Breaking Defense

Breaking Defense is the idea hub of the defense world, where the crucial defense ideas are debated, the biggest defense stories are reported and analyzed and the hottest weapons and news videos are shared. Read and watch the top-notch reporting of our team of experienced journalists, knowledgeable analysts, senior defense industry contributors and informed readers. Breaking Defense is produced by Breaking Media, which provides trade-specific news, analysis, thought leadership and resources for senior executives and their organizations in their respective fields. Breaking Defense was founded in 2011 as AOL Defense. It was acquired in 2013 by Breaking Media.

"Pouring hundreds of billions into pay and benefits has not and cannot solve the military’s personnel problems."

"After a decade of debate, the US Army is finally creating permanent units dedicated to advising foreign forces."

“Conventional warfare is traditionally more prestigious in the Army than COIN or PK, so many in the Guard feel the study’s division of labor would relegate them to second-class status....

"After 15 years of ad hoc solutions, the Army may build specialized battalions and brigades to train and advise foreign forces."

"War among the people — whether it’s counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, or just conventional warfare in an urban setting — will only get nastier and harder to avoid."