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The gathering storm

By Philip Ewing on Friday, August 3rd, 2012

The gathering storm

The ground may have begun shifting underneath the defense establishment. Can it keep its footing?

The Air Force’s record-breaking B-1 deployment

By Philip Ewing on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

The Air Force’s record-breaking B-1 deployment

The 7th BW kept a bomber in the air over Afghanistan every minute of its deployment.

Heavy armor, heavy lobbying

By Philip Ewing on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Heavy armor, heavy lobbying

A new report details the money and power that work behind the scenes of the Iron Triangle.

Sequester battle continues with no end in sight

By Philip Ewing on Monday, July 30th, 2012

Sequester battle continues with no end in sight

The Obama administration tries to undercut a political threat by the defense industry as the saga grinds on.

Having arrived in Japan, Ospreys are put on ice

By Philip Ewing on Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Having arrived in Japan, Ospreys are put on ice

The Osprey is on the ground in Japan. That’s where it’s going to stay for now.

Report: How to lower F-35 costs? Lockheed asks employees

By Philip Ewing on Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Report: How to lower F-35 costs? Lockheed asks employees

LockMart hopes its workers could ease some costs of the world’s largest defense program.

CSAF: ‘Long-range strike’ is coming in the 20s

By Philip Ewing on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

CSAF: ‘Long-range strike’ is coming in the 20s

Gen Schwartz says the new bomber and its accessories will be fielded down the road.

How could the Navy begin to remake LCS?

By Philip Ewing on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

How could the Navy begin to remake LCS?

A pattern of reports makes clear that LCS, as envisioned, may need to evolve. But evolve into what?

Why the Air Force doesn’t ask Apple for an iFighter

By Philip Ewing on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Why the Air Force doesn’t ask Apple for an iFighter

DoD should re-learn lessons of old to reform the way it buys weapons, a commentator argues.

The Iron Quadrangle

By Philip Ewing on Monday, July 23rd, 2012

The Iron Quadrangle

DepSecDef has made himself clear: DoD wants to help boost defense exports.

Can the Coast Guard cope up North?

By Philip Ewing on Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Can the Coast Guard cope up North?

Ready or not, the long-discussed new Arctic reality has arrived.

Last dance?

By Philip Ewing on Friday, July 13th, 2012

Last dance?

Farnborough winds down amid worries about the future viability of the global defense game.

The end is in sight for the C-17

By Philip Ewing on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

The end is in sight for the C-17

Without additional orders, officials say they’ll deliver the final C-17 in about two years.

Osprey hopes spring eternal

By Philip Ewing on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Osprey hopes spring eternal

The V-22’s program manager sees big new opportunities for his controversial bird.

Coming soon: Buzz goes to Farnborough

By Philip Ewing on Friday, July 6th, 2012

Coming soon: Buzz goes to Farnborough

Amid a gloomy global defense budget outlook, the air show opens soon.

An airplane swallows a tank

By Philip Ewing on Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Reports: S. Korea to begin evaluating fighter bids

By Philip Ewing on Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Reports: S. Korea to begin evaluating fighter bids

Boeing, Lockheed and Eurofighter are elbowing to build new jets for the ROK air force.

What’s to become of the British Army?

By Philip Ewing on Thursday, July 5th, 2012

What’s to become of the British Army?

The UK announces its army will draw down to a historically low end strength.

Pakistan to U.S.: You bet you’re sorry. Now get out.

By Philip Ewing on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Pakistan to U.S.: You bet you’re sorry. Now get out.

Secretary Clinton apologizes for last year’s air strike and Pakistan re-opens the GLOCs.

The Navy’s advanced weapons shopping list

By Philip Ewing on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

The Navy’s advanced weapons shopping list

Just what are the new “payloads” that CNO thinks will be so critical down the road?

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