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US Navy Secretary: Cost of New Ballistic Missile Sub Is 'Eye Watering'
March 13, 2018

US Navy Secretary: Cost of New Ballistic Missile Sub Is 'Eye Watering'

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Total lifetime cost for the U.S. Navy's new class of ballistic missile subs will be around $100 billion, the US Navy secretary said this week.

US Navy Awards Contract for New Ballistic Missile Subs
September 27, 2017

US Navy Awards Contract for New Ballistic Missile Subs

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy has awarded a $5.1 billion contract for detailed design work for its next-generation ballistic missile submarine class.
Afghanistan to Get 150 Scout Helicopters by 2022
September 08, 2017

Afghanistan to Get 150 Scout Helicopters by 2022

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. military ordered 150 MD-530F high-altitude scout helicopters for the Afghan Air Force.

US Air Force to Retire Predator Killer Drones in Early 2018
March 01, 2017

US Air Force to Retire Predator Killer Drones in Early 2018

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The service is slated to switch to an all MQ-9 Reaper force by the end of this year.

US Navy Pushes Ahead With Plan to Build 12 New Nuclear Ballistic Missile Subs
January 07, 2017

US Navy Pushes Ahead With Plan to Build 12 New Nuclear Ballistic Missile Subs

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy officially approved the start of detailed design and engineering work on its new class of SSBNs.

US Navy’s Deadly New Nuclear Sub Finally Has a Name
December 16, 2016

US Navy’s Deadly New Nuclear Sub Finally Has a Name

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy secretary announced the name of the first ship of the new fleet of ballistic missile submarines this week.

Why We Need Philosophers in the Pentagon
November 16, 2016

Why We Need Philosophers in the Pentagon

By Franz-Stefan Gady
In our ‘post-truth’ world we need to rediscover the urgency of philosophical inquiry.
Pentagon Metrics on Afghan War are Useless
October 12, 2016

Pentagon Metrics on Afghan War are Useless

By Shawn Snow
The U.S. strategy focused on population centers ignores historical realities of Afghan’s counterrevolutionary history.

Pentagon's ‘Third Offset’ in the US ‘Rebalance to Asia’
October 08, 2016

Pentagon's ‘Third Offset’ in the US ‘Rebalance to Asia’

By Steven Stashwick
Why it is important to understand the role of emerging “third offset” capabilities and operational concepts.

US Army Places $42 Million Order for New Armored Fighting Vehicle
October 06, 2016

US Army Places $42 Million Order for New Armored Fighting Vehicle

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Meet the Humvee’s replacement.

Afghan Air Force Now Operates 27 New US Attack Helicopters
August 27, 2016

Afghan Air Force Now Operates 27 New US Attack Helicopters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Afghan Air Force recently took delivery of the last batch of U.S.-made MD530F light attack helicopters.

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