One of Defense News’s most popular and engaging offerings is our Opinion section, which provides viewpoints across the entire spectrum of the defense industry.

Now we’re making it easier than ever for you to find all of our best opinion pieces in one place. Our Defense Views newsletter launches Oct. 7—sign up and it will arrive in your inbox every Thursday, showcasing seven of our top opinion offerings from the previous week.

Why an opinion-only newsletter? Because our opinion section tackles some of the hottest topics facing the armed forces and the defense industry, with insightful, thought-provoking arguments that help define the big questions faced both inside and outside of the Pentagon.

But don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at some of our most popular opinion pieces from the past six months to see what we mean:

As you can see, we accept opinion pieces on a wide range of topics from a diverse spectrum of authors. Signing up for Defense Views will keep you abreast of the latest viewpoints on the top-of-mind discussions happening in the defense world.

If you’re interested in contributing an opinion piece, we have more information on that, too. We have a few rules: Keep it under 800 words, don’t use it as a sales pitch for a specific company or solution, and stake out a specific position on what steps should be taken to tackle the challenge. It’s easy to say that we need to think hard about a topic, but we’re not looking for platitudes or pep talks. If you want to address it in Defense News, specific actions you think are necessary should be identified. To pitch or submit an opinion piece, please email

To see more of our commentary and opinion pieces, head over to the Defense News opinion page. And if you want these engaging viewpoints delivered to you each week, all in one place, don’t forget to subscribe to the newsletter.