Twitter Facebook Google RSS
Featured Article

Featured Articles

 National Defense Twitter Feed

 Most Popular Blogs

 Most Popular Articles

 Inside Science and Technology

Troops Could Look to Their Soles For Power
As American combat gear becomes ever more sophisticated, the problem of how to power weapon sights and communication equipment has become acute.
Read Article

 Ethics Corner

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Featured Articles Data

A fully autonomous aircraft or vehicle able to carry supplies and equipment in and out of challenging, dynamic environments remains a technology of the future.
After authorizing construction of at least 20 littoral combat ships, the Navy may soon dramatically change course on its decade-long, multi-billion dollar experiment to build a relatively inexpensive surface combatant.
When a typhoon rampaged through the Philippines last year, the Marine Corps should have had four amphibious ships ready to depart from Sasebo, Japan. All four were tied up in maintenance.

 National Defense Blog

 National Defense Digital Edition

National Defense Digital Edition

 Top Stories

 President's Perspective

 Defense Watch

In Global Trends, Warnings for U.S. Industry
American contractors rule the international defense market, propelled by the overwhelming dominance of the United States as a military power and arms developer. Their lead is safe for now, but there are early signs of slippage.
Read Article

 Readers' Comments



Listen to the
National Defense Magazine Podcast

In our August 2014 podcast, we look at the military's laser weapons, how low readiness is plaguing the Navy's amphibious ship fleet and the so-called cyber labor shortage.