Future of War

The Biggest Change In a Sanders Administration Might Be a New Definition For ‘Hostilities’

If Sanders sticks with his own precedent in the Senate, he could reshape American military engagement.

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China’s Military Is Getting Better at a Lot of Things at Once: Pentagon Intelligence

The DIA’s first public report cites rapid advances, extended reach, and increasing confidence.

Technology Is Making Warfare in Cities Even Deadlier

From airports to undergrounds, new weapons and brutal tactics will make things worse for urban dwellers.

Beijing Tells South China Sea Command: Prepare for War

The Southern Theatre Command must "concentrate preparations for fighting a war," Chinese president Xi Jinping said this week.

US Soldiers May Take Flying Ubers to the Front Lines

That’s the premise of a new partnership between the U.S. Army, NASA, and the ride-hiring company.

The Pentagon Wants to Bring Mind-Controlled Tech To Troops

The Defense Department’s research arm is working on a project that connects human operators’ brains to the systems they’re controlling—and vice versa.

The Video Game That Could Shape the Future of War

The U.S. Army is developing a new way to test technologies and tactics—but first they have to get tens of thousands of soldiers to play it.

Which Cyberattacks Should the United States Deter, and How?

In theory, there is no reason why the principles of deterrence should not apply to cyberspace. However, there are a number of reasons why it does not work in practice.

The US Army’s Next Big 5 Must Be Capabilities, Not New Platforms

The service’s weapons are increasingly unsuited for tomorrow’s battlefields, but there’s too little time and money to start from scratch.

US Navy Gunners Are Testing A Wearable Heads-Up Display

A service lab has turned a lieutenant’s brainstorm into a testable prototype dubbed the GunnAR augmented-reality headset.

For Sale: Artificial Intelligence That Teaches Itself

An AI startup with dozens of aviation-industry customers sets its sights on the US military.

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War in the Information Age

The chief of the U.S. Air Force describes a speed-infused future of combined arms — across domains and entire partnerships.

It's Getting Harder to Define Military Readiness. Here's What to Do About It.

Planners and evaluators must try to anticipate how threats and operating environments will change during a deployment.

VIDEO: The Future of War Conference 2016

On land or sea, from Raqqa to Russia: watch videos from the 2nd annual Future of War conference presented by Defense One, New America, and Arizona State University

What the 2016 Presidential Candidates Get Wrong About the Future of War

They fail, they lack, they misunderstand, they pander, they don’t get, and they just don’t know national security – not according to our Future of War roster of experts.