Pentagon

Warren Delivered for Massachusetts Defense Interests in Senate

2020 candidate now calling for crackdown on Pentagon lobbying

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) released a plan last month to crack down on corporate lobbying influence at the Pentagon, but she has worked aggressively on behalf of major defense interests in Massachusetts during her time in the Senate.

Is the U.S. Planning for the Right War?

Analysis: The Pentagon may not be prepared for the next war, but it wants to be ready for the more important one

US soldiers take part in a massive amphibious landingThere are at least two problems with the military shifting its focus toward great-power war against Eurasia's two giants at the expense of its capabilities to conduct irregular warfare in the Middle East. First, it seems that, realistically, the next war in which the U.S. is engaged is much more likely to be irregular and involve terrorists and insurgents in Africa or the Middle East, rather than, say, a war with China over Taiwan. Second, regardless of what objective analysis shows to be the most sound, effective defense strategy for the U.S., the political reality in Washington is that the Middle East always seems to dominate the headlines, and lawmakers can never seem to make the strategic shift away from the region.

Trump to Rapidly Expand U.S. Missile Defenses

Expanded missile threats from China, Russia spur policy shift

Donald TrumpPresident Trump announced a major shift in U.S. defense strategy on Thursday ordering the Pentagon to rapidly expand current missile defenses and build new interceptors, space sensors, and advanced technology to neutralize foreign missiles at multiple stages of attack.

Pentagon: Military Logistics System Not Ready for War With China or Russia

Defense Science Board warns military supply system 'decayed' and needs rapid upgrading

U.S. Marines participate in a military exerciseThe strategic American military system for moving troops, weapons, and supplies over long distances has decayed significantly and needs rapid upgrading to be ready for any future war with China or Russia, according to a report by the Pentagon's Defense Science Board.