Ideas

How ISIS Made Money on Facebook

The Islamic State turned the social platform into a global marketplace for looted artifacts—until a group of vigilante archaeologists took matters into their own hands.

Science & Tech

The Air Force’s Latest GPS Alternative: Earth’s Magnetic Fields

Officials just launched a public challenge to help create the artificial intelligence needed to turn the planet’s magnetic fields into readable maps.

Ideas

Why America Is Afraid of TikTok

The company’s founder says in an interview that he wants it to be “a window” on the world. A Republican senator says it is a “Trojan horse.”

Science & Tech

EU’s First Cyber Sanctions Target Russian, North Koreans, Chinese Attackers

The EU singled out perpetrators that attacked British hospitals, Ukranian infrastructure, and the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Ideas

China Has Squandered Its First Great Opportunity

The world has experienced a six-month geopolitical vacuum, and China has filled it poorly.

Ideas

The Real Problem With 'Politicizing the Military'

The Constitution says nothing of civilian control of the military or its expected political neutrality. How we protect those traditions needs more attention than ever.

Policy

GOP Senators Stall Tata Nomination for Top Pentagon Post

After Islamophobic remarks, Trump’s controversial pick to be Defense Department’s policy chief is in troubled waters.

Science & Tech

Pentagon Aims to Support More Sensitive Telework By Year's End

The Defense Department is also in “an active conversation” about sustaining telework post-pandemic, according to Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy.

Science & Tech

Busting Up Big Tech is Popular, But Here’s what the US May Lose

Lawmakers don’t like them, but what they bring to the competition with China may be too valuable to break up.

Business

Boeing’s Coronavirus Losses Now Bleeding Into Its Defense Accounts

More layoffs, production slowdowns and factory closures are being considered, executives said.

Ideas

Will Trump ‘Wag the Dog’ to Win Reelection?

Americans are worried, but history shows the popular belief is wrong.

Ideas

Letter from the Editor: Welcome to the New Defense One

An even sleeker look with design upgrades, new features, and improved navigation.

Science & Tech

Was the Pentagon’s Blacklist of Chinese Companies Justified?

An independent study of the list found China uses its favored companies to wipe out competition and spread economic influence.

Ideas

Bill Barr’s Unconstitutional Campaign to Reelect the President

The attorney general is using official violence and intimidation to help Trump win a second term.

Business

Raytheon CEO Projects Three-Year Coronavirus Downturn

It’s ‘a hell of a lot worse than what we originally projected,’ says the head of the new company formed by the United Technologies-Raytheon merger earlier this year.