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Defense One Radio, Ep. 148: The state of the Marine Corps

Our annual State of Defense series continues with a focus on the Marines.

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How to fix the military’s software SNAFU

Too many of its apps are built on code riddled with vulnerabilities—and distributed by the Pentagon itself.

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Moscow attack shows growing reach of ISIS-K. Could the US be next?

The group certainly aspires to mount a major attack in a Western capital.

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Defense One Radio, Ep. 147: The state of the Space Force

Here are the first conversations from our annual State of Defense interview series.

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How to keep China out of the Pentagon’s weapons

The U.S. military should take a page from the cybersecurity playbook.

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Use 'hedge forces' to break the Pentagon's force-structure death spiral

The U.S. military must move away from exquisite general-purpose units and weapons.

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New Arctic strategy? Good. Now do one for the Antarctic

China and Russia aren’t limiting their adventurism to the northern polar region.

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Two ways to fix Army recruiting

Stop organizing its tasks geographically, and put our best people on it.

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Authoritarians are playing to win. America can’t if we don’t show up.

Two retired four-stars lay out the case for the National Security Emergency Package currently being considered in the House.

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China’s nascent railgun is just the tip of its shipboard R&D

Meet the lab working to equip PLAN warships with vast amounts of electrical power.

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When will the Pentagon listen on blast injuries?

Troops buffeted by explosions are too often treated simply for mental health—not physical damage to the brain.

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Should governments ban TikTok? Can they?

A cybersecurity expert explains the risks the app poses and the challenges to blocking it.

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Defense One Radio, Ep. 146: Elliot Ackerman on ‘2054: A Novel’

The author and Marine veteran discusses the future of technology, the promise of AI, the perils of toxic politics, and other themes packed into his latest work of speculative fiction.

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Three ideas for countering China in the gray zone

The U.S. ought to pull a few new tools from its military-diplomatic-informational toolbox.

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Is the United States overestimating China’s power?

Washington's strategic, diplomatic, and budgetary decisions must be guided by a proper understanding of China's accomplishments and challenges.

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Iran’s elite Quds Force is following former leader's vision of chaos in the Middle East

Esmail Ghaani, who took over when the U.S. killed Qassem Soleimani, has doubled down on the strategy of supporting, arming and funding terrorist and insurgent groups.

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Look deeper: Time may be on Ukraine’s side

If Kyiv can hold out through the next winter—a big if—there are trends that run in its favor.

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Biden shouldn’t stick to a defense-budget deal the House will not honor

Instead, the president should take a page from his former boss’ playbook—and seek the money the military needs.