Stew Magnuson

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

Recent Articles

  • Emerging Technologies

    Air-Launched Missiles Slated as First U.S. Hypersonic Weapons

    July 23, 2021

    The Air Force’s AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon is poised to be the first hypersonic offensive system to move from development to procurement, the Defense Department’s point man on the technology said.

  • Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

    JUST IN: Report: Army Doing Poor Job Communicating its Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Needs

    July 15, 2021

    The Army could leverage the burgeoning U.S. truck market for its tactical wheeled vehicle needs if it could do a better job of communicating with manufacturers, a Government Accountability Office report released July 15 said.

  • International

    We Must Do Right by Our Afghan Friends, Allies

    July 13, 2021

    Sometimes an issue in the news hits a little too close to home. I pride myself in employing logic and reason in these columns, but sometimes emotion gets in the way.

  • International

    The Quad’s Potential to Stand Against China

    June 29, 2021

    On March 12, members of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue — the United States, Japan, Australia and India — held a virtual meeting and released a joint statement reaffirming their commitment to “a region that is free, open, inclusive, healthy, anchored by democratic values, and unconstrained by coercion.”

  • International

    BREAKING: Pentagon, Secretary Austin to Sharpen Focus on China

    June 09, 2021

    Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III will devote more of his time to ensure that the Pentagon refocuses its efforts on countering China, a senior defense official announced June 9. The secretary’s personal focus on China is one result of the DoD China Task Force, which was ordered by President Joe Biden in February.

  • Defense Department

    GM Defense - A Case Study of Success

    June 04, 2021

    Concord, N.C. — On May 4, lawmakers, Army officers and various other VIPs came to an industrial park in the heart of NASCAR country for the grand opening of GM Defense’s new vehicle manufacturing facility.

  • Emerging Technologies

    BREAKING: 2022 Budget Request Supports Purchase of Hypersonic Cruise Missiles

    June 02, 2021

    The Pentagon’s point man on hypersonic technology called the Biden administration’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2022 a “milestone” in the development of the game-changing weapon systems.

  • Budget

    BUDGET 2022: Air Force Proposal Would Shift Funding to New Aircraft

    May 28, 2021

    The Air Force budget proposal includes large increases for new and developing technologies, including its future bomber, aerial refueler and Minuteman III replacement programs.