Free Beacon Reuben F. Johnson

Reuben F. Johnson writes frequently on defense issues for the Washington Free Beacon and for several leading defense publications worldwide. He has also consulted for the Office of Net Assessment. He is based in Kiev, Ukraine.

An Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet-100 (SSJ100) passenger aircraft on fire after crash landing at Sheremetyevo Airport

Industry Observers: Sukhoi Superjet Crash No Surprise

Superjet has history of safety, manufacturing problems

May 6, 2019

Report Explores Who Owns Huawei

Countries wrestling with whether to permit Huawei to participate in building national 5G networks

May 1, 2019
Andrew Marshall

The Last Warrior Passes

Andrew W. Marshall (1921-2019)

March 28, 2019
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Russia to Supply Advance Fighter Aircraft to Egypt

Putin seeks increased influence in Middle East

March 21, 2019
Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian Statements on New Cruise Missile Indicate First Strike Intentions

Putin highlights new hypersonic cruise missile in state of the nation address

February 26, 2019

Russia, China Could Soon Outmatch U.S. in Combat Aviation

New Russian air-to-air missile has advantage in speed and reach

July 9, 2018
China's homegrown aircraft carrier is transferred from the dry dock into the water during a launch ceremony at Dalian shipyard

China's Future Aircraft Carrier Force Could Be a Financial Train Wreck

Resources poured into aircraft carriers are a massive budgetary burden

April 26, 2017