Sebastian Sprenger

Sebastian Sprenger was the chief editor of Inside the Army until May 2016, where he primarily reported on land warfare and associated budgets, policies and technologies. A native of Siegen, Germany, he got is start in journalism at the now-defunct Westfälische Rundschau in Kreuztal. He studied at Universität Trier and elsewhere.

Archived Articles
Daily News | May 10, 2010

Pentagon officials have assembled a "red team" tasked with reviewing how the development of the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle could be accelerated, according to a service spokesman.

Daily News | May 6, 2010

The Army plans to allocate a brigade combat team for each of the geographic combatant commands to help officials there train the security forces of countries in their region, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey said today.

Daily News | May 4, 2010

After the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, National Guard officials could use the unmanned aerial vehicles employed extensively in these conflicts to help secure America's northern and southern borders, National Guard Bureau Chief Air Force Gen. Craig McKinley suggested today.

Daily News | April 29, 2010

As Army combat operations have increased since the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, so have incidents of fratricide, according to a new Army-sponsored study that cites poor leadership as a leading cause.

The Insider | April 27, 2010

The Congressional Research Service this month penned a new assessment of the Defense Department's newest combatant command, U.S. Africa Command.

Daily News | April 20, 2010

NATO leaders this month tasked an internal industry advisory panel to study how defense companies throughout the alliance would cooperate on a proposed missile defense shield for Europe, according to documents and sources.

Daily News | April 19, 2010

Air Force officials estimate it would cost $339 million to make the service's Joint Strike Fighter variant capable of carrying nuclear weapons, but the schedule for requesting the money from Congress and performing the requisite modification work is still in flux, following the program's shakeup earlier this year, according to an air service spokesman.

Daily News | April 15, 2010

Worried about a further drain of his service's airlift fleet, Air National Guard Director Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt this week called into question the findings of a major Defense Department mobility study that said the Air Force has more C-130 aircraft than it needs.

Daily News | April 9, 2010

Government auditors this week warned Congress about potential delays in the operations of the National Ignition Facility, a multibillion-dollar research installation envisioned as key to maintaining the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal without underground testing in future years.

The Insider | April 8, 2010

President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed the "New START" pact in Prague today, laying the groundwork for the extension of a nuclear disarmament agreement that has been key to relations between the two countries for decades.

Daily News | April 7, 2010

Administration leaders plan to maintain a small arsenal of tactical nuclear weapons in the United States that could be transferred to Europe during crises, even if European governments request that Washington bring home its remaining contingent of these weapons currently stationed on the continent.

The Insider | April 7, 2010

Army Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander is finally getting his shot at explaining to Congress his vision for U.S. Cyber Command, and senators will get a chance to inquire about the particulars of the newest military command's raison d'être.

Daily News | April 6, 2010

Combining currently disparate Defense Department testing processes into one may be a way of fielding new information technology capabilities to frontline troops more quickly, a Pentagon official said today.

The Insider | April 5, 2010

White House officials plan to roll out the much anticipated Nuclear Posture Review tomorrow.

Daily News | April 2, 2010

Pentagon officials plan to field new equipment, worth billions of dollars, in Afghanistan over the next week as the spring fighting season against Taliban insurgents there gets under way, according to Defense Department acquisition chief Ashton Carter.

The Insider | April 2, 2010

Pentagon acquisition chief Ashton Carter spoke enthusiastically this morning about plans for a significant increase in the number of camera-equipped aerostats over Afghanistan as a cost-effective way of looking out for insurgent fighters and IED emplacers.

Daily News | April 1, 2010

U.S. officials continue to weigh if the American and Australian requirements for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle are similar enough to warrant continued cooperation on the vehicle after the program's first phase ends next spring, according to a JLTV program official.

Daily News | March 30, 2010

Defense officials have yet to fully consider the need for contractor support in future military operations, putting the Pentagon at risk of repeating mistakes made in Iraq and Afghanistan, where officials were caught flat-footed by the unprecedented numbers of private workers needed to support the wars, according to government auditors.

The Insider | March 30, 2010

June promises to be a decisive month for the military space community.

Daily News | March 29, 2010

U.S. Pacific Command chief Adm. Robert Willard continues to harbor doubt over the scope of China's self-described, missile-defense test conducted earlier this year, speculating before Congress that the event could have served to test an anti-satellite weapon.

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