Jason Sherman

Jason Sherman is a reporter for Inside Defense. For more than two decades -- including stints with Defense News and Armed Forces Journal -- he has covered the Pentagon, defense industry, the military budget, weapon system acquisition and defense policy formulation as well as reporting on technology, business, and global arms trade. Jason has traveled to more than 40 countries, studied medieval history at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and lives in Brooklyn.

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Daily News | February 16, 2005

The Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency have hammered out a new agreement delineating how they will share responsibility for paramilitary operations, bucking a 9/11 Commission recommendation that called for all such activities to be shifted from the CIA to U.S. Special Operations Command.

Daily News | February 15, 2005

A leading Democratic lawmaker is upping the ante in the growing debate over the size of the military by proposing the Pentagon increase the number of ground troops in its ranks by 40,000 more than the temporary end strength increases advanced by the Bush administration.

Daily News | February 14, 2005

A senior Air Force general making the case for the embattled F/A-22 fighter aircraft program told lawmakers that the U.S. military's ability to dominate the skies may be threatened by a Russian aircraft that has not yet been built, and which aerospace analysts believe may never fly.

Daily News | February 10, 2005

A high-level Pentagon advisory panel has kicked off a study on whether to expand the authorities of the U.S. military's chief technology officer, the director of defense research and engineering.

Daily News | February 9, 2005

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is significantly changing the focus of the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review at the prompting of military commanders who believe the assessment must take a broader view of future challenges, according to Defense Department sources.

Daily News | February 8, 2005

The $30 billion, pre-Christmas round of cuts to big-ticket weapons programs was the result of weeks of careful deliberations between Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and senior military leaders, according to officials involved in the process.

Daily News | February 7, 2005

The White House this morning sent to Congress the first of two major defense spending requests due this month -- a $419.3 billion package to pay for training, equipping and preparing U.S. military forces in fiscal year 2006.

Daily News | February 3, 2005

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld plans to use the Quadrennial Defense Review to bring about historic changes and mold U.S. military might into more dynamic packages that are better able to deal with a wider range of threats, according to a senior Pentagon official.

Daily News | February 2, 2005

While preliminary work on the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review is nearly compete, last-minute concerns raised by senior military officers about its focus are being ironed out and the Defense Department aims to begin the appraisal by mid-February, according to Pentagon sources.

Daily News | February 1, 2005

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has tapped a four-star general to coordinate U.S. military efforts to eliminate weapons of mass destruction, the first time the mission has been made a key responsibility of a combatant commander, according to Pentagon sources and documents.

Daily News | January 27, 2005

The Pentagon is set to consider strategic nuclear forces in the upcoming Quadrennial Defense Review, weighing them for the first time in a strategy assessment alongside conventional forces, according to defense sources.

Daily News | January 26, 2005

Mounting budget pressures could trigger the most difficult investment decisions ever taken in a Quadrennial Defense Review, according to a senior Pentagon official.

Daily News | January 25, 2005

The Pentagon is laying the groundwork for a new, comprehensive defense against weapons of mass destruction that could reorder billions of dollars in current investments, expose unknown vulnerabilities and justify the establishment of a major new organization, according to Pentagon documents and defense sources.

Daily News | January 21, 2005

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is set to host the U.S. military's combatant commanders in Washington for a series of meetings beginning Jan. 24 that will culminate on Jan. 27 with a discussion on finalizing objectives for the upcoming Quadrennial Defense Review, Pentagon officials said.

Daily News | January 20, 2005

The Air Force is well equipped to meet all future challenges, including the irregular, catastrophic and disruptive threats the Pentagon wants to increase its capabilities against.

Daily News | January 19, 2005

The Pentagon's transformation czar, Arthur Cebrowski, who has influenced thinking and helped shape policy on how to prepare for future military challenges, will retire at the end of this month on doctor's orders, according to his spokesman.

Daily News | January 18, 2005

The Pentagon's upcoming Quadrennial Defense Review will be focused on four strategic problems, including defeating terrorists, protecting U.S. territory from attack and deterring the conventional military of a future great power.

Daily News | January 14, 2005

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is likely to face a difficult time marshaling support for one of his chief goals in the upcoming Quadrennial Defense Review: steering investments away from conventional weapon systems and toward capabilities needed to deal with new threats.

Daily News | January 11, 2005

The Office of the Secretary of Defense is soliciting comments on a 40-page proposal that outlines issues to be examined in a strategy review that could shake up the size and structure of the U.S. military, as well as the mix of weapons it buys.

Daily News | January 7, 2005

The Defense Department will launch 15 advanced technology and concept projects that aim to quickly field new capabilities for soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, according to a Pentagon statement.

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