The Pentagon Wants AI To Reveal Adversaries’ True Intentions

The U.S. military is looking to enlist game theory and artificial intelligence to fight tomorrow’s unconventional warfare tactics.

Russia Will Challenge U.S. Military Superiority in Europe by 2025: U.S. General

Russia is advancing in key military technology areas and shows no deceleration in efforts to destabilize the West, said the commander for U.S. forces in Europe.

Here’s What Invisible Brain Weapons Did to U.S. Diplomatic Workers in Cuba

The long-awaited report names no culprits and fails even to determine how the damage was done. But it documents real, long-lasting damage.

White House Threatens ‘Consequences’ for 2017 Russian Cyberattack

In an unusual public statement, the White House fingered Russia and said it would respond with unspecified “international consequences" to NotPetya.

U.S. Army Now Holding Drills With Ground Robots That Shoot

Last year saw a historic first: an exercise in which an unmanned vehicle provided live covering fire for American troops.

DHS’s New Plan for Refugee Screening Looks a Lot Like TSA PreCheck

Forget bans. Risk-based screening is the new way to vet refugees, and it could be useful for visa applicants as well.

What a Nuclear Missile Attack On Hawaii Would Look Like

A blast over Honolulu would be catastrophic. That doesn’t mean the government shouldn’t help the public prepare for one.

As America’s Nukes and Sensors Get More Connected, the Risk of Cyber Attack Is Growing

Future nuclear weapons will be more sophisticated and better integrated with other equipment. That has benefits and drawbacks.

New National Security Strategy Sees Rising Russia, Retreat on ‘Democratic Peace’

Donald Trump’s first strategy talks about threats and nation-state competition but also signals a reluctance to compete philosophically or morally.

Newly Revealed Experiment Shows How F-35 Could Help Intercept ICBMs

In 2014, the sensor-studded plane demonstrated an ability to track missiles, leading to a “tactically significant” improvement in targeting.

Northrop Tests Spy Drones That Deploy in a Fake Bomb

The disposable Remedy is intended to drop from a fighter jet and fly slow enough to avoid radar.

A Fight Is Brewing Between Congress and the Military Over Cyber War

Should in-theater commanders be allowed to launch attacks that currently require approval from the national command authority?

How US Special Operators Helped Take Down Joseph Kony’s Army With Tailored Messages

For six years, an elite Army team waged psychological warfare against a murderous warlord. Here’s how they won.

Pentagon: We’ll Keep Buying Software That Russian Spies have Looked Through

The U.S. military will still buy consumer-off-the-shelf products from several tech companies that allowed Russia’s Federal Security Service, or FSB, an intelligence outfit, to intimately probe.

DARPA-Funded Radar Lets Planes See Through Smoke and Clouds

A promising approach to a decades-old quandary: how to get a clear field of view to the ground?

Analysts Are Quitting the State Department’s Anti-Propaganda Team

The Global Engagement Center is struggling to keep up with its missions: countering ISIS recruitment and Russian disinformation.

Are ‘Restrictions’ Keeping Us From Winning in Afghanistan?

An Army intelligence expert and retired special forces warrior lay out what red tape the President should cut in Afghanistan.

What the Announced NSA / Cyber Command Split Means

Cyberwar and cyber intelligence are diverging, as are Cyber Command and the NSA. Here’s what that means for the man who leads both entities, the future of signals intelligence collection, and cyberwarfare.

Military Eyes New Mini-Nukes for 21st-Century Deterrence

The Joint Chiefs’ vice chair says smaller-yield weapons are needed to deter the use of same.

North Korea’s Latest Launch Spurs U.S. Missile Tests, Flyovers

The United States has been ramping up exercises and diplomatic moves in response to worrying new developments out of Pyongyang.

The Army Seeks Internet-of-Battlefield-Things, Distributed Bot Swarms

After nearly two decades of war against technologically unsophisticated foes, the Army Research Lab is reorienting to counter China and Russia.

Ceasefire or No, U.S. and Russia Remain ‘A Second or Two Away’ from Accidental War Over Syria

The head of Air Combat Command says one mistake by a pilot in an advanced warplane could mean an unintended escalation in Syria.

Inside the West Wing Tug-of-War Over Russia and Ukraine

The president has been all over the map on Ukraine. The people around him have been much more consistent.

After A Shooting, What Do Security Pros Do Behind Closed Doors?

Wednesday’s attack on a congressional baseball practice will trigger re-evaluations of security posture, and decisions on next steps.

Dunford: Without Better Funding, U.S. Will ‘Lose Competitive Advantage’ In Just a Few Years

Gen. Dunford, and then Defense Secretary Mattis, deliver a dire warning to House lawmakers.

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