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With an Eye on Great Power Conflict, US Defense Department Releases 2018 National Defense Strategy
January 21, 2018

With an Eye on Great Power Conflict, US Defense Department Releases 2018 National Defense Strategy

By Ankit Panda
First takeaways from the Trump administration's first National Defense Strategy.

US Considers Direct Military Involvement in Fight Against Islamic State-Affiliated Militants in Mindanao
August 08, 2017

US Considers Direct Military Involvement in Fight Against Islamic State-Affiliated Militants in Mindanao

By Ankit Panda
U.S. drone strikes against the Islamic State in the Philippines may not be decisive in terminating the conflict.
US Defense Secretary: North Korea ‘Most Urgent and Dangerous Threat’ to US Security
June 13, 2017

US Defense Secretary: North Korea ‘Most Urgent and Dangerous Threat’ to US Security

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Testifying in front of U.S. lawmakers, the Pentagon’s new chief declared North Korea his top security concern.

F-35 Too Expensive: US Air Force Might Buy 72 New F-15 or F-16 Fighter Jets
November 21, 2015

F-35 Too Expensive: US Air Force Might Buy 72 New F-15 or F-16 Fighter Jets

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Air Force is contemplating adding 72 F-15, F-16 or even F-18 fighter aircraft due to low F-35 production rates.

Can the F-35 Beat the F-16 After all?
July 02, 2015

Can the F-35 Beat the F-16 After all?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Pentagon argues that a recently leaked report does not 'tell the entire story.'

Abbottabad 2011: What Really Happened?
May 12, 2015

Abbottabad 2011: What Really Happened?

By Ankit Panda
Is everything we know about the Osama bin Laden raid wrong?

What China Thinks of the Pentagon’s Report on the Chinese Military
May 11, 2015

What China Thinks of the Pentagon’s Report on the Chinese Military

By Franz-Stefan Gady
China's Foreign Ministry voiced “strong opposition” to a recent DoD assessment on Chinese military strength.
What the Pentagon Thinks of China’s Military
May 11, 2015

What the Pentagon Thinks of China’s Military

By Ankit Panda
The U.S. Department of Defense's 2015 report on China's military offers a detailed look into the PLA.

Confirmed: China Deploys New 'Carrier Killer' Missile
April 11, 2015

Confirmed: China Deploys New 'Carrier Killer' Missile

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A new report by the Office of Naval Intelligence highlights the growing capabilities of the Chinese Navy.

The End of the American Way of War?
April 10, 2015

The End of the American Way of War?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. military's technological superiority is slipping, says Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work.

Oops: US Close-Air Support Bomb Doesn't Fit on the F-35
March 14, 2015

Oops: US Close-Air Support Bomb Doesn't Fit on the F-35

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Plus, the F-35 won't receive the necessary software for full close-air support until 2022.
Pentagon Declassifies Information on Afghan Security Forces
March 04, 2015

Pentagon Declassifies Information on Afghan Security Forces

By Franz-Stefan Gady
SIGAR draws attention to discrepancies in ANSF force strength.

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