Science & Tech

Sergeant Makes One Counter-Drone Trainer to Rule Them All

Having too many different counter-drone systems is making training unnecessarily difficult. An Army National Guardsman from CENTCOM has developed a solution.

Ideas

Why the Pentagon’s Crush on Elon Musk Is Dangerous to Democracy

Once considered a cross between Thomas Edison and Moses, Musk is revealing himself to be an ill-informed, would-be tyrant.

Threats

White House Aims for Bio-Defense ‘Moonshots’ In New Strategy

Biden wants more rapid testing, vaccine production, etc. using breakthrough technologies.

Science & Tech

The Army’s Big Convention Was Full of Armed Robots

For now, Western militaries remain reluctant to buy ground weapons that choose their own targets. But that may change.

Policy

New National Security Strategy Returns Focus to Rules, Partnerships, and American Leadership

China is a “pacing” threat, Russia just an “acute” one—but international partnerships, the old global order are key to beating both.

Policy

US Denies Ukraine’s Request for Long-Range Missiles in Latest Arms Gift

Ukraine can reach the “vast majority” of targets with what they already have, a Pentagon official says.

Science & Tech

What Surprised One Drone Maker About Russia’s War on Ukraine

Swarmly updates its unarmed, jam-resistant drones as new information comes in from Ukraine's battlefield.

Threats

Baltic Worries Mount as Russian Draftees Flood into Regional Training Sites

“Imagine hundreds of thousands training 70 kilometers from a NATO border,” said one senior defense official from a Baltic state.

Science & Tech

How Will the Military Use 5G? A New Drone Experiment Offers Clues

High-speed networking promises to help bring AI to bear on floods of battlefield sensor data.

Science & Tech

The U.S. Military Is Buying Electric Jet-ski Robots

Tests will see whether battery-powered personal watercraft can help with search-and-rescue

Science & Tech

US Working on AI to Predict Ukraine’s Ammo and Weapons Needs

But a Pentagon watchdog is already unhappy with the way materiel is being tracked.

Threats

NATO Forges Plans to Surge Forces to Baltics In a Crisis

Estonia is planning new training areas and infrastructure under a defense budget increase.

Policy

US Weighs Escalation Risk As Ukraine Asks for Longer-range Missiles

Will ATACMS become the latest weapon that Washington has initially withheld, but ultimately given? 

Threats

Ukraine War Offers Clues to Future War, Joint Chiefs Chairman Says

Don’t expect any more tank columns massing on highways like sitting ducks.

Threats

US Trails China in Key Tech Areas, New Report Warns

Ex-Google, DOD leaders paint dire picture unless U.S. organizes to win technology races.

Threats

Ukraine’s Western Arms Have Inflicted ‘Significant Damage’ On Russian Supply, Communications Lines, Top US Officer Says

HIMARS alone has been used to hit more than 400 targets, Gen. Milley said at a meeting of Kyiv’s international supporters.

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