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2021 Top Ten: COVID

Vaccines arrived, but so did vaccine refusal and new variants. And a two-year Army effort may produce the best vaccine yet.

Threats

2021 Top Ten: Army

The Army took strides in its version of the Pentagon's connect-everything plan. But leaders said more changes are ahead.

Ideas

2021 Top Ten: Ideas

The intertwined need to confront China and climate change, turning the tables on Russian psyops, and more.

Threats

2021 Top Ten: Navy

The sea service moved ahead with new warship ideas and tested new warfighting concepts. But will they win over Congress?

Policy

2021 Top Ten: Policy

From domestic extremism to China's challenges to lingering Mideast operations, defense leaders had their hands full.

Threats

2021 Top Ten: Space Force

In a year when the military's newest service turned two, there remain plenty of unsettled policy areas.

Science & Tech

2021 Top Ten: Tech

Along with AI and JADC2, the year's top tech stories include the Army's December announcement of a vaccine that covers all possible COVID variants.

Threats

2021 Top Ten: Air Force

The emergency evacuation from Kabul, unprecedented in scope and speed, was the operational highlight of the year.

Business

2021 Top Ten: Business

Industry hailed the Pentagon's cashflow assistance as personnel and supply-chain woes mounted. Now inflation might be the biggest concern.

Threats

2021 Top Ten: Marine Corps

Plenty of changes are coming to the Corps as its commandant seeks nimbler units and a modern approach to recruiting and retention.

Ideas

Defense One Radio, Ep. 94: 2021, in review

We review some of the biggest ideas discussed this year on the podcast.

Ideas

Defense One Radio, Ep. 93: Outlook 2022

We continue our look-ahead to next year, featuring interviews with White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall, and more.

Science & Tech

DODIIS Conference Wire: USAF's Information Warfare

On Day 2 of the conference, a look at how the Air Force's new IW operating concepts.

Ideas

Defense One Radio, Ep. 92: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin

Defense One's Tara Copp sat down with the SecDef as part of the Outlook 2022 event series.

Science & Tech

DODIIS Conference Wire: AI's Promise and Peril

As DODIIS opened, several leaders said machine learning would help keep tabs on Russian and Chinese advances—eventually.

Threats

DODIIS Conference Wire: What to Look For

Some 3,000 people are expected to attend this year's edition of the DIA's IT-and-intelligence conference.

Ideas

Defense One Radio, Ep. 90: Project Convergence and the Louisiana Maneuvers

This episode we explore the future of the U.S. Army's Project Convergence, and its relationship to the early days of the Second World War.

Ideas

Defense One Radio, Ep. 89: The past, present, and future of Army vehicles

From the old M113 to the new OMFV, we review some of the more visible ground vehicle programs from the last few decades.

Policy

AUSA Conference Wire: Financial Readiness

The Army's top enlisted soldier has plans to help troops square away their finances.