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Even a pandemic can’t stunt geopolitics
This year's Outlook authors were, understandably, unable to ignore the coronavirus pandemic. But the spread of a disease did not distract them from the affairs of geopolitics.
Shipbuilding: Here today, gone tomorrow
Industry well remembers the 1990s when costs drove the Navy to slash the Seawolf-class sub order from 29 hulls to just three, with no immediate replacement vesse ready to keep the lines hot.
When a global health crisis hits home
At the start, this was a health care crisis certainly, an economic crisis potentially. Now it's clear that no market is unaffected, and I join the rest of the world in wondering where the defense industry will land.
In this June 19, 2017, file photo President Donald Trump, left, and Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft, center, listen as Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon, speaks during an American Technology Council roundtable in the State Dinning Room of the White House in Washington.
Take that, Trump: Why Amazon can afford to be defiant
If President Donald Trump figuratively declared war on Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, and by extension Amazon, the approach taken for the JEDI contract award protest the head of Amazon Web Services declaring war on the president.
A new future in global arms sales?
The last few years have seen a subtle transition in how the U.S., as the world’s dominant arms exporter, markets to the world.
One step forward, two back
The latest news on the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle project doesn’t exactly fall neatly within that inspirational vision of a new approach to Army acquisition.
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