The Army Brief: New base names?; Public-sentiment analysis; Military intervention clarifications; and more...
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Renaming recommendations. African American men and women, a military spouse and her husband, and the first Hispanic American four-star general are among the people whose names are recommended to replace Army bases named in honor of Confederate generals, Defense One reports.
AI and public opinion. Special operators are hoping that artificial intelligence can help them understand public perceptions, Defense One reports. U.S. troops in Mali have had a harder time operating there because of the presence of the Russian Wagner mercenary group and their information operations.
Taiwan military intervention clarity, or not. President Joe Biden keeps saying that the U.S. will come to the military defense of Taiwan, and his administration keeps clarifying that no policy change has occurred, Defense One reports. The U.S. provides Taiwan with security assistance to defend itself.
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From Defense One
We Need a New Law to Counter Domestic Drone Threats // Liz Sherwood-Randall
The White House sent Congress a plan to protect Americans. It's not a moment too soon for lawmakers to act.
Another Killer Dressed Up Like a Special Operator // Kevin Baron
The SOF community could do more to protect what they've earned and shame wannabes who dress to kill.
Finland, Sweden Would Contribute Militarily to NATO on 'Day One,' General Says // Jacqueline Feldscher
Alliance applicants would bring expertise in deterring Russia and advanced naval capabilities in the Baltic Sea.