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Xi Tries to Ride a Real-Estate Tiger, and We All May Get Mauled

August 3, 2022

As Covid lockdowns and buyers’ revolts roil China’s real-estate market, Xi Jinping is attempting to ride a tiger—to maintain power while clinging to the foolhardy policies that put him in this position.…

Senate Confirms New Leaders of SOCOM and AFRICOM, Including Marine Corps’ First Black Four-Star General

August 2, 2022

The Senate has confirmed Army Lt. Gen. Bryan Fenton to lead Special Operations Command and Lt. Gen. Michael Langley to lead U.S. military forces in Africa as the first Black…

House Passes Bill to Subsidize U.S.-Made Semiconductor Chips

July 28, 2022

The House on Thursday voted to pass the $280 billion Chips and Science Act, a bill that would subsidize domestic semiconductor manufacturing and invest billions in science and technology innovation,…

Nearly 9% Boost for Defense Spending Next Year
Under New Senate Plan

July 28, 2022

Senate Democrats on Thursday proposed a $792 billion defense spending package that would dramatically boost the White House’s military spending plans for fiscal 2023 but still didn’t total enough to satisfy congressional Republicans.

Special Military Cell Flows Weapons and Equipment Into Ukraine

July 27, 2022

A little-known group at U.S. European Command in Germany fills Ukraine’s battlefield requests with donations from more than 40 countries.

The hypersonic race: A case for guarded optimism

July 27, 2022

After years of struggle, including numerous test failures, programs like the Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon and Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept appear to be hitting their strides — including full-up test…

Russia Says It’ll Withdraw From International Space Station After 2024

July 26, 2022

Russia on Tuesday announced it will withdraw from the International Space Station (ISS) project after 2024, signaling an end of an era in one of the last remaining areas of…

After Years of Inattention, Congress Scrambles to Save Defense Supply Chain

July 26, 2022

When Ukrainian fighters in May surrendered Mauripol’s sprawling steel plant to Russian forces after a months-long siege, the consequences were widespread.

DoD signaling demand for satellite support services in geostationary orbit

July 25, 2022

The Defense Innovation Unit is funding space projects that the agency hopes will spur commercial investments in satellite refueling technologies and support services for geostationary satellites.