NATO’s forthcoming plans to deter Russia includes “significant improvements to our air and missile defenses,” as well as fifth-generation jets, alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday.
The new undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, Heidi Shyu, laid out some of her top priorities for the Pentagon in its innovation race with China at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual meeting on Tuesday.
Five years after President Barack Obama turned back from declaring a “no first use” as U.S. policy for nuclear weapons, opponents say the Biden administration is considering it too, and warn that it risks alienating allies.
The short-term budget deal approved by Congress freezes billions of dollars in planned Pentagon acquisitions programs, as well as some of President Joe Biden’s top priorities to deter China. It could be months before they move ahead.