Defense Budgets

Letter: Cyber Force is more needed than Space Force

President Donald Trump is planning to inaugurate a sixth branch of the Armed Forces to be known as Space Force. Evidently, he’s unaware that our …

Space Force

Brunei-Singapore Military Ties in Focus With Introductory Visit

This week, Brunei’s new second defense minister paid his first trip to Singapore in his current capacity. The visit put the spotlight once again on …

Asia

The Real Outrage of the New Defense Budget

If America were only fighting a Thirty Years War we’d be past the halfway point. But markers of time, like measures of progress, are only an illusion …

Jewish Culture

Boeing snaps up satellite firm as Trump pushes US 'Space Force'

Boeing Co., the contractor developing a reusable space plane for the U.S. military, agreed to buy a builder of small satellites like those the craft …

U.S. Politics

Pentagon says China military 'likely training for strikes' on U.S. targets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China's military has expanded its bomber operations in recent years while "likely training for strikes" against the United States and its allies, a Pentagon report released on Thursday said.<p>The assessment, which comes at a time of heightened U.S.-China tensions over trade, …

Military

Pentagon’s artificial intelligence programs get huge boost in defense budget

The controversial Project Maven received a 580% funding increase in this year’s bill. As AI and machine learning algorithms are integrated into defense tech, spending is only going to increase in years to come.<p><i>This story was produced by Sludge, an investigative journalism website covering money in</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Dealing with the Russian Lake Next Door: Romania and Black Sea Security

The Black Sea is a body of many monikers: NATO euphemistically calls the sea an area of “strategic importance,” former Romanian President Traian …

Geopolitics

LOL! Devin Nunes Calls The Cops To Protect Him From His Own Constituents

Trump Signs Pro-Putin, Pro-Russian, Signing Statement on McCain Defense Bill<p>Published<p>3 mins ago<p>on<p>August 16, 2018<p>As Charlie Pierce asks, what does …

Donald Trump

‘Quiet for quiet’ arrangement emerges between Israel and Hamas in Gaza

Official: No 'true agreement' without return of soldier's bodies, civilians<p>><br>• ><p>A truck parks next to a security barrier inside the Kerem Shalom border …

Israel

What Is Hidden Deep In the 2019 Defense Bill That Affects You?

Now that all the hubbub about the 2019 defense budget and the 2.6 percent pay raise has died down, let's check out some of the overlooked parts of …

Military

Soaring Defense Budget Shortchanges our Future

On August 13, President Donald Trump signed the 2019 defense budget, after it overwhelmingly passed both houses of Congress. The lofty $716 billion …

Liberal View

Japan’s defense industry continues to grow. But is it in for rough seas?

MELBOURNE, Australia — Japan’s homegrown defense industry continues to secure significant amounts of contracts from the U.S. government, but concerns …

Military

Don’t Mess With the French Military

Here’s how to put the scale of Islamic State’s attacks into perspective. Within a span of few weeks, the radical Islamist group carried out the …

Middle East

The trouble with Turkey

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>On July 31, the Trump administration announced that it was enacting sanctions against two high-level Turkish ministers due to their …

Middle East

Trump Signs Defense Bill Suspending Funding for Open Skies Treaty

Russian aircraft had reportedly last conducted reconnaissance flights over the U.S. in August 2017.

Russia

General Dynamics (GD) Benefits From Budgetary Amendments

Recently, we issued an updated research report on <b>General Dynamics Corporation</b> GD. The company reported second-quarter 2018 adjusted earnings of $2.82 …

General Dynamics

There Is Nothing Objective About Endless War

The political media had a collective meltdown on Monday over President Donald Trump’s speech about the new $717 billion defense budget he signed. The …

Liberal View

Trump should acknowledge sacrifice of NATO soldiers

Surrounded as he is by U.S. Army and Marine Corps generals, you would think President Trump would show some sympathy for NATO soldiers killed in …

Angela Merkel

Defense budget passes with ban on Huawei, ZTE phones for workers

Turns out that the Defense Authorization Act will be presenting some trouble to employees and contractors for the Defense Department. President …

Tech Trends

Kremlin says groundless for U.S. to depict Russia as threat

U.S. President Donald Trump (L) watches an air assault exercise with Army Major General Walter Piatt at Fort Drum, New York, on August 13, 2018. (AFP …

Russia

Boeing (BA) Secures Navy Deal to Upgrade Military Aircraft

<b>The Boeing Company</b> BA recently won an order for delivering retrofit documentation and kits to convert nine F/A-18E and two F/A-18F aircraft into a …

Aviation

Why Donald Trump’s misunderstanding of military power could lead to disaster

<b>(Getty/Jim Watson)</b><p>Our president likes to boast about our massive military might. But he doesn’t understand why it’s there<p>Matthew Fay<p>August 13, 2018 10:00am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by the Niskanen Center. Used by permission.<p>President Trump likes to brag about the size of the …

Donald Trump

Trump signs defense bill but snubs the senator the legislation is named after — John McCain

FORT DRUM, N.Y. — President Trump on Monday signed a sprawling $716 billion defense bill named for John McCain at a ceremony here, but he made no public mention of the ailing senator who has been among his harshest Republican critics.<p>In a 25-minute address to troops, Trump praised the U.S. military …

U.S. Politics

Ocasio-Cortez claims have fact-checkers working overtime

New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has excited the liberal base with her media blitz touting Medicare-for-all, the elimination of ICE and more.<p>But the Democrat's rapid-fire claims about the state of the economy and other issues have fact-checkers scrambling to provide a …

U.S. Politics

US temporarily suspends military aircraft sales to Turkey

LanguageUndefined Trump signs defence budget stipulating that the US will halt sales of its F-35 fighter jet to Turkey for at least 90 days

Andrew Brunson

The Pentagon Budget Might Not Increase in 2020 -- but Defense Contractors Needn't Worry

Following dramatic spending increases in both 2018 and 2019, Pentagon planners say they are not likely to request another big leap for 2020. A slowing defense budget is typically a big worry for defense contractors. But this time around, there are reasons to believe the industry will be …

Military

New defense budget bill foresees US-Israel counter-drone cooperation

JERUSALEM — For the first time, the National Defense Authorization Act includes a section on U.S.-Israel cooperation in countering unmanned aerial …

Middle East

This is what the Space Force might look like

President Donald Trump is moving ahead on the Space Force.<p>Vice President Mike Pence laid out plans for a sixth military branch during an Aug. 9 …

Donald Trump

Bell-Boeing JV Wins a $74M Deal to Repair V-22 Aircraft Parts

1 / 3<p>Bell-Boeing, a joint venture (JV) between The Boeing Company (BA) and Bell Helicopter ??? a unit of Textron Inc. (TXT) , V-22 Osprey, is a …

Aviation

Jim Mattis still can’t bring himself to endorse Space Force, and neither can other Pentagon leaders

<b>SPACE FORCE SUPPORT ILLUSORY:</b> When it came time for the big reveal last week, it was left to Vice President <b>Mike Pence</b> to travel to the Pentagon to …

U.S. Politics