Yasmin Tadjdeh

Senior Editor

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Yasmin Tadjdeh is the Senior Editor for National Defense Magazine.

Recent Articles

  • Air Power

    Study: Air Force Must Buy More B-21s, Postpone Legacy Bomber Retirements

    September 21, 2018

    The United States is facing threats from advanced adversaries that will require an expanded fleet of bombers, a new report by the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies found.

  • Air Force News

    Air Force Shares Details on Scrapped Light Attack Demo Day

    September 19, 2018

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Before Hurricane Florence barreled toward the East Coast last week, the Air Force had planned to host reporters and foreign partners at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, for briefings and displays showcasing the work it had done with its light attack experiment.

  • Air Force News

    Air Force Wants Startups to See it as Their 'Angel Investor'

    September 18, 2018

    The Air Force wants to reduce the time it takes to award contracts to innovative startup companies to just one day, said the service’s top acquisition official Sept. 18.

  • Air Power

    Air Force Aims to Expand Bomber Fleet

    September 17, 2018

    The Air Force wants to expand its bomber fleet as it prepares for great power competition with Russia and China.

  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    Booz Allen Bets Big on Artificial Intelligence

    September 11, 2018

    The boom in artificial intelligence and big data science has left many companies scrambling to find expertise in these burgeoning fields and competing over a small pool of talent.

  • Air Force News

    Air Force to Roll Out New S&T Strategy

    September 05, 2018

    The Air Force is preparing to release a new science and technology strategy that will guide it through the 2030s, said Heather Wilson, the service’s secretary Sept. 5.

  • Infotech

    U.S. Winning Supercomputer Race, For Now

    September 05, 2018

    With the unveiling of Summit — which has a peak performance of 200 petaflops, or 200,000 trillion calculations per second — the United States is once again in possession of the world’s speediest supercomputer.

  • Air Power

    Air Force Takes Steps to Replace Aging Hueys

    September 04, 2018

    The safety of the United States’ nuclear missile silos — which make up one third of the nuclear triad — are ensured by a fleet of aging UH-1N Huey helicopters. Following years of delays, the Air Force is poised to make a contract decision on which company will provide its replacements.