Threats

Russian hybrid operations on the rise in Estonia, Moldova

Similar Russian attempts to exploit ethnic divisions in democratic nations have preceded more aggressive action.

Space Force: We need a hotline to China

Direct communications could ward off miscalculation as space militarizes faster than norms develop, officials say.

Defense One Radio, Ep. 144: How Russia cements control

How does the Kremlin force an entirely new reality on an occupied city? And how do Europeans feel about the invasion and U.S. hesitation to rearm Ukraine?

Navy envisions ‘hundreds of thousands’ of drones in the Pacific to deter China

With DIU contracting for prototypes, Pacific Fleet is experimenting with unmanned craft that may one day defend Taiwan.

As adversaries harness AI, tech firms peer through chat logs to catch them

A Microsoft-Open AI report announces the beginning of a new era—and raises unanswered questions about privacy and transparency.

USAF plans stealthy tankers for ‘extreme threat areas’

Next-gen aerial refueling program will be “a system,” not just one aircraft, says mobility chief.

Is Russia putting an anti-satellite nuke in space?

A long-ago U.S. test showed the kind of havoc that could wreak in orbit.

Navy robot ships on a 15-year path to operating ‘at speed and scale,’ CNO says

Adm. Franchetti’s plans to compete with China include better networks, unmanned infrastructure, and a new robotics rating for sailors.

It takes Europe at least a year to fill a Ukrainian order for artillery shells

And it's hard to buy 155mm ammunition from non-Western nations that make it, the Estonian defense ministry’s top civil servant said.