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The Future of Collaborative Combat Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force boasts the finest combat aircraft and pilots in the world, but even they are going to need help preserving air dominance in the coming decades.

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How Will the Military Use 5G? A New Drone Experiment Offers Clues

High-speed networking promises to help bring AI to bear on floods of battlefield sensor data.

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Oversight Of Nuclear-Weapons Contractors' Cyber Practices Has Been ‘Inconsistent’: GAO

The National Nuclear Security Administration incompletely implemented some cyber practices and didn’t have clear knowledge about what its subcontractors were doing, the watchdog agency reported.

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The US Navy Accused Him of Arson. Its Own Investigation Showed Widespread Safety Failures.

After the USS Bonhomme Richard fire, investigators found missing fire hoses, a broken sprinkler system and other systemic failures. The Navy is still accusing a sailor of arson, against the advice of a military judge.

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Conquering Capacity & Bandwidth Challenges in Satellite Communications

Regardless of location the ability to receive and transmit critical information quickly can mean the difference between mission success and failure.

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Edging Towards the Nuclear Abyss

In doctrine and posture, the world’s nuclear powers are making nuclear war more, not less, likely.

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Autonomous Systems Took Center Stage At AFA

The idea of teaming uncrewed systems with manned aircraft was a focal point in panels at annual conference, and on the showroom floor.

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VA Taking ‘Prudent’ Steps to Protect Employees Who Provide Abortions

The department announced its plans to continue offering abortions shortly after Roe v Wade was overturned in June.

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Are You 'Choice-Paralyzed' About Protecting Your Critical Infrastructure? NSA Wants to Help

Simplifying decisions about hardening industrial control systems is the aim of new guidance from the NSA and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

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US Troops Are Volunteering to Fly Abortion Seekers Across State Lines

Using personal planes, off duty, and out of uniform, the pilots say it’s their ”patriotic duty” to help Americans.

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US, Partners to Meet on Ukraine War Supply Chain Shortages

The chief weapons buyers of more than 40 nations will talk about which defense production lines must be prioritized to meet Ukraine’s defense needs.

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Putin’s War, and His Rule, Are In Trouble

Russia’s mobilization is an epic disaster. Can it become a movement against the regime?

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Putin’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week Looks Even Worse Through a China Lens

A series of meetings reveal how Beijing is stealing Russia’s influence even in its own backyard.

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Defense One Radio, Ep. 109: The short- and mid-term outlook for the U.S. Navy

The chief of naval operations and a key lawmaker talk shipbuilding plans, drones, Iran, and more.