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The Idea of ISIS Will Outlive the Caliphate

Despite claiming responsibility for attacks like the one in London, the group is dying. It will retain the ability to inspire.
Release: Mar 23rd, 2017 11:36 | All

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Why Fake News Spreads: A Neurological Explanation

The logical part of your brain really, really likes listening to the social part (which is vulnerable to fake news.)
Release: Mar 23rd, 2017 09:52 | All

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Trump's Unbalanced Homeland Security Budget

As the former heads of DHS, the Coast Guard, and TSA, we think Trump’s border-and-immigration fixation is like double-locking your front door and le
Release: Mar 23rd, 2017 09:44 | All

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Would Better Messaging Help the Military Boost Its Budget?

Even if Pentagon leaders clarified their ‘readiness’ warnings, they’d still face an uphill battle for more funding in 2017.
Release: Mar 23rd, 2017 08:20 | All

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The US Should Steer Clear of Russian ‘Help’ in Syria

Until Moscow decides that working to reduce radicalization is more important than propping up Assad, the anti-ISIS coalition doesn’t need its help.
Release: Mar 23rd, 2017 06:05 | All

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How the Rise of Electronics Has Made Smuggling Bombs Easier

New restrictions on flights from the Middle East reflect how just about anything with power can be turned into an explosive.
Release: Mar 22nd, 2017 10:06 | All

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What One Joint Chief Of Staff Thinks of Trump

Do the generals have too much influence? I asked the U.S. Air Force’s top military leader.
Release: Mar 22nd, 2017 07:04 | All

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Once Stealthy, Russian Hackers Now Go Toe to Toe with US Defenders

Once wary of being spotted, Russian government hackers now battle with their U.S. adversaries.
Release: Mar 22nd, 2017 06:10 | All

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When the House of Trump Met the House of Saud

The Saudi and Trump families looked cozy in their first state visit, but beneath the guilded surface don’t expect much to change in U.S.-Saudi relat
Release: Mar 22nd, 2017 04:14 | All

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Lockheed to Move F-16 Production to South Carolina

The new, smaller line will better suit the dwindling orders for the venerable fighter jet, while freeing up space for F-35 production.
Release: Mar 22nd, 2017 01:00 | All

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Space Is Booming. America’s Next Heavy-Lift Rocket Should Reflect That

As the U.S. government leaves the RD-180 rocket engine behind, it should position itself to support and reap the benefits of the growth in orbital m
Release: Mar 21st, 2017 20:01 | All

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Laptops and tablets have been banned from being used on 56 routes to the US

Passengers will be required to pack larger electronics into their checked luggage.
Release: Mar 21st, 2017 11:52 | All

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What’s Wrong With the Pentagon’s Civilian Personnel System?

Quite a lot, a new report points out.
Release: Mar 21st, 2017 10:29 | All

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Duterte Seems Alarmingly Resigned to Beijing's New Building in the South China Sea

'What will I do? Declare a war against China? I can, but we’ll all lose our military and policemen tomorrow,' President Duterte said this week.
Release: Mar 21st, 2017 08:52 | All

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Future of War Conference 2017

Defense One partners with New America to bring you the in Washington, D.C.
Release: Mar 21st, 2017 03:30 | All

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GOP Lawmaker to FBI: Stop the Leaks in Russia Probe or Lose A Key Surveillance Tool

After top cop confirms investigating the Trump campaign, a House member threatens to hold investigatory powers hostage.
Release: Mar 20th, 2017 19:05 | All

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Cybersecurity’s Human Side: How Can We Solve Our People Problem?

First, stop undermining our own efforts to fill crucial jobs. Second, cast a wide net for useful lessons.
Release: Mar 20th, 2017 06:14 | All

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Three Lingering Questions For Trump's New Plan to Fight ISIS

If Trump sends more American boots to Syria, who will fight alongside them, and — stiil — what comes next?
Release: Mar 19th, 2017 17:35 | All

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US and Russian Military Leaders Are Meeting Again, Breaking a Long and Dangerous Drought

Over three years had passed without direct senior-level contact between the world’s preeminent nuclear powers.
Release: Mar 19th, 2017 07:34 | All

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Boeing Might Be the Biggest Winner in Trump’s Military Buildup

The Chicago aerospace company leads more than a half-dozen contractors whose programs stand to get 9- or 10-figure boosts if the president’s budget
Release: Mar 17th, 2017 11:05 | All

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What Will Replace the Third Offset? Lessons from Past Innovation Strategies

Whatever the name, it’s crucial to have a framework for directing and harnessing advancements in defense technology.
Release: Mar 17th, 2017 07:03 | All

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The Hidden Potential of NATO’s Gator Navies

Improving U.S.-European amphibious interoperability would bolster the alliance’s defense posture in a non-provocative manner that complements recent
Release: Mar 17th, 2017 06:00 | All

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US Army to Test Powerful New Truck-Mounted Laser ‘Within Months’

New solid-state lasers plus ever-more-powerful mobile generators brings directed energy weapons a big step closer to reality.
Release: Mar 16th, 2017 12:39 | All

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Trump Picks ‘Mr. Fix-It’ to Run Daily Ops at Pentagon

Patrick Shanahan’s missile-defense background could prove important in a Trump administration.
Release: Mar 16th, 2017 11:22 | All

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Trump Budget Would Abolish 19 Agencies, Cut Thousands of Federal Jobs

State and EPA hit hardest; performance plan would “untie” managers’ hands.
Release: Mar 16th, 2017 08:42 | All

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