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5 Reasons Obama’s Afghan Withdrawal Delay is Necessary But Not Sufficient

A former Green Beret and White House policy advisor ticks off the missing elements of success.

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How JSOC Harnessed Networks To Take on Terrorists

A former SEAL and McChrystal aide outlines the cultural shifts that helped fight AQI — and are needed against ISIS.

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Top-Down IT Approach Too Slow To Meet Threats

The Defense Department arms itself for cyber at the same plodding pace with which it buys major weapons.

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How Uber Could Help Change Spycraft

The U.S. intelligence community wants feedback from the innovative car-sharing company and other commercial startups on its 5-year data-analysis roadmap.

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How to Win a National Security Election Without Really Trying

When it comes to national security, expect the expected from the 2016 presidential candidates. Here’s the off-the-shelf playbook they’ll all use.

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Ask Your 2016 Candidate These Questions on Drone Warfare

Our country needs to know where its next commander-in-chief stands.

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How Blitzkrieg (Sort Of) Explains Killer Robots

No one has yet solved the problems of multiple flows of control, but it’s worth studying how past generations have approached them.

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How Terrorists Are Turning Robots Into Weapons

Terrorists and college kids already have hacked into government drones. It's time to rethink security with the rise of robotics.

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What the ISIS Campaign Teaches Us About the Future of War

Winning today's fights still means reaching an actual victory, focusing on changing players, and heeding history.

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The Weapons of Tomorrow Must Come Cheaper, Faster and Simpler Than Before

Instead of trying to build silver bullets for the future, policymakers and industry must become better at responding to the unpredictable.

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The World Needs New Rules for Armed Drones

New data shows how armed drones are proliferating around the world and why international standards to govern them are overdue.

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What Is the Future of War?

Facing a new inflection point, 'Future of War' project members sound off with their take on where conflict is headed in the 21st century.