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API-Led Integration: The Key to Successful DoD Data Strategy

This paper explores four technical challenges facing the DoD data strategy: accessibility, discoverability, security, and scalability.

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Extremism Has Spread Into the Mainstream

Preventing American radicalization requires a public-health approach.

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Make US Army Aviation More Lethal

A few tweaks—and one big move—could dramatically increase the combat power available to commanders.

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eBook: Joint All Domain Command & Control (JADC2)

Defense One takes a look inside the Pentagon’s effort to get every service branch’s battle networks to talk to each other.

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Pentagon Works to Sharpen Definition of ‘Extremism’

Review could reshape cooperation with domestic agencies, consequences for troops’ social media posts, and more.

Science & Tech

US Will Try Using Lasers to Send Data From Space to Drones

In the first experiment of its kind, military researchers will attempt to link drones to satellites via light.

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Putin Suddenly Looks Very Small

With Trump out of office, the Russian leader has nobody else. Biden has NATO, the G-7, and the upper hand.

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The Domestic Counterterrorism Strategy Is a Good Start—But Needs More

For at least three reasons, domestic CT strategy is harder than the international one that worked against al Qaeda.

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The New Pentagon Slush Fund

Congress should reject the Pacific Deterrence Initiative before it’s too late.

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Russia, US Will Launch Arms Control Talks To Avoid ‘Accidental War’

The agreement reached during the summit between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin is “a positive first step,” according to one analyst.

Threats

NATO Members Agree to Broad Tech Agenda, Environmental Agenda

A new tech accelerator and innovation fund comes with new commitments on cyber resilience and a collective look at emissions.

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A Better Way to Measure Returns on U.S. Security Cooperation Investments

Though return-on-investment analysis seems like the obvious approach, it simply does not work for measuring security cooperation activities.

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How the U.S. Can Beat the Semiconductor Shortage (and China)

We must reverse our reliance on foreign manufacturing and build a better microelectronic systems industrial base.

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Lawmakers Blast Acting Navy Secretary’s Defunding of Naval Nuclear Cruise Missile

Harker confirmed that he did not consult with Pentagon or military leaders on the planned nuclear missile.