One U.S. intelligence report assesses that the Burevestnik missile will not be combat-ready for another decade, despite Putin's claim that the "invincible" weapon has a proven capability.
Nearly 20 Russian missiles that the U.S. is currently unable to defend against were recently moved to a military testing site, according to people who have direct knowledge of American intelligence reports.
America's top two defense officials slammed Google's work with China on Thursday saying it has "indirectly benefited" Beijing's military.
"We want him to be successful in this, but as I was reminded by a fellow Iowan, when have we ever gone to war, including a trade war without allies?" O'Rourke said at a coffee shop in Keokuk, Iowa.
"We have to defend what we have in space, because it's going to be there for a while and we all depend on it," U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein told members of the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee on Monday.
"Whoever gets to AI first, I believe, will have dominance for many years afterward," says U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper.
The Pentagon is asking for $718 billion in its fiscal 2020 budget, a $33 billion or about 5 percent increase over what Congress enacted for fiscal 2019.
The Pentagon wants $14.1 billion for space operations, and a key part of that is the first allocation of funding for a Space Force.
"I can tell you that the president has a great deal of respect for acting Defense Secretary Shanahan, he likes him, and when the president is ready to make an announcement on that front, he certainly will," Sanders said.
U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, rumored to be a top candidate for secretary of defense, is slated to become the next president of the University of Texas at El Paso.