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 | October 21, 2015

The chairman of the National Commission on the Future of the Army has responded to congressional critics by way of a sharply worded letter, arguing that accusations of the panel missing its mark are unfounded.

The Insider | October 19, 2015

Highlights from this week's edition of Inside the Army:

Daily News | October 14, 2015

The Army is scheduled next week to begin a series of tests aimed at determining the Manpack radio's ability to connect geographically dispersed soldiers by way of a Navy-managed satellite constellation.

Daily News | October 13, 2015

The Army will spend fiscal years 2017 and 2018 evaluating vehicle offerings from around the world that could meet the service's need for a mobile protected firepower vehicle, a key official said.

Daily News | October 13, 2015

Senior Army acquisition leaders appear resigned to accept a substantial price tag for mounting larger guns on Europe-based Stryker vehicles, arguing the urgency of the project leaves them no other choice.

Daily News | October 12, 2015

Senior Army leaders are making the case this week that only land warfare can decide military conflicts in America's favor, pointing to global crises that they perceive as languishing without boots on the ground.

Daily News | September 22, 2015

The Army is looking for a contractor to make regular U.S. military and civilian vehicles look like enemy equipment to increase realism during training.

Daily News | September 10, 2015

Shortly after awarding a much-anticipated contract to build the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, the Army has directed winner Oshkosh to pause all work under the deal.

Daily News | August 18, 2015

A new analysis by RAND Corp., which is partly funded through Army coffers, recommends that Pentagon leaders pause a planned service end-strength reduction because of Russian "aggression."

Daily News | August 12, 2015

Outgoing Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno said the Army has -- for the first time -- a good sense of what kinds of modernization programs it should pursue.

The Insider | August 10, 2015

This week's edition of Inside the Army . . .

Daily News | July 29, 2015

The Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency on Wednesday announced a pending sale worth $5.4 billion of Patriot interceptor missiles and related equipment to Saudi Arabia.

Daily News | July 28, 2015

The Army has announced it will give Stryker manufacturer General Dynamics Land Systems a contract next year to refurbish a legacy portion of the fleet displaced by newer variants featuring double-V hulls for improved protection.

The Insider | July 27, 2015

From this week's Inside the Army:

Daily News | July 21, 2015

Gen. Mark Milley, the next prospective Army chief of staff, said he would make use of overseas contingency operations dollars to maintain his service if no other funding avenue existed to plug budget holes, breaking with the administration's vocal rejection of such a tactic.

The Insider | July 20, 2015

From this week's edition of Inside the Army . . .

Daily News | July 13, 2015

The head of U.S. Army Forces Europe said decisions are coming due soon for a plan to train regular Ukrainian army troops in their fight against Russian-backed separatists.

Daily News | July 8, 2015

Defense leaders are seeking less money for an Army plan to install more powerful cannons on Europe-based Stryker vehicles than what the contractor has projected the effort would cost, documents show.

The Insider | July 6, 2015

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter plans to install his chief of staff, Eric Fanning, as acting under secretary of the Army, according to a Pentagon announcement. In that capacity, Fanning would provide outgoing service Secretary John McHugh with "vital support," as McHugh prepares to conclude his tenure.

Daily News | June 29, 2015

Following a lull in fiscal year 2015, one Oshkosh Defense executive is optimistic about the future even if the company fails to score a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle contract.

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