An Update from Breaking Defense About Breaking Defense

By Colin Clark

Sometimes you’ve just gotta crow when things are going well and tempt the gods who’ve granted you the favor.

We’ve had a huge year at Breaking Defense.

On the editorial side we’ve boosted our reach considerably. First, we hired the excellent Paul McLeary, formerly of Foreign Policy, Defense News and Aviation Week, last February to deepen our coverage of many things, including the US Navy, arms exports, NATO and acquisition policy.

Then we launched our coverage of the important American ally, Israel, when we added respected Israeli defense journalist Arie Egozi to cover strategy, policy and politics in the Mideast. Arie reports for us regularly from Tel Aviv.

As the recipe called for, we added a soupçon of Gallic flavor from Murielle Delaporte, who covers the French military and, sometimes, NATO and the rest of Europe for us. Murielle is the editor-in-chief of  Opérationnels, a leading edge French defense magazine and a former French defense strategist.

On the business side, we hired one of the defense publishing industry’s most experienced and respected leaders, David Smith. David left Sightline Media, owner of our respected competitor Defense News and a host of other military papers, and joined us in January.

As BreakingMedia’s managing director of defense and government, David is spearheading Breaking D’s business strategy, including a complete redesign of our website (soon to be unveiled), calling all his old friends in the defense space to bring in more money, and offering boundless ideas on how to improve our reach and impact. We’ll have more exciting news just before Space Symposium.

This article was first published by Breaking Defense on March 19, 2019.