Editorial http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/11291/more en Opinion: The U.S.’s (Mostly Not) New Nuclear Policy http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-us-s-mostly-not-new-nuclear-policy <div class="field-byline"> James N. Miller </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Even the biggest changes, including the proposal of two new nuclear weapons, are sensible given changes to the security environment since 2010. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-us-s-mostly-not-new-nuclear-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-us-s-mostly-not-new-nuclear-policy#comments Editorial Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Viewpoint AWST North America Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1752111 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Navy Opinion: U.S. Forces In Western Pacific Now On Front Line http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-us-forces-western-pacific-now-front-line <div class="field-byline"> Thomas McCabe </div> <div class="field-deck"> All U.S. personnel in the region should think of themselves as being in a forward area. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The nation should prepare for an unlikely but not unthinkable possibility—a surprise attack by a modernized Chinese military.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-us-forces-western-pacific-now-front-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-us-forces-western-pacific-now-front-line#comments Editorial Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense AW.com Viewpoint Asia Pacific North America Thu, 08 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1749471 at http://aviationweek.com Alert5/Wikimedia Opinion: The Cold War Budget Tool That Could Save The Pentagon http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-cold-war-budget-tool-could-save-pentagon <div class="field-byline"> Michael C. Sekora </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When planning its military future, the U.S. should exploit global technology rather than optimize budgets, says the writer.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-cold-war-budget-tool-could-save-pentagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-cold-war-budget-tool-could-save-pentagon#comments Editorial Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Viewpoint AWST North America Fri, 02 Feb 2018 09:30:00 +0000 1745181 at http://aviationweek.com Credit: Tommy Lee Walker/istockphoto From the Editor: An Industry In Motion http://aviationweek.com/future-aerospace/editor-industry-motion <div class="field-deck"> The best is yet to come </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This industry has its share of challenges, and we will continue to doggedly cover them. But I am confident that the best is yet to come.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/future-aerospace/editor-industry-motion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/future-aerospace/editor-industry-motion#comments Future of Aerospace Editorial Aviation Week & Space Technology Commercial Aviation Defense Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:00:00 +0000 1743501 at http://aviationweek.com Opinion: The U.S.’s Dangerous New Nuclear Policy http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-us-s-dangerous-new-nuclear-policy <div class="field-byline"> Lisbeth Gronlund and Stephen Young </div> <div class="field-deck"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The draft Nuclear Posture Review would lower the bar for a nuclear first strike and seeks to add new types of weapons to the U.S. arsenal. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-us-s-dangerous-new-nuclear-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-us-s-dangerous-new-nuclear-policy#comments Editorial Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Viewpoint AWST North America Fri, 26 Jan 2018 09:30:00 +0000 1742331 at http://aviationweek.com Opinion: NASA’s Deep Space Gateway Is In The Wrong Place http://aviationweek.com/space/opinion-nasa-s-deep-space-gateway-wrong-place <div class="field-byline"> Derek Webber </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The growth in commercial space could allow NASA to hitch a ride to a port in GEO orbit from which to explore the Moon, Mars and the entire Solar System.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/opinion-nasa-s-deep-space-gateway-wrong-place" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/opinion-nasa-s-deep-space-gateway-wrong-place#comments Editorial Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Viewpoint AWST North America Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1737081 at http://aviationweek.com NASA Opinion: SpaceX Is An Engine Of Progress http://aviationweek.com/space/opinion-spacex-engine-progress <div class="field-deck"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The company has pushed longstanding government contractors to rethink how they do business, move to drive down costs and improve quality to remain competitive. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/opinion-spacex-engine-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/opinion-spacex-engine-progress#comments Commercializing Space Editorial Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Editorial AWST North America Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:16:00 +0000 1736451 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceX Opinion: A Poison Pill for Defense? http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-poison-pill-defense <div class="field-deck"> The national debt exceeded $20 trillion last year—the equivalent of about 35 years of Pentagon spending </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. tax code received a needed major revamp, but one great concern is the manner in which it will be paid for—and what that could mean for defense budgets going forward.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-poison-pill-defense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-poison-pill-defense#comments Editorial Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Editorial AWST North America Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1735071 at http://aviationweek.com ChipSomodevilla-GettyImages From the Editor: Five Memorable Moments From 2017 http://aviationweek.com/editorial/editor-five-memorable-moments-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">At the Aviation Week Network, we’re already charging into 2018. But over the recent holiday break, I had time to reflect on some of my favorite memories from last year. Here are five of them.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/editorial/editor-five-memorable-moments-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/editorial/editor-five-memorable-moments-2017#comments Editorial Commercial Aviation Defense Space AWST Thu, 04 Jan 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1733171 at http://aviationweek.com Opinion: Why Boeing’s C Series Concerns Are Justified http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/opinion-why-boeing-s-c-series-concerns-are-justified <div class="field-deck"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing did what it had to do to protect its workers, retirees, shareholders and its future, argues aerospace analyst Loren Thompson.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/opinion-why-boeing-s-c-series-concerns-are-justified" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/opinion-why-boeing-s-c-series-concerns-are-justified#comments Editorial Aviation Week & Space Technology Commercial Aviation AW.com Viewpoint Global Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:00:00 +0000 1727781 at http://aviationweek.com Bombardier and Boeing