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FILE - This detail of a July 20, 1969 photo made available by NASA shows astronaut Neil Armstrong reflected in the helmet visor of Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon. By ending 77 years of almost uninterrupted peace in Europe, war in Ukraine war has joined the dawn of the nuclear age and the birth of manned spaceflight as a watershed in history. After nearly a half-year of fighting, tens of thousands of dead and wounded on both sides, massive disruptions to supplies of energy, food and financial stability, the world is no longer as it was.(Neil Armstrong/NASA via AP)

It may not feel like it, but the U.S. is in a race back to the moon again

I spoke with Ellis Brazeal and Brett Richards, both of whom are legal professionals within the space industry for the firm Jones Walker about the new race…

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol dome, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

What a lapse in funding might look like in October of 2023

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Gina Raimondo

Defense and State aren’t the only departments with a big China challenge

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Defense Budget

One secret of China’s military success is its military business model

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FILE - Marine Corps Sgt. Justin Russell, a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS, section chief with Kilo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 14th Marines looks out over a firing range at Fort Stewart, Ga. during a training exercise, Saturday, June 13, 2015. The HIMARS systems supplied by the U.S. and similar M270 provided by Britain have significantly bolstered the Ukrainian army's precision strike capability. (Corey Dickstein/Savannah Morning News via AP, File)

Does the Marines new modernization plan go too far? One of its former commandants thinks so

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Peter Musurlian

How the Naval War College teaches sailors about dealing with the China threat

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Amelia Brust/Federal News Network

After the Huawei and ZTE bans, what’s next for China trade policy

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Brendan Carr, Ron DeSantis

Inside the FCC decision to ban sales of Chinese-made telecom gear

A normally divided Federal Communications Commission recently voted unanimously to ban sales of Chinese-made telecommunications equipment in the United…

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Industry reacts to the latest strategies out from the Defense Department

The National Defense Strategy and the DoD Strategic Management Plan emphasized rivalry with China and the need to protect space and cyber assets.

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Biden

Pentagon: Despite Russia’s war, China still top threat to US

A new U.S. defense strategy says China remains the greatest security challenge for the United States despite Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine. It says the threat from Beijing will determine how the U.S. military is equipped and shaped for a future. Pentagon notes a new reality, where the security environment has deteriorated, and the U.S. may face a situation where it has to deter two nuclear-armed adversaries, China and Russia, simultaneously. The 80-page, unclassified report was released on Thursday.

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