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.

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Daily News | March 22, 2016

Besides a potential deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system to South Korea, the Army also is weighing requests from U.S. European Command and U.S. Central Command for the capability, a key official said.

Daily News | March 21, 2016

A proposal by the National Commission on the Future of the Army to retain 72 Apache attack helicopters in the National Guard is estimated to cost $2.4 billion and threatens to throw the service back to the very same budget problems it was trying to fix with its Aviation Restructure Initiative, a key service official said.

Daily News | March 21, 2016

Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn told senators last week he would support a review of Obama administration plans to reduce his service's end strength to 450,000 active-duty soldiers.

Daily News | March 21, 2016

Senior Army leaders have approved a new strategy for making helicopter-fired weapons more accurate and deadly, according to the head of the service's aviation branch.

The Insider | March 21, 2016

Some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Army.

Daily News | March 16, 2016

The chief of U.S. Northern Command continued his defense of a controversial aerostat program last week, alluding to the possibility that the military could overlook a nuclear-armed Russian cruise missile if the radar-laden blimp floating near Washington were to be canceled.

Daily News | March 15, 2016

As Army officials try to retool the acquisition process with a greater focus on experimentation and prototyping, the service's chief believes a congressionally chartered expert panel could help the Defense Department find new talent in the commercial sector to support such an approach.

Daily News | March 15, 2016

U.S. defense giant Lockheed Martin, along with its partner MBDA Germany, hopes to sign a contract for the Medium Extended Air Defense System with Berlin this year, as Poland also is showing renewed interest in the technology, according to company officials.

The Insider | March 14, 2016

Highlights from the front page of this week's Inside the Army.

Daily News | March 14, 2016

Army leaders are preparing an adjustment to the fiscal year 2017 budget request for overseas contingency operations that is meant to "jump-start" the production of upgraded tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, a key official said.

Daily News | March 9, 2016

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley is remaking the Army Requirements Oversight Council into a key forum for growing his influence in acquisition matters, according to a report sent to Congress.

Daily News | March 8, 2016

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has rejected a recommendation by an expert panel to trade active-duty infantry forces for aviation capabilities and other purposes.

Daily News | March 7, 2016

Defense Department Comptroller Michael McCord has asked Congress to allow a reprogramming of funds from the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program to finance the resumption of a controversial exercise involving a missile-defense blimp watching over the Washington region.

The Insider | March 7, 2016

Highlights from the front page of this week's Inside the Army.

Daily News | March 3, 2016

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) signaled he would fight the Army's proposed fiscal year 2017 budget for aviation, contending the requested $3.6 billion is not enough.

Daily News | March 3, 2016

Top Army brass threw their support behind an at-risk airborne infantry unit in Alaska last week, with service Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley proposing to keep the brigade around for a one-year probation.

Daily News | March 2, 2016

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has submitted a report to Congress in which he advocates for significantly enhancing his service's authorities in acquisition matters -- in many cases at the expense of Office of the Secretary of Defense overseers.

Daily News | March 1, 2016

Besides equipping a Europe-based Stryker unit with more powerful weapons, the Army also is moving forward with previously laid plans to outfit the entire vehicle fleet with greater combat punch, according to a key official.

Daily News | February 29, 2016

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley last week signaled that recommendations by the National Commission on the Future of the Army may receive a warmer reception than expected by many military watchers.

Daily News | February 26, 2016

As defense officials are moving to continue a controversial demonstration with a pair of giant, sensor-packed blimps after one aerostat blew away and crashed during bad weather, money fresh from Congress is needed soon to implement the plan, according to officials and documents.

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