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We’re Already Barreling Toward the Next Pandemic

This one is far from over, but the window to prepare for future threats is closing fast.

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Strengthen U.S. Security Through Nuclear Arms Reductions

Biden has an opportunity to bolster deterrence, reduce proliferation risks, and lower the risk of nuclear war.

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Biden’s Best Chance to Get Back on Course with Europe

The president should send his best team to NATO and EU talks, find common ground on China, and repair the damage done by the AUKUS submarine deal.

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It’s China, Stupid

More voters across the West are caring more about China. In the next round of elections, politicians should, too.

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Playing Defense Against Terrorism Is Totally Fine

The U.S. has built many layers of protection against attack, and toughness doesn’t require endless war.

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Misinformation Is About to Get So Much Worse

A conversation with Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO and chair of the 2021 National Security Commission on AI.

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AUKUS: Good Goals, Bad Implementation

Now begins the real work for the United States and its democratic allies: cooperating to strengthen their eroding deterrence in the Indo-Pacific.

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To Deter China, Relearn The Lost Art of Dissuasion

Threats of denial or punishment will not deter a peer adversary fighting at home.

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Users Can’t Be Afterthoughts in the Pentagon’s AI Efforts

The troops, commanders, and civilians who will use artificial-intelligence tools have vital roles to play in creating, training, and improving them.

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Are Directed-Energy Weapons Behind the Havana Syndrome?

As an aerospace engineer and former Vice Chair of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, I can attest to the effectiveness of such weapons.

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AFA Conference Wire: Keeping AI Safe From Bad Data

News and notes from the 2021 Air Force Association's Air, Space & Cyber conference.

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Biden Just Gave France Something More Valuable than a Submarine Contract

The White House endorsement of European defense apart from NATO is worth more than a $66 billion deal with Australia.

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AFA Conference Wire: New Space Force Uniforms, Hub-and-Spoke

News and notes from the 2021 Air Force Association's Air, Space & Cyber conference.

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Why France Is Getting No Sympathy for Its Lost Sub Deal

Its European neighbors have long bristled at Paris’ self-dealing and aggressive sales tactics.

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AFA Conference Wire: China Warnings and B-21 Numbers

News and notes from the 2021 Air Force Association's Air, Space & Cyber conference.

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AUKUS Is the Death Knell of Australia's Strategic Ambiguity

At what cost is Australia attempting to strengthen its deterrence of China?

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AFA Conference Wire: Force Mixes and COVID Masks

Vaccine cards and masks are back on the agenda for the 2021 Air Force Association.

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Trade Versus Subs: The Risky U.S. Tradeoff in the Asia-Pacific

Which will matter more, a dozen more nuclear subs on the U.S. side of the ledger or a trade pact that could draw many of the world's largest economies ever-closer toward China?

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Defense One Radio, Ep. 88: How Air Warfare is Changing

Four experts describe lessons from Iraq, Azerbaijan, Gaza, and more.

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The Taliban PR Campaign Has Not Ended, But Transformed

Messages of liberation and inclusiveness have given way to ones that serve the consolidatation of power.

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