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Patrick Tucker

Technology Editor

Patrick Tucker
Patrick Tucker is technology editor for Defense One. He’s also the author of The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move? (Current, 2014). Previously, Tucker was deputy editor for The Futurist for nine years. Tucker has written about emerging technology in Slate, The Sun, MIT Technology Review, Wilson Quarterly, The American Legion Magazine, BBC News Magazine, Utne Reader, and elsewhere.
Science & Tech

Russia Is Boosting Food Prices to Undermine Global Support for Sanctions, Officials Say

Moscow is blockading exports, bombing silos, and telling the world that high prices are the West’s fault.

Threats

New NATO Strategic Concept Will Broaden Vision of Deterrence

An interconnected era requires looking at security through economic, technological, and logistics lenses.

Threats

Russia Might Try Reckless Cyber Attacks as Ukraine War Drags On, US Warns

Ground commanders have been unable to capitalize on at least one previous cyber strike.

Policy

Ukraine Will Survive and the US is Preparing to Arm it for Years, Says Pentagon’s Hicks

Deputy Defense Secretary Hicks discusses Russia, China, and inflation’s effects on the Pentagon’s buying power at the 7th Annual Defense One Tech Summit.

Policy

US Pushing Monitoring Body to Extend Russian War-Crimes Inquest

The OSCE already did one fact-finding mission in March; U.S. diplomats are whipping up support for another.

Science & Tech

Russian Officials Talk About Unplugging the Country from the Internet. But Is That Possible?

For all its efforts, the Kremlin may still lack the capability to close off news from beyond the borders.

Science & Tech

‘Collaborative, Portable Autonomy’ Is the Future of AI for Special Operations

Creating autonomous teams in contested environments will be a challenge of technology—and policy.

Threats

Missile Defense Agency Eyes Command Center for Guam

Integrating current and future sensor data is key to protecting Guam from future missile threats.

Ideas

Defense One Radio, Ep. 101: NATO Deputy Secretary-General Mircea Geoana

Defense One's Patrick Tucker discusses innovation in NATO with the alliance's #2 official.

Policy

Sweden and Finland’s NATO Membership Coming ‘As Soon as Possible,’ Deputy Secretary General Says

NATO leaders also are expected to bolster the alliance’s eastern flank with new plans at next month’s Madrid summit.

Threats

Training, Logistics Snafus Show How US Advisors Could Help Ukraine, Volunteers Say

Time, effort, and materiel are being wasted for lack of a little expertise, say two U.S. volunteers recently returned from the war-torn country.

Policy

White House Sounds Alarm on Threat from Quantum Computers

New directive orders the government to work with industry on security that can stand up to tomorrow’s quantum-powered decryption tools.

Threats

Trump's DHS Manipulated Report on Russian Election Interference, Watchdog Says

A 2020 report to state and local governments was delayed and altered, a new IG report finds.