Lee Hudson

Pentagon Editor

Washington, DC


Based in Washington, Lee covers the Pentagon for Aviation Week. Prior to joining Aviation Week in June 2018, Lee was at Inside Defense where she was managing editor for Inside the Navy.

Lee has covered Navy and Marine Corps issues since 2011, reporting at the Pentagon, Capitol Hill, aboard ships and military facilities around the U.S.

Previously she worked as a staff reporter at The Daily Review in Morgan City, LA, covering local government and crime. Lee graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communication and Marketing from Loyola University New Orleans.


Biden Proposes $715 Billion Defense Budget
U.S. President Joe Biden has proposed a $715 billion fiscal 2022 budget for the Pentagon, and most notably the new request ends the decade-old separate funding account known as overseas contingency operations, according to the Office of Management and Budget.
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U.S. Space Force To Establish New Acquisition Command

By Lee Hudson Apr 08, 2021
The U.S. Space Force intends to establish a Space Systems Command this summer, pending the nomination and Senate confirmation of a three-star commander.

Lawmakers Caution DOD Leadership On Degrading Military Readiness

By Lee Hudson Apr 07, 2021
A group of bipartisan lawmakers are cautioning the U.S. defense secretary on signing off on all combatant commander requests at the expense of military readiness.
Budget, Policy & Operations