The INSIDER daily digest -- Nov. 30, 2022

By John Liang / November 30, 2022 at 2:27 PM

This Wednesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on Army building maintenance costs, the three biggest Chinese threats to Guam and more.

A new Congressional Budget Office report released this week examines the age and condition of buildings used by the active Army and assesses their renovation and maintenance costs:

CBO: Highest maintenance costs for Army buildings are in admin, supply, operation and training

With a price tag of more than $50 billion to renovate, modernize and eliminate a maintenance backlog for thousands of Army buildings, the costs will be highest for buildings in administration, supply and operation and training, a recent report by the Congressional Budget Office found.

Document: CBO report on Army deferred maintenance backlog costs

The Pentagon's latest report on the Chinese military looks at three potential threats to Guam:

DOD eyes China's Renhai-class cruisers, H-6K bombers and DF-26 as key Guam threats

The Pentagon's new status report on China's military power highlights three potential threats to Guam -- advanced air, sea and ground systems -- that could credibly strike U.S. military bases on the Western Pacific U.S. territory and complicate any attempt by Washington to counter a Beijing offensive against Taiwan.

More on that report:

DOD: China's nuclear breakout continues

The Pentagon, in a new report, says it believes China will have 1,500 nuclear warheads by 2035, continuing a surge previously categorized as a "strategic breakout" by a top U.S. military commander.

Document: DOD's 2022 China military power report

Army leaders in recent weeks have said the effectiveness and importance of unmanned aerial systems has been a key takeaway from the war in Ukraine:

Army seeking new self-detonating drones due to success in Ukraine

The Army is interested in bulking up its loitering munitions, or self-detonating drones, after observing the effectiveness of the systems in the war in Ukraine, according to a Nov. 28 request for information issued by Army Futures Command.

The latest on the Navy's expeditionary advanced base operations efforts:

Navy warfare lab develops concept for logistics tool after EABO-focused event

A Navy warfare laboratory has developed a concept for a logistics tool to aid naval forces after the department hosted an internal think-tank competition focused on expeditionary warfare.