Defense One

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 07:59
Pakistan is unlikely to be a front-burner issue for President Trump, but it’s a country he’ll have to reckon with sooner rather than later. It is difficult to know what to expect from a Trump administration regarding a country that remains by any objective measure both a critical counterterrorism partner and a state supporter of terrorism
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 07:13
Norway is upping its readiness to ward off Russia, but what it really wants is for Washington to set a transatlantic security policy and stick to it. Europe may roll with the punches, officials said, even if the United States decreases its support. But if the Trump administration cannot commit to a stable position, they said, the extra uncertainty could make it impossible for European leaders to find consensus answers to key questions.
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 06:55
The White House told Congress Thursday that it needs an additional $11.6 billion to pay for the campaign against Islamic State militants and the war in Afghanistan. The request raises the price tag for both wars to $85.3 billion in 2017.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 08:04
The Obama administration has approved more than $278 billion in foreign arms sales in its eight years, more than double the total of the previous administration, according to figures released by the Pentagon on Tuesday.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 06:29
The recent stream of senior U.S. defense officials to Nordic countries underlines American concerns about potential friction in northern Europe, and Washington’s efforts to boost defense and deterrence there.
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 07:00
U.S. special operators in northern Iraq and Syria are killing Islamic State leaders at a faster pace, disrupting the organization’s defense of Mosul and, more importantly to Pentagon leaders, their ability to plot attacks against the United States and other targets outside the region.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 07:49
In the time remaining before the next president takes over, the Obama administration will neither press India hard on Kashmir nor Pakistan hard on terrorism.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 06:54
When U.S. Southern Command dispatched nearly 2,000 Marines, a dozen helicopters, and one amphibious assault ship to Haiti earlier this month, it was an effort to provide lifesaving assistance in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. But the operation also served as a reminder to regional friends and neighbors that they needn’t turn to Russia, SOUTHCOM commander Adm. Kurt Tidd said Tuesday.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 07:24
From mast-mounted radar to drone-jamming guns, the U.S. military’s anti-IED office is rushing to keep up.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 07:10
The White House’s recent decision to allow the sale of F-15 fighter jets to Qatar helped to seal the $18.6 billion purchase of 100 Boeing jetliners announced Friday by Qatar Airways, according to people with knowledge of the deal.

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