Aircraft Carriers, Submarines and More: 5 U.S. Weapons of War Donald Trump Will Make Great Again

When Donald Trump takes office as President of the United States on Jan. 20, 2017, the new administration will have the opportunity to reverse defense cuts instituted under the Budget Control Act of 2011—aka sequestration. With control of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, the Trump Administration will be able to increase defense outlays to match the threats America faces around the globe. While we don’t yet know the specifics of Mr.

The New Defense Odd Couple: Trump and McCain

While it is way too early to make predictions regarding president-elect Trump’s national security policy or first defense budget, that hasn’t stopped the talking heads from doing so. The near-hysteria in some quarters over Mr. Trump’s lack of foreign policy experience, the prospect of his finger on the nuclear trigger or some of his remarks on the campaign trail should not allow us to forget that some of the greatest foreign policy and defense Presidents of the past century have been those without the “requisite” experience.

The Newest Hit to America's Image

The impact of the election result on the standing of the United States in the world has too many aspects to encapsulate or even, in this early stage of shock, to comprehend.  This is particularly so with a president-elect who will have to construct a foreign policy largely unguided by previous thinking on his part that exhibits consistency and coherence beyond a few themes such as discontent with free-loading allies, admiration for powerful autocrats, and conceiving of economic relations in zero-sum mercantilist terms.  But we can already note some aspects of America’s global standing that

U.S. Air Force to "Cyber-Secure" Nuclear Arsenal

The Air Force is seeking more interactions with private sector firms to build better networks for securing nuclear weapons computer systems, service officials said.

Air Force engineers say protection of computer networks is well established in many ways, but that the service needs to widen its scope with greater focus on IT dimensions to its nuclear arsenal’s command and control apparatus.