USAF Calls Killer-AI Report ‘Anecdotal’
Chief of AI test and operations says he “misspoke” about a “thought experiment” in which a drone killed its operator.
Army Seeks Bomb-Carrying Drones Like Ukraine’s
Average U.S. soldiers could pilot lethal quadcopters—if they are ever fielded.
We Argued About Admitting Ukraine to NATO in 2008. Now We Agree on It.
The authors—longtime senior U.S. and German national-security figures—describe how they concluded that alliance membership is a necessary step.
Defense One Radio, Ep. 126: Why Ukraine’s drone war is more complex than you think
We review the evolution of drone tactics in the second year of Russia’s Ukraine invasion.
Supercharge Mission Outcomes
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L3Harris Won't Attend the Paris Air Show
CEO says the company will choose to focus attention on the company’s operations.
Pentagon Buying Musk’s Starlink for Ukraine
SpaceX had donated 20,000 satellite terminals to Ukraine, but later said the service was “never intended to be weaponized.”
Innovation in Federal Government Communication and Collaboration with Zoom
Federal agency operations require flexible and secure technology, with solutions that elevate services and responses.
AI, China ‘Defining Challenges of Our Time’: CISA Director
Jen Easterly outlined her concerns about Beijing’s aggressive cyber posture and the rise of largely unregulated generative-AI tools.
Satellite Data Could Boost Border Security, Disaster Response
Homeland Security relies on satellite imagery for its missions—and it wants more.
Misfiring Cannons, Rotted Tires in US Army Gear Pulled for Ukraine, Watchdog Finds
It’s not the first time the unit and its contractor have been faulted for poorly maintained equipment by the service's inspector general.
Macron Will Push NATO For ‘Concrete’ Security Guarantee for Ukraine
With alliance membership still unsure, French president wants the next best thing.
Gen. Eric Smith Tapped as Next Marine Commandant
Assistant commandant expected to press on with sweeping Force Design 2030 changes.
USAF Should Rethink Its Approach to Mental Health and Suicide
The commander and senior enlisted leader of the service’s Expeditionary Center see a back-to-basics path to stronger Airmen.
Unmonitored Networks Put US Nuclear Arsenal at Risk: GAO
The Energy Department can't keep tabs on insider threats, in part because it doesn't know how many stand-alone classified networks it runs, GAO found.
Science & Tech
F-35 Costs Still Climbing, as Pentagon Updates the Fleet
New GAO report details another $1.4 billion in upgrade costs, and additional delays.
The Army Is Tearing Up Its Playbook for Software Upgrades
Four programs are trying out a new method based on commercial practices.
Debt Limit Deal Would Save Feds' Paychecks, But Freeze Agency Spending
The agreement also reduces shutdown threats, plus other takeaways for federal employees.
‘MAGA’ Republicans Are Dismantling Ronald Reagan’s Legacy
Efforts to draft the U.S. military into culture wars are undoing its Reagan-era rise from post-Vietnam malaise.