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 | May 13, 2005

U.S. combatant commanders will convene in Washington May 16 to 18 for meetings with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, according to Pentagon officials.

Daily News | May 12, 2005

Senior Pentagon officials leading the Quadrennial Defense Review are training their focus on the capabilities U.S. military forces need to manage future relations with China.

Daily News | May 11, 2005

An influential Navy group is preparing for the service's top officer a list of missions, capabilities and requirements for the service to offer as its main contributions to the Defense Department's global war on terrorism, according to service officials and documents.

Daily News | May 10, 2005

The Navy and Missile Defense Agency are studying options for defending ships against short-range ballistic missiles, including a new, unorthodox alternative -- equipping fighter aircraft with interceptors like the most advanced version of the Patriot, according to Navy documents and sources.

Daily News | May 6, 2005

The Navy has quashed an internal proposal by two senior officials to avoid delivering a 30-year shipbuilding plan to Congress this summer, according to Pentagon officials and documents.

Daily News | May 4, 2005

U.S. Joint Forces Command this week convened the second meeting of a blue-ribbon advisory panel assembled to critique and advise the Norfolk-based command's efforts to transform the capabilities of the American military.

Daily News | May 4, 2005

A recent high-level Navy assessment of future sea-service needs that calls for a 260-ship fleet and paring back select Marine Corps capabilities is drawing sharp criticism from senior Marine generals.

Daily News | May 3, 2005

U.S. military leaders guiding the Quadrennial Defense Review were at an all-day meeting today to consider what major changes in combat gear and force structure are necessary to improve the Pentagon's ability to wage a long-term battle against sophisticated terrorist networks.

Daily News | April 29, 2005

The Joint Staff has standardized definitions of a wide range of military activities in a way that sets the stage for major changes to the Pentagon's weapon system procurement practices.

Daily News | April 28, 2005

A special adviser to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has examined what to do with the Office of Force Transformation in light of the unexpected departure of Arthur Cebrowski, its founder and intellectual leader, and recommended no changes to the organization.

Daily News | April 27, 2005

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is laying plans for a special summer meeting with the Joint Chiefs of Staff to consider significantly realigning the military bureaucracy and budget, according to sources.

Daily News | April 25, 2005

Two high-level advisory boards are accelerating work on a pair of key studies -- examining military transformation and reducing vulnerabilities to weapons of mass destruction -- in a bid to influence the ongoing Quadrennial Defense Review.

Daily News | April 22, 2005

For a second consecutive year, the Pentagon is set to give combatant commanders a greater voice in shaping the Defense Department's annual spending proposal.

Daily News | April 21, 2005

The Pentagon's acquisition czar-nominee pledged at a Senate confirmation hearing today to work to protect the U.S. military's procurement system from fraud and abuse in the wake of recent scandals over major Air Force weapon system programs.

Daily News | April 20, 2005

The Pentagon is considering trimming the Navy's planned fleet of 11 aircraft carriers to 10 in order to find money for new military capabilities needed to better contend with irregular, catastrophic and disruptive challenges, according to Pentagon sources and documents.

Daily News | April 18, 2005

The 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review is set to take up what the White House calls one of the greatest security challenges facing the United States -- the prospect of weapons of mass destruction in the hands of terrorists or hostile states.

Daily News | April 15, 2005

The Navy is drafting a new strategy to guide its transition from a fleet optimized to fight a conventional adversary on the high seas to a service better able to deal with a wider range of threats presented by the global war on terrorism.

Daily News | April 14, 2005

Senior military officials leading last Saturday's inaugural Quadrennial Defense Review meeting determined that one of the capabilities essential for an effective military contribution to homeland defense does not reside in a camouflaged warehouse or combat schoolhouse.

Daily News | April 12, 2005

An advisory panel to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is evaluating the long-term viability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile in an assessment that could lay the groundwork for a new class of nuclear weapons.

Daily News | April 8, 2005

Decisions on weapon system investments made in the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review are set to dominate changes to the Pentagon's spending plans this fall, according to defense documents and officials.

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