Tony Bertuca

Tony Bertuca is chief editor of Inside the Pentagon, the flagship publication of InsideDefense, where he focuses on defense budget and acquisition policy. He previously worked for the Sun-Times News Group in his hometown of Chicago, IL, and at the New Hampshire Union Leader in Manchester, NH. Tony has also served as managing editor of Inside the Army. He has a master's degree in journalism from Boston University.

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Daily News | February 15, 2023

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-AL) recently returned from Poland and Romania where he and other lawmakers went to conduct oversight of U.S. aid being sent to Ukraine, coming away with what he said is a "clear understanding of the various safeguards" that have been put in place to ensure donated weapons are tracked and accounted for.

The Insider | February 15, 2023

The Senate Appropriations Committee today released the final roster for its defense subcommittee, with Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) remaining chair and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) serving as the new ranking member.

The Insider | February 14, 2023

Billions of dollars in donated weapons, including armored combat vehicles and long-range artillery, are making their way to Ukraine in time for a possible "spring offensive" against Russian military positions, according to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

The Insider | February 13, 2023

Senior defense officials are scheduled to speak at several public events this week in Washington.

The Insider | February 10, 2023

The United States has shot down an unmanned, airborne "object" flying at 40,000 feet off the coast of Alaska after it was detected by the military because President Biden deemed it a threat to civilian aircraft, according to the Pentagon.

The Insider | February 9, 2023

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted again today to advance the nominations of key Pentagon acquisition nominees who have been in limbo for months due to partisan blocking.

Daily News | February 8, 2023

The House Armed Services Committee met today with the leaders of three key business associations about the challenges facing the U.S. defense industrial base concerning the increased demand for weapon systems needed to equip Ukraine and possibly Taiwan, along with replenishing U.S. stocks.

Daily News | February 8, 2023

The Defense Department has signed a "security of supply arrangement" with Denmark, the Pentagon announced today.

The Insider | February 7, 2023

The Chinese government declined Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's request to speak by phone with his military counterpart in China, according to the Pentagon.

The Insider | February 7, 2023

The Senate Armed Services Committee today finalized its subcommittee rosters, including the chairs and ranking members.

The Insider | February 7, 2023

The State Department has approved a possible $10 billion foreign military sale of High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems to Poland, according to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency notice.

Daily News | February 7, 2023

The chief of U.S. Strategic Command has informed Congress that China has now surpassed the United States in its number of intercontinental ballistic missile launchers, though America still has the edge regarding the total number of ICBMs and nuclear warheads, according to a memo sent to senior lawmakers.

Daily News | February 7, 2023

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed (D-RI) said today he expects there will likely be "pressure" in the Senate to increase defense spending above President Biden's anticipated March 9 budget request, though House Republicans are on the hunt for savings at the Pentagon.

The Insider | February 6, 2023

Senior defense officials are slated to speak at various events next week, while Congress holds several hearings on national security.

The Insider | February 4, 2023

The United States has successfully shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina, according to a statement from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

The Insider | February 3, 2023

The Defense Department today announced a new military aid package for Ukraine featuring $425 million in immediate weapons transfers from U.S. stocks and $1.75 billion in funds to procure new capabilities.

The Insider | February 2, 2023

The Pentagon is currently tracking a high-altitude Chinese surveillance balloon flying above "sensitive sites" in the United States, though U.S. officials have decided it's too risky to shoot it down.

Daily News | February 2, 2023

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), the new chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, pledged today to cut Pentagon spending, yet stressed that the investments needed to compete with China will be expensive.

The Insider | February 2, 2023

The House Armed Services Committee has finalized its subcommittee rosters, naming chairs, ranking members and members.

The Insider | February 1, 2023

Democrats and Republicans today announced the members who will serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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