Pentagon May Create a Combatant Command for Space

The Defense Department is also looking at major changes to speed up how it buys satellites.

How to Grow the Military Without Buying More Ships, Planes, Tanks

Pentagon leaders want to shorten the time spent on overhauls, keeping the weapons more available to fight.

Trump Said He Cut $1B from Air Force One’s Price. His New Budget Says He Hasn’t

The Pentagon's budget request sent to Congress on Monday still projects two new Air Force One jetliners costing $4 billion.

Pentagon Confirms It’s Developing Nuclear Cruise Missile to Counter a Similar Russian One

The new Nuclear Posture Review nods to North Korea, China, and Iran but devotes most of its time to Russian threats and U.S. deterrence.

Qatar Wants to Host U.S. Ships, Expand Air Base For American Families

Amid the Saudi-led blockade, the Qatari defense minister came to Washington seeking deeper ties with U.S.

Nuclear Command Network Would See Comprehensive Upgrade Under Trump Plan

While the ICBMs, bombers, submarines and cruise missiles get lots of attention, the network connecting them also needs updating.

Navy: More Ships, Tech, Training, Could Help Prevent Collisions at Sea

The comments come as the Pentagon prepares to submit a budget plan expected to call for increases in the size of the military.

Will Pakistan Close NATO’s Supply Routes into Afghanistan? Mattis Plays Down Possibility

‘I’m not concerned,’ the defense secretary tells reporters after the White House announced an intention to suspend military aid to Islamabad.

Congress Rushes Pentagon $4B for Missile Defense Improvements

The emergency bill is light on details, but it appears to fulfill the military’s wide-ranging November request.

The Pentagon’s New Artificial Intelligence Is Already Hunting Terrorists

After less than eight months of development, the algorithms are helping intel analysts exploit video over the battlefield.

Air Force Wants to Get New Nuclear Weapons Faster

Just months into the first development contracts, the service’s top general is looking for ways to speed things up.

Can Two Nuclear Powers Fight a Conventional War?

The Pentagon just wargamed that scenario as part of its effort to determine what it needs for 21st-century deterrence.

A Short-Staffed U.S. Air Force Wants Robots to Do More Human Jobs

The service’s top general says new systems, from bombs to buildings, must be able to think, share, and learn.

Air Force Chief Helps Young Airman Locate Family In Puerto Rico

After going a month without hearing from his hurricane-stricken family, Sr. Airman Malcom Soto-Gonzalez got a hand from an unexpected source.

U.S. Preparing to Put Nuclear Bombers Back on 24-Hour Alert

If the order comes, the B-52s will return to a ready-to-fly posture not seen since the Cold War.

Here’s How Much of Your Taxes Have Gone To Wars

Previously unreported Pentagon data shows how much the average U.S. taxpayer has paid for combat operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Syria.

Could North Korea Shoot Down U.S. Warplanes?

Some of Pyongyang's surface-to-air missiles are old, but its newer ones could threaten American aircraft.

Air Force: We’re Low on Bombs Because Congress Can’t Pass a Budget

It’s hard to persuade arms makers to boost production, even to fight ISIS, without cash on the barrelhead.

In Mexico, Mattis Plays Down Political Rhetoric, Seeks to Build Trust

Defense Secretary Mattis touts "a growing relationship built on trust and respect" between the U.S. and Mexican militaries.

At U.S. Nuclear Weapons Base, Mattis Signals Support for Triad

But the Defense chief stopped short of endorsing all types of new nuclear weapons in development.

Here’s How the Military Wants to Counter ISIS Drones and Roadside Bombs

Predictive algorithms, deep machine learning, directed energy, and more are all on the Pentagon’s shopping list.

As Trump and Putin Met, US and UK Defense Chiefs Discussed Ways to Deter Russia

While one part of Trump’s executive branch looks to improve relations with Moscow, another prepares for the worst.

Former Pentagon Money Man to Oversee Defense of NATO Computer Networks

Kevin Scheid returns to the alliance as members eye spending increases to pay for cyber projects and traditional weapons.

Departing Air Force Undersecretary Warns of Budget Uncertainty

Lisa Disbrow says the Air Force needs stable funding to better connect its planes, protect its satellites and buy more aircraft.

New Air Force Secretary Sounds a Lot Like the Old One

In her first Washington event, Heather Wilson says the service needs new planes, faster.

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