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Ep. 64: Coronavirus and national security

Where are disruptions hitting the defense industry hardest? How are federal workers adjusting? And what do we know about the race for a cure?

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Ep. 63: War in space

What might orbital war look like? How might it start, and how could it proceed?

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Ep. 62: Wagner and Russian private military contractors

How much do we understand about what these groups are up to? And how much should the U.S. and its allies be concerned?

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Best of 2019: Defense One Radio

Review the year that was — and consider what's next — with episodes from our award-winning podcast.

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Ep. 61: Influence operations in 2020

In 2016, Moscow sowed division with fake news. Today, Russian agents simply reflect the things Americans say about each other.

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Amid Rising Tensions: A Conversation with Pakistan’s Ambassador

Asad Majeed Khan discusses the U.S. troop pullout in Afghanistan, the worsening situation in Kashmir, and efforts to fight extremism.

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Ep. 59: The future of European security

Here's a look at some of the ways Europe is changing amid various pressures from Russia, China and the NATO alliance.

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Defense One Wins Two Eddie Awards

The Folio: media group recognized the Defense One Radio podcast and an investigative piece on the Pentagon’s JEDI contract.

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Ep. 58: Wargames

All about one of the safer, cheaper ways to figure out who’s going to win a war.

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Ep. 57: The Future of the U.S. Military in Syria (for now)

Three Middle East experts forecast likely consequences and the longterm costs of the U.S. military withdrawing from northern Syria.

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Ep. 56: 10 trips to Afghanistan, with Kevin Maurer

North Carolina-based author Kevin Maurer talks about his latest trip in January, and how some U.S. soldiers derive meaning from the longest conflict in the nation's history.

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Ep. 55: Doomsday machines, nuclear hurricanes and Russian spies, with Vince Houghton

An interview with the author of 'Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Left on the Drawing Board.'

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Ep. 54: Defense Intelligence Agency’s Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley

The general answered 10 questions about Afghanistan, China, North Korea and more.

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Ep. 52: Ali Wyne on the US, China and 'Great Power Competition'

Ali has been giving America’s so-called Great Power Competition with Russia and China a great deal of thought lately — especially when it comes to China.

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Ep. 51: Magnus Nordenman on Russia, the U.S., and "The New Battle for the Atlantic"

Magnus Nordenman explains how America's strategic and operational environment in the North Atlantic has changed since the Cold War, and quite a bit more.

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Ep. 50: Cyberwarfare yesterday

This episode, we survey the history of cyberwarfare — from the ascent of Chinese hackers this century to the arrest of a Soviet-linked hacker 30 years ago, and a lot in between.

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Ep. 49: Cyberwarfare tomorrow

This episode, we turn to the future world of cyberwarfare — from life after encryption to the 5G debate, from the next election to the next generation of cyber professionals, and a lot more.

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Ep. 48: Cyberwarfare today

In the first of a three-part podcast series, we're going to look at the contemporary risks of cyber warfare, from ransomware and extortion to online banking and culture wars.

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Ep. 47: Mosul, revisited (part two) with Mike Giglio and Dan Gabriel

We continue our remembrance of the Iraqi and coalition forces pushing the Islamic State group out of Mosul two years ago this week.