Science & Tech

Losing hearts and minds: The desperate state of US influence operations

The United States is surrendering ground to Russia and China’s propaganda machines. That has key officials increasingly worried.

Science & Tech

First Replicator drones already in Indo-Pacific, DOD says

It’s a first for “warfighter-centric innovation,” says deputy defense secretary.

Policy

Austin on Rafah operation: ‘There's better ways to do this’

U.S. officials are voicing greater concern about Israel's new operation. That hasn’t changed policy.

Threats

U.S. military completes temporary pier off Gaza; deliveries to start within days

Thousands of tons of aid are on the way, one week after the IDF closed a key land corridor.

Threats

Ukrainians plead with White House to lift missile-use restrictions

The White House is giving Ukraine more weapons, but also “limiting our capabilities,” officials warn.

Science & Tech

Navy slow to adopt modern ship-designing tools, GAO finds

The service is getting in the way of shipbuilders who want to go digital, the watchdog said.

Science & Tech

Giant military manta ray drone passes first ocean test

Manta Ray prototype demonstrates propulsion, steering in step toward “real-world operations.”

Threats

SecDef: I haven't seen a full Israeli plan to protect civilians in Rafah

“We certainly would want to see things done in a much different way” than elsewhere in Gaza, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said.

Science & Tech

How digital engineering could produce new weapons faster

“This enables process automation more broadly,” GDIT engineer says of new accelerator.

Threats

US will ‘continue to provide' ATACMS to Ukraine, national security advisor says

Months of work to build up stocks means the U.S. can give Ukraine more of the sought-after long-range weapon.

Policy

Prepositioned stocks will get new aid to Ukraine quickly, top US officer says

Aircraft are likely “already flying” material toward the beleaguered country, senior official says.

Threats

Human-rights violations rising in several countries, State Department says

Russian-occupied Ukraine was home to some of the worst abuses, according to new report.

Policy

House passes long-awaited aid for Ukraine, Israel, Indo-Pacific

Two months after the Senate acted, the lower house responds to an increasingly desperate Kyiv.