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.

Archived Articles
Daily News | September 21, 2005

Hurricane Katrina has triggered high-level deliberations central to the Quadrennial Defense Review over the adequacy of the Pentagon's homeland defense capabilities and plans, according to Defense Department officials.

Daily News | September 20, 2005

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said the Pentagon has not been directed by the White House to cut military spending to offset swelling recovery and rebuilding costs from Hurricane Katrina damage to the Gulf Coast.

Daily News | September 16, 2005

The Coast Guard has refined its Deepwater program, the service's top admiral says in a new fleet-wide message.

Daily News | September 15, 2005

Gordon England today received the first of a dozen major 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review briefings set to be delivered through the end of the month, setting the stage for redesigning the military to better defend the homeland, defeat global terrorist networks and counter China.

Daily News | September 14, 2005

Concerned that major military exercises are exerting unnecessary stress on the armed forces, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has asked Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to ensure that such drills are essential to the war on terrorism and executing the National Military Strategy.

Daily News | September 13, 2005

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, is preparing to launch a new congressional assessment of the Pentagon's long-term defense needs to provide an alternative to the Defense Department's ongoing Quadrennial Defense Review.

Daily News | September 12, 2005

U.S. Southern Command today is launching a major five-day crisis planning exercise that includes a new development in military planning: a team of State Department officials focusing on stabilization and reconstruction activities.

Daily News | September 9, 2005

Hurricane Katrina's winds may rekindle a long-smoldering debate about the role of the National Guard, specifically its place in the Pentagon's post-Sept. 11, 2001, military strategy, according to defense analysts.

Daily News | September 8, 2005

With parts of the United States facing fuel shortages caused by Hurricane Katrina, Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England wants the U.S. military -- the nation's largest single petroleum consumer -- to hunt for ways to conserve.

Daily News | September 7, 2005

Some areas of the Pentagon's budget, particularly those accounts earmarked for new weapon systems, could be squeezed as the economic toll of Hurricane Katrina becomes clear, according to defense budget experts.

Daily News | September 6, 2005

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is expected to shake up the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review, according to Pentagon officials, underscoring the military's key role in relief and recovery missions following domestic disasters.

Daily News | September 2, 2005

The Pentagon office charged with overseeing the U.S. military's transformation efforts believes the services are making progress in adopting new technologies and concepts that are essential to Information Age-combat operations.

Daily News | September 2, 2005

Along with a massive flotilla to support the hurricane rescue and relief effort, the Navy has established a team to capture lessons on what parts of the rescue and relief operation go well, and which do not.

Daily News | August 31, 2005

A new force planning construct central to the Quadrennial Defense Review is running into resistance from service leaders who are concerned that their prized weapon systems and combat capabilities could be cut without adequate analysis.

Daily News | August 30, 2005

The Defense Department has appointed a three-star Army general to lead a new task force that will coordinate military support to civil authorities dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Daily News | August 30, 2005

U.S. combatant commanders should be given greater flexibility to launch "transformational" initiatives involving new technology and concepts they deem necessary to prosecute the global war on terrorism in their areas of responsibility, according to an influential advisory panel.

Daily News | August 29, 2005

Gordon England, the acting deputy defense secretary, is considering significant organizational changes to the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff in order to better prepare the Pentagon for stability operations.

Daily News | August 26, 2005

Gordon England, the acting deputy defense secretary, has called for the Defense Department to recalibrate its effort to protect from terrorist attack a wide range of essential services and physical infrastructure that are essential to U.S. military operations around the world.

Daily News | August 24, 2005

A Defense Department-chartered study is set to recommend options for establishing a civilian corps of nation-building experts that would relieve the military of non-combat stability and reconstruction activities in future operations similar to Afghanistan and Iraq.

Daily News | August 22, 2005

The United States and South Korea have launched a two-week military exercise designed to improve their ability to fight North Korea, a long-standing mission that is increasingly the focus of fewer U.S. military personnel operating from new positions far from the demilitarized zone.

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