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Don’t Loosen the Rules on Civilian Casualties During Drone Strikes

The Trump team may eliminate the “near certainty” clause, which would do far more damage to US counterterrorism than retaining it.
Release: Jun 23rd, 2017 08:30 | All

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Hackers Target Municipal Emergency Services for Mischief, Money, and More

Recent breaches in Dallas, Ohio, and Washington, D.C., illustrate the cyber security vulnerabilities of 911 centers and other emergency services infra
Release: Jun 23rd, 2017 08:16 | All

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How Not to Win an AI Arms Race With China

A lawmaker’s proposal to curb Chinese investment in U.S. artificial-intelligence firms has more than a few critics.
Release: Jun 22nd, 2017 19:49 | All

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Anti-Terrorist Technology Has a New Target: Immigrants

In a trend begun under Obama, the use of gear designed for foreign battlefields is increasingly coming home.
Release: Jun 22nd, 2017 15:28 | All

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America’s Best Partner in Middle East HUMINT Needs Help

Jordan’s spies set the standard for the boots-on-the-ground intelligence sharing that is crucial to U.S. counterterrorism efforts.
Release: Jun 22nd, 2017 07:16 | All

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Detecting Secret Military Exercises With Micro Satellites, a How-To

The future of intelligence is small teams and tiny satellites. It’s not a future the U.S. will own exclusively.
Release: Jun 21st, 2017 13:59 | All

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New President Hasn’t Dented World’s Appetite for US Weapons

Large American delegation at Paris Air Show reassures allies worried about disengagement.
Release: Jun 21st, 2017 12:17 | All

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Where Are the Grownups? It's Time for Congress to Step Up

The confused response to the Qatari crisis is just the latest warning that a depleted executive branch needs foreign-policy help.
Release: Jun 21st, 2017 07:10 | All

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How to Deal With North Korea

There are no good options. But some are worse than others.
Release: Jun 21st, 2017 07:09 | All

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The Trump Administration Is Working to Hold Russia Accountable for Ukraine — Whether Trump Likes It Or Not

The president has been all over the map on Ukraine. The people around him have been much more consistent.
Release: Jun 20th, 2017 20:02 | All

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Business Experience Bites Trump’s Pentagon Nominee

Congress might hold up the president’s pick for deputy defense secretary over his three-decade career with Boeing, among other things.
Release: Jun 20th, 2017 12:32 | All

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As ISIS Shrinks in Syria, the US and Iran Draw Closer to Conflict

Even if the Pentagon may not want to directly engage Syrian forces or their Russian and Iranian-backed allies, there’s a danger of accidental escala
Release: Jun 20th, 2017 12:09 | All

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European Allies Want Used F-16s, But Are There Enough to Go Around?

The venerable U.S. fighter jet is getting a closer look as NATO members seek to build their defenses.
Release: Jun 19th, 2017 18:12 | All

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The United States and Russia Are Increasingly at Odds in Syria

Amid disagreements about what might come after ISIS, Moscow says its missiles will track some US aircraft as targets.
Release: Jun 19th, 2017 13:06 | All

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An Attack From the ISIS Playbook

The London attack seems to fit with a pattern of growing attacks on Muslims—both in Europe and in the United States.
Release: Jun 19th, 2017 09:56 | All

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If Trump Won’t Fight Climate Change, We Must — for the Troops’ Sake

As the Pentagon says, this ‘threat multiplier’ is making the work of our men and women in uniform around the world more difficult.
Release: Jun 16th, 2017 11:06 | All

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The Danger of Picking Sides in the Qatar Crisis

For better or worse, all the Gulf nations remain vital allies for the U.S. in the fight against terrorism.
Release: Jun 16th, 2017 11:03 | All

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The US Army Urgently Needs a Modern Air-Defense Control System

It’s got one under development, dubbed ICBS. It’s delayed, over budget — and vital to American security.
Release: Jun 16th, 2017 08:16 | All

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Why I'm Directing The Air Force to Focus on Space

In the coming months, the US Air Force will grow the space force in numbers and capabilities.
Release: Jun 16th, 2017 04:00 | All

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After Raqqa, How the US Must Adapt to ISIS

What to do when ISIS goes underground, and other things to worry about after the caliphate falls.
Release: Jun 15th, 2017 13:33 | All

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Mattis’s Afghanistan War Plan: Be Patient, Convince Everyone

Roll back the Taliban. Tackle ISIS. Win over Washington. Build Afghan forces. Seek support from the American public. Sound familiar?
Release: Jun 15th, 2017 10:52 | All

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The Future of Military IT: Gait Biometrics, Software Nets, and Photon Communicators

DISA director Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn talks about the tech he’s eyeing, some of which is barely out of the theoretical realm.
Release: Jun 15th, 2017 09:41 | All

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CIA's Cloud is 'Pretty Close' to Invincible, CIO Says

The agency wants to operate more like commercial companies, not the government, CIA CIO John Edwards said.
Release: Jun 15th, 2017 02:21 | All

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The US Government Is Still Installing Russian Software on Its PCs

The intelligence community is aghast, but the rest of the federal government keeping buying anti-virus tools from Moscow-based Kaspersky.
Release: Jun 15th, 2017 02:18 | All

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DHS, FBI Alert About North Korean Hacking Campaign

It’s rare for the government to attribute cyber mischief to a nation-state.
Release: Jun 15th, 2017 02:15 | All

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