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The Bunker: The Sky’s the Limit!

The Bunker: The Sky’s the Limit!

This week in The Bunker: new ICBM price tag soars; a call for the Pentagon to defend the moon against Chinese aggression; how the “most disabled” U.S. vets are short-changed; and more.

January 24, 2024 | Mark Thompson

The Bunker: Yemen’s Slippery Slope

The Bunker: Yemen’s Slippery Slope

This week in The Bunker: Congress — yet again — meekly goes along with a president unilaterally wielding the immense power of the U.S. military; the 1,000th F-35 rolls off the assembly line while still in “low rate” production; Boeing’s blunders; and more.

January 17, 2024 | Mark Thompson

The Bunker: A Military Cost-Benefit Analysis

The Bunker: A Military Cost-Benefit Analysis

This week (welcome back, and happy New Year!) in The Bunker: weighing the wisdom of a 20th century military in a 21st century world; SECDEF MIA; re-opening a long-closed base in the (not-so) Pacific; and more.

January 10, 2024 | Mark Thompson

The Bunker: Holiday Goodies

The Bunker: Holiday Goodies

This week in The Bunker: The push for additional Air Force B-21 bombers is rooted in the fib that got the program airborne; Pentagon launches lunar mission; a surreal snafu threatens F-35 deliveries; and more. The Bunker is now settling down for a long winter’s nap. We’ll be back January 10! 

December 13, 2023 | Mark Thompson

The Bunker: Haywire Hardware Headaches

The Bunker: Haywire Hardware Headaches

This week in The Bunker: The Pentagon’s complexity means failures can happen narrowly to a specific weapon, more broadly in a specific weapons program, or historically when it comes to readying for Armageddon; and more.

December 06, 2023 | Mark Thompson

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