Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Defense Matters
Return to Topics

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Linda Fagan on workforce, modernization, strategy and diversity

Admiral Linda Fagan made history when she became the 27th commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard in June. She is the first woman to lead a military branch and the Coast Guard’s first female four-star admiral. One of Fagan’s priorities is transforming the workforce. She told Government Matters she is focused on making it easier […]


New plan makes harm reduction ‘part of how the military thinks, plans and operates’: Legal expert

On Aug. 25, the Defense Department released its highly anticipated Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response Action Plan (CHMR-AP). Todd Huntley, director of the National Security Law Program at Georgetown University Law Center and former Judge Advocate General, said his biggest takeaway from the plan was that it makes civilian harm mitigation “part of how the […]


‘There’s not a diplomatic solution now’ in Russia-Ukraine war, says professor

It has been six months since Russia invaded Ukraine. Millions of Ukrainians have fled, thousands have died and Russia has captured and occupied parts of the country. Keith Darden, associate professor in the School of International Service at American University, said there is no diplomatic solution now, because the Ukrainians think they can get the […]


NOAA can help US military improve Arctic presence, says strategy professor

In early August, Sen. Lisa Murkowski introduced the Arctic Commitment Act, which calls for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard to look into increasing their presence in the region. In a recent op-ed, Ryan Burke, professor of military and strategic studies at the U.S. Air Force Academy, suggested the military get help from the National […]


DoD office works to transform scientific breakthroughs into military tech

The Pentagon is focused on developing the technology of the future and getting it into the hands of the warfighter. Barbara McQuiston, deputy chief technology officer for science and technology at the Defense Department (DoD), discussed these efforts on Government Matters. McQuiston said her office looks at early-stage research and works to turn scientific discoveries […]


Army aims to reduce sexual assault and suicide rates to zero

The Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grinston is the most senior enlisted soldier in the U.S. Army and the eyes and ears for all other enlisted service members. He sat down with Mimi Geerges to discuss preventing sexual assault and suicide in the Army. The goal is to reduce sexual harassment, assault and suicide […]


Unmanned ships and aircraft are the future, says naval operations expert

In modernizing the fleet for a potential conflict with China, the U.S. Navy is looking to accelerate the development and deployment of robotic ships. Unmanned ships and aircraft are the future, said Bryan Clark, senior fellow and director at the Hudson Institute, and the Navy is working on a more coherent strategy for near-term deployment. […]


Wargames predict likely outcomes in conflict between China and Taiwan

All summer, a group of experts and former military leaders at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), have been conducting wargames to simulate what would happen if the United States responded to a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. The scenarios in which Taiwan cannot repel an invasion are “very pessimistic,” said Mark Cancian (Colonel, […]

Sponsored Content

Powering PMA Goals: Workforce

Watch Powering PMA Goals: Workforce on Wednesday, October 12th at 8:30 and 10:30 PM on WJLA 24/7 News, sponsored by ServiceNow
October 2022
Where to Watch
  • Weeknights at 8 PM and 10:30 PM on WJLA 24/7
  • Sunday Mornings at 10:30 AM on 7News
  • AFN American Forces Network
    Worldwide on American Forces Network
Our Brands