Ideas

How We Get to Captain America-level Battle Speeds

We are on the verge of Hollywood-level fast, but the service branches need cultural change and cooperation for it to work.

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The US Military Should Return to Vietnam

Recent conditions—and China’s provocative actions—have set the stage for a new relationship.

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Israel’s Drone Swarm Over Gaza Should Worry Everyone

It’s time global leaders set new rules for these future weapons already being used to kill.

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It's Too Easy to Troll Like a Russian

We're scholars, but amateurs, and we found it alarming how quickly we imagined a personalized misinformation campaign with actual publicly available data.

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The Convergence of Man and Machine, But Better

Three steps to improve how we plan investments and prioritize changes across the military.

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How the Afghanistan Withdrawal Costs the U.S. With China

The benefits of the withdrawal in terms of promoting competitiveness with China aren’t as compelling as they seem.

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How Rumsfeld Deserves to Be Remembered

America’s worst secretary of defense never expressed a quiver of regret.

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The Iran Nuclear Deal Isn’t the Problem. Iran Is.

If and when a return to the agreement is reached, the Biden administration will also need to counter Iran’s escalating efforts in the Middle East.

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When Does a ‘Cyber Attack’ Demand Retaliation? NATO Broadens Its View

A set of “malicious cumulative cyber activities” may now amount to an armed attack.

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Congress Needs a Global Competition Caucus

Today’s legislative stovepipes are hobbling America’s ability to compete with China.

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China’s Fusion Research Is Heating Up

The EAST reactor in Hefei broke records last month as it edges toward the sustained stellar temperatures needed to generate fusion energy.

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We’re Not Ready for Another Pandemic

The next big plague is coming, and despite making progress on pandemic preparedness, the U.S. might still suffer mass casualties. Here’s why.

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The Only Way We’ll Know When We Need COVID-19 Boosters

Research can tell us only so much. The rest is a waiting game.

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Mark Milley, Anti-Racist

The Joint Chiefs chairman’s defense of anti-racism education continues his support for American values he says are the heart of the U.S. military.

Ideas

What Really Happened in the Black Sea? A Victory for Russian Disinformation

The global tempest around the June 23 incident reminds us of our responsibility to verify before we share.

Ideas

Add Natural Conservation to Security-Cooperation Efforts

Protecting ecosystems can reduce destabilizing refugee flows, resource insecurity, and more.

Ideas

Fix the Pacific Deterrence Fund—and the Deeper Problem It Reveals

The military services are organized for efficient force development, not warfighting.

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