Stew Magnuson

Editor in Chief

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Stew Magnuson is the Editor in Chief of National Defense Magazine.

Recent Articles

  • Budget

    Esper: Big Boost for Hypersonics Funding in 2021 Budget

    January 24, 2020

    The big increases in research-and-development dollars going toward hypersonics research will be getting even bigger, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Jan. 24.

  • Global Defense Market

    U.S.-Japan Defense Tech Cooperation Stymied by Cultural Hurdles

    January 17, 2020

    MAKUHARI, Japan — Five years after the Japanese government lifted restrictions on arms exports, the nation’s military contractors have yet to make major breakthroughs in overseas markets, experts and officials noted at a conference, billed as the first fully integrated defense trade show held in the country.

  • Research and Development

    An R&D Alliance That Can Challenge China

    January 14, 2020

    MAKUHARI, Japan — The amount of funding China is putting toward research and development is climbing faster than a Long March rocket.

  • Army News

    WEB EXCLUSIVE: Army Cancels High-Profile Robotic Mule Contract (Updated)

    January 08, 2020

    The Army Contracting Command in the face of an industry protest canceled a General Dynamic Land Systems contract to build the small multi-purpose equipment transport vehicle, according to one of the program’s participants.

  • Army News

    Army Searches for Common Ground on IP Rights

    December 17, 2019

    “IP is one of my favorite topics. Do you have another hour?” Bruce Jette, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, asked the moderator during a recent talk.

  • Training and Simulation

    Marine Corps Training Shifts to Great Power Competition (UPDATED)

    December 02, 2019

    TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — It was high noon in a mock city the size of downtown San Diego located in the California desert. Automatic rifle fire could be heard in the distance and the sound of a drone — heard but not seen — buzzed in the blue skies above.

  • Training and Simulation

    Marine Corps Training Shifts to Great Power Competition (UPDATED)

    December 02, 2019

    TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — It was high noon in a mock city the size of downtown San Diego located in the California desert. Automatic rifle fire could be heard in the distance and the sound of a drone — heard but not seen — buzzed in the blue skies above.

  • Defense Department

    A Magazine Looks to the Past and Future

    November 26, 2019

    Welcome to the National Defense Industrial Association’s big centennial issue.

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