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 | July 19, 2005

China's military modernization program, fueled by expenditures estimated to be three times higher than Beijing publicly acknowledges, is shifting the military balance of power away from Taiwan, according to a new Pentagon report on China's armed forces.

Daily News | July 18, 2005

The Senate late last week approved the nominations of Gen. Peter Pace and Adm. Edmund Giambastiani to assume the Pentagon's No. 1 and No. 2 uniformed billets.

Daily News | July 15, 2005

A high-profile advisory panel examining the Defense Department's acquisition process plans to conduct a review of how forces in the private sector contribute to rising weapon system costs.

Daily News | July 14, 2005

Michael Wynne, the former Pentagon acquisition chief, has been pressed back into service for the summer to oversee the Defense Department's base realignment and closure efforts, according to Pentagon sources.

Daily News | July 13, 2005

The Defense Department is petitioning Congress for permission to transfer up to $200 million to the State Department to pay for civilian-led reconstruction and stabilization missions that might pop up in fiscal year 2006.

Daily News | July 12, 2005

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his Singaporean counterpart, Teo Chee Hean, today signed a new agreement increasing cooperation between their respective armed forces.

Daily News | July 11, 2005

The Defense Department is moving quickly to stand up its new Joint Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Center of Excellence, appointing Army Brig. Gen. Walter Davis to lead the new UAV operation.

Daily News | July 8, 2005

The Navy is establishing a bundle of new capabilities in a bid to recalibrate part of the fleet to better support ground operations in the global war on terrorism.

Daily News | July 7, 2005

The Pentagon's four-star requirements panel has shot down an Air Force bid to assume management of all military unmanned aerial vehicles, according to a July 5 memo.

Daily News | July 6, 2005

A group of advisers to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is preparing a report warning that the huge costs associated with prolonged, bloody operations in Iraq and Afghanistan may become part of U.S. adversaries' strategy.

Daily News | July 1, 2005

The Defense Department's ability to effectively modernize its strategic capabilities is hampered by an incomplete long-range budget picture.

Daily News | June 30, 2005

The White House is preparing to release a raft of new strategy and policy documents designed to bolster federal efforts to block terrorists from attacking the United States from the sea.

Daily News | June 29, 2005

Gordon England, the acting deputy defense secretary, has approved a long-awaited Pentagon strategy for homeland defense, setting forth the most detailed blueprint for how the U.S. armed forces will contribute to protecting American soil.

Daily News | June 28, 2005

Gordon England, the acting deputy defense secretary, has slashed the number of issues being examined in the Quadrennial Defense Review from a mounting, unwieldy list of more than 140 to what Pentagon officials believe is a manageable three dozen.

Daily News | June 27, 2005

The Defense Department's long-awaited 2005 update to its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) road map is in final draft and could be issued as soon as July, according to Pentagon officials.

Daily News | June 22, 2005

The Defense Department is overhauling a key component of its National Defense Strategy -- its force planning construct -- in a move that could set the stage for a significant revision of U.S. war plans, weapon system investments and military organization, according to Pentagon officials.

Daily News | June 3, 2005

The Pentagon plans to hold two high-level meetings on the Quadrennial Defense Review this month, providing senior officials opportunities to wrestle with a sweeping array of issues regarding the future shape and capabilities of the U.S. armed forces as the congressionally mandated assessment moves into the homestretch.

Daily News | June 1, 2005

Combatant commanders may soon be directed to provide protection and intelligence to civilian employees of private firms supporting operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as non-combat situations, according to legislation recently approved by the House.

Daily News | May 31, 2005

Kenneth Krieg is preparing to take the helm of the Pentagon's massive weapons acquisition operation as soon as the end of this week, according to Defense Department officials.

Daily News | May 27, 2005

The White House is concerned that "large cuts" to major Pentagon procurement programs recently agreed to by the House of Representatives will adversely effect modernization efforts key to U.S. military transformation.

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