Bill Sweetman is an aerospace and defense journalist specializing in the development and use of high-tech weapons, He is senior international defense editor of Aviation Week & Space Technology.

Target Acquired

After years of strategic drift, the U.S. military may finally have a path to maintain its edge over countries like China. Will the defense-industrial bureaucrats stand in the way?

Winter Is Coming

The U.S. and Russia are sinking billions into nuclear-capable bombers, missiles, and submarines. Another round of “Mutually Assured Destruction,” anyone?

In the Dark

The secrecy surrounding the new ‘Long Range Strike Bomber’ is more expansive than any aircraft program of its size since the 1980s. What are the generals and contractors hiding?