirmed the Trump administration nominees for the Pentagon’s chief weapons buyer and the Secretary of the Navy, according to a statement from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Read More
Ellen Lord, CEO of Textron Systems and Patrick Shanahan Senior Vice President,
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Two prominent defense business executives have taken steps to move from their industry roles to vacant senior Pentagon positions. Read More