Doug G. Ware covers the Department of Defense at the Pentagon. He has many years of experience in journalism, digital media and broadcasting and holds a degree from the University of Utah. He is based in Washington, D.C.
The weapon — called the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW — is an air-to-ground missile powered by a rocket motor that can travel as fast as Mach 8, or eight times the speed of sound. It’s built to be carried by the B-52 Stratofortress.
The Nimitz-class USS Abraham Lincoln was performing “routine operations” on Tuesday roughly 30 miles off the Southern California coast when the blaze began, according to a statement from the Navy’s 3rd Fleet.
China’s armed forces are gaining strength and the country is likely speeding up expansion of its nuclear stockpile as part of an effort to expand its influence and control in the Indo-Pacific region, U.S. defense officials concluded in the Pentagon’s annual assessment of Beijing’s military power.
On the final step of his six-day, three-nation foreign trip, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said Wednesday that the world must have rules-based order if it wants international security during a time of heightened conflict.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told China’s military leader Tuesday that there needs to be open communication between Washington and Beijing to avoid conflict at a time of rising tension in the Indo-Pacific region.
The secretary of defense met with Indonesia’s military chief on Monday in Jakarta, where he thanked the country for its support for Ukraine and promised to increase military engagements to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific.
The Army’s top civilian acknowledged Friday that there are serious challenges in recruiting new troops to the largest U.S. military branch, and she pointed to several possible fixes that begin with young Americans identified as Generation Z.
For 2022, auditors gave an overall opinion of disclaimer to the Defense Department. It’s the fifth consecutive time since the first yearly report in 2018 that auditors gave the Pentagon this assessment.
Congressional races in the House and Senate had 196 military veterans on ballots in the Nov. 8 election. As of Tuesday, 86 of those veterans have been projected to win their race, or they are leading in the few remaining races still undecided.
A National Guard soldier who was killed last month during a training accident in Pennsylvania was crushed when the vehicle that she was driving ran into the back of another vehicle, according to new details from Army officials.