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  • On this date July 2, 2022
    July 2, 1943: First Lt. Charles Blakesly Hall, a member of the 99th Fighter Squadron became the first Tuskegee Airmen... Read Story The post On this date appeared first on Aerotech News & Review.
  • Air Force seeking science research partnerships with HBCUs July 1, 2022
    The Department of the Air Force is working with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering to create the... Read Story The post Air Force seeking science research partnerships with HBCUs appeared first on Aerotech News & Review.
  • U.S. to increase presence in Europe, strengthen NATO alliance June 29, 2022
    The United States will enlarge its troop presence in Europe, strengthening the NATO alliance. President Joe Biden made the announcement... Read Story The post U.S. to increase presence in Europe, strengthen NATO alliance appeared first on Aerotech News & Review.
  • New BLOS capability on the horizon for B-52s, first IRIS air demo complete June 28, 2022
    The Air Force has moved one step closer to equipping B-52s with a new beyond line-of-sight communication capability called IRIS.... Read Story The post New BLOS capability on the horizon for B-52s, first IRIS air demo complete appeared first on Aerotech News & Review.
  • Two security assistance packages for Ukraine contribute to coastal, waterway defense June 28, 2022
    In the last month, the U.S. pledged more than $1.4 billion in security assistance to Ukraine. Some of that assistance... Read Story The post Two security assistance packages for Ukraine contribute to coastal, waterway defense appeared first on Aerotech News & Review.
  • First Global Hawk Block-30s transition to civilian partners June 27, 2022
    Airmen of the 319th Reconnaissance Wing at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., divested five RQ-4 Block 30s by transferring... Read Story The post First Global Hawk Block-30s transition to civilian partners appeared first on Aerotech News & Review.
  • President Biden authorizes a further $450 million in support for Ukraine June 27, 2022
    President Joe Biden has given DOD authorization for a drawdown of up to $450 million to meet Ukraine’s critical arms... Read Story The post President Biden authorizes a further $450 million in support for Ukraine appeared first on Aerotech News & Review.
  • Navy’s BAMS-D unmanned aircraft returns to U.S. after over decade-long deployment June 27, 2022
    The Navy’s Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator (BAMS-D) returned from Fifth Fleet to its home base at Naval Air Station... Read Story The post Navy’s BAMS-D unmanned aircraft returns to U.S. after over decade-long deployment appeared first on Aerotech News & Review.
  • Army leaders, experts collaborate to meet future equipping demands June 27, 2022
    U.S. Army leaders and senior experts met for a conference from June 13-16, 2022, at Army Materiel Command headquarters, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.,... Read Story The post Army leaders, experts collaborate to meet future equipping demands appeared first on Aerotech News & Review.
  • On This Date June 25, 2022
    June 25, 1928: The Boeing P-12 made its maiden flight. It was developed as a private venture to replace the Boeing F2B and F3B with... Read Story The post On This Date appeared first on Aerotech News & Review.

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  • Elbit Systems lands $548m contract for networked warfare capabilities July 1, 2022
    The company’s TIGER-X networking middleware will support an unnamed Asia-Pacific defence customer. The post Elbit Systems lands $548m contract for networked warfare capabilities appeared first on Army Technology.
  • Top tweets: US and NATO supporting Ukraine and more July 1, 2022
    Army Technology lists five of the top tweets on land warfare in Q1 2022 based on data from GlobalData’s Aerospace, Defence and Security (ADS) Influencer Platform. The top tweets are based on total engagements (likes and retweets) received on tweets from more than 177 land warfare experts tracked by GlobalData’s ADS Influencer platform during the […]
  • Allied leaders sign LoC for new Nato Innovation Fund July 1, 2022
    The fund will invest €1bn in early-stage start-ups working on dual-use emerging technologies. The post Allied leaders sign LoC for new Nato Innovation Fund appeared first on Army Technology.
  • Reform of the UK’s Single Source Contract Regulations July 1, 2022
    The Ministry of Defense (MoD) first issued SSCRs in 2014 to address problems occurring with non-competitive defense procurement. The post Reform of the UK’s Single Source Contract Regulations appeared first on Army Technology.
  • Exploring the next generation of armoured vehicles unveiled at Eurosatory 2022 July 1, 2022
    Armoured vehicles on display at Eurosatory highlighted the defence industry's rapid response to the need to modernise land forces. The post Exploring the next generation of armoured vehicles unveiled at Eurosatory 2022 appeared first on Army Technology.
  • UK pledges £1bn more in military aid to Ukraine July 1, 2022
    The latest package will include air defence systems, uncrewed aerial vehicles, and electronic warfare equipment. The post UK pledges £1bn more in military aid to Ukraine appeared first on Army Technology.
  • BAE Systems’ RTD test-fires APKWS laser-guided rocket June 30, 2022
    The Robotic Technology Demonstrator fired rockets at ground targets as part of the US Army’s EDGE 22 exercise. The post BAE Systems’ RTD test-fires APKWS laser-guided rocket appeared first on Army Technology.
  • Ukraine-Russia war: The first four months in numbers June 30, 2022
    As NATO increases its eastern front presence, the calculus of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine provides sobering reading. The post Ukraine-Russia war: The first four months in numbers appeared first on Army Technology.
  • General Dynamics wins $1.14bn US contract for MPF vehicles June 30, 2022
    The mobile protected firepower vehicles will support the Infantry Brigade Combat Teams with more firepower. The post General Dynamics wins $1.14bn US contract for MPF vehicles appeared first on Army Technology.
  • Norway and UK to provide more M270 MLRS units to Ukraine June 30, 2022
    Norway will also donate 5,000 grenades and the UK will contribute more forces to Nato to deal with future threats. The post Norway and UK to provide more M270 MLRS units to Ukraine appeared first on Army Technology.

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  • Biden says US ‘should sell’ F-16 Fighter Jets to Turkey June 30, 2022
    DefenceTalkPresident Joe Biden on Thursday said the United States should go ahead with the delayed sale of F-16 warplanes to Turkey but noted that Congress needs to give approval. “We should sell them the F-16 jets and modernise those jets as well,” Biden said, adding there was “no quid pro quo” linking the sale to […]
  • NATO wary of Russian, Chinese ‘gains’ on southern flank June 30, 2022
    DefenceTalkNATO chief Jens Stoltenberg pledged more support Thursday for countries in Africa and the Middle East as the alliance looks to compete with Russia’s and China’s growing influence in the regions. Leaders meeting at a summit in Madrid discussed “how Russia and China continue to seek political, economic and military gain across our southern neighborhood”, […]
  • Greece formalizes request for US-made F-35 fighter jets: PM June 30, 2022
    DefenceTalkGreece has formalized a request for US-made F-35 fighter jets, its prime minister said Thursday, with Athens seeking to bolster its airforce amid tension with neighboring Turkey. “It is our intention to acquire a squadron of F-35s, with a possible option on a second (squadron),” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said at the end of a […]
  • Relief and concern in Sweden after NATO deal with Turkey June 30, 2022
    DefenceTalkSweden may have clinched a surprise deal with Turkey paving the way for its NATO membership, but Kurds and leftwing parties expressed concern Wednesday about the concessions made to Ankara. “We did not cave in to (Turkish President Recep Tayyip) Erdogan”, Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde said from the NATO summit in Madrid where the […]
  • Norway to send rocket launchers to Ukraine June 30, 2022
    DefenceTalkNorway said Wednesday it would donate three multiple-launch rocket systems to Ukraine, following similar decisions made by Britain, Germany and the United States. Kyiv, whose forces are struggling to defend the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine, has repeatedly called on its allies to provide more heavy weaponry. “We must continue to support Ukraine so that […]
  • Britain boosts military aid to Ukraine June 30, 2022
    DefenceTalkBritain pledged another £1 billion ($1.2 billion) in military aid to Ukraine Wednesday to help it fend off Russia’s invasion, including air-defence systems and drones. The fresh funds will bring Britain’s total military support to Kyiv since the start of the war in late February to £2.3 billion, Downing Street said in a statement. The […]
  • ‘No problem’ for Russia if Finland, Sweden join NATO: Putin June 30, 2022
    DefenceTalkRussia has “no problem” if Finland and Sweden join NATO, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. “We don’t have problems with Sweden and Finland like we do with Ukraine,” Putin told a news conference in the Turkmenistan capital of Ashgabat. “We don’t have territorial differences,” the Russian leader continued. “There is nothing that could bother […]
  • Slovakia to buy 152 Swedish combat vehicles June 29, 2022
    DefenceTalkNATO member Slovakia, which shares a border with Ukraine, said Tuesday it plans to buy 152 tracked combat vehicles from Sweden’s BAE Systems Hagglunds as it steps up its military capabilities. “The government has approved this historic project for the armed forces,” Defence Minister Jaroslav Nad said on his Facebook page. “We’re going to increase […]
  • Finland, Sweden leaders to discuss NATO bid with Erdogan June 27, 2022
    DefenceTalkFinnish and Swedish leaders will discuss their stalled NATO bids with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday at the start of an alliance summit in Madrid, Helsinki said on Monday. But Turkey said the four-way meeting, which will also involve NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, did not mean that Ankara was close to lifting its […]
  • Canada sends 2 warships to Baltic Sea to bolster security June 27, 2022
    DefenceTalkCanada on Sunday deployed two warships to the Baltic Sea and North Atlantic, joining a pair of frigates already in the region, to reinforce NATO’s eastern flank in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Kingston and Summerside set sail for a four-month deployment as part of “deterrence measures in Central […]

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  • Fifth Third Bancorp Buys 1,467 Shares of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) July 2, 2022
    Fifth Third Bancorp lifted its stake in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO – Get Rating) by 1.5% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 99,304 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,467 shares during the period. Fifth Third Bancorp’s […]
  • KMG Fiduciary Partners LLC Trims Stake in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) July 2, 2022
    KMG Fiduciary Partners LLC lessened its stake in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE – Get Rating) by 9.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 40,027 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 4,068 shares during the period. KMG Fiduciary Partners LLC’s holdings […]
  • Signature Estate & Investment Advisors LLC Sells 2,167 Shares of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) July 2, 2022
    Signature Estate & Investment Advisors LLC lowered its holdings in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE – Get Rating) by 25.5% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 6,334 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 2,167 shares during the period. Signature […]
  • Wedbush Securities Inc. Buys 9,420 Shares of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) July 2, 2022
    Wedbush Securities Inc. grew its stake in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE – Get Rating) by 4.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 215,201 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,420 shares during the quarter. Pfizer comprises about 0.5% […]
  • Prosperity Consulting Group LLC Buys 2,789 Shares of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) July 2, 2022
    Prosperity Consulting Group LLC increased its stake in shares of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V – Get Rating) by 27.2% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 13,051 shares of the credit-card processor’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,789 shares during the period. Visa accounts […]
  • Karpas Strategies LLC Acquires 1,774 Shares of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) July 2, 2022
    Karpas Strategies LLC increased its holdings in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE – Get Rating) by 1.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 138,725 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,774 shares during the quarter. Pfizer comprises approximately […]
  • Foundations Investment Advisors LLC Has $1.92 Million Stake in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) July 2, 2022
    Foundations Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE – Get Rating) by 24.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 36,225 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 7,074 shares during the […]
  • Reliant Investment Management LLC Increases Position in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) July 2, 2022
    Reliant Investment Management LLC lifted its position in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG – Get Rating) by 6.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 6,386 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 410 shares […]
  • Whelan Financial Makes New Investment in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) July 2, 2022
    Whelan Financial purchased a new position in shares of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG – Get Rating) in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 1,504 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $230,000. Procter & Gamble accounts for 0.1% of Whelan Financial’s portfolio, making […]
  • Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Shares Sold by Matthew Goff Investment Advisor LLC July 2, 2022
    Matthew Goff Investment Advisor LLC decreased its stake in Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG – Get Rating) by 15.1% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 343 shares of the information services provider’s stock after selling 61 shares during the quarter. Matthew […]
  • Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Shares Sold by Prosperity Consulting Group LLC July 2, 2022
    Prosperity Consulting Group LLC lowered its holdings in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ – Get Rating) by 1.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 31,560 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after selling 368 shares during the quarter. Verizon Communications accounts for […]
  • Wedbush Securities Inc. Boosts Stock Position in Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) July 2, 2022
    Wedbush Securities Inc. boosted its holdings in Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG – Get Rating) by 18.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 5,854 shares of the information services provider’s stock after buying an additional 902 shares during the quarter. Alphabet makes up […]
  • Ellevest Inc. Has $1.07 Million Position in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) July 2, 2022
    Ellevest Inc. raised its stake in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ – Get Rating) by 33.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 20,998 shares of the cell phone carrier’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,280 shares during the period. Ellevest […]
  • Prosperity Consulting Group LLC Acquires 278 Shares of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) July 2, 2022
    Prosperity Consulting Group LLC grew its holdings in shares of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS – Get Rating) by 4.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 6,418 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock after acquiring an additional […]
  • Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Shares Acquired by Foundations Investment Advisors LLC July 2, 2022
    Foundations Investment Advisors LLC lifted its position in shares of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG – Get Rating) by 78.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 331 shares of the information services provider’s stock after buying an additional 145 shares during the period. […]
  • KMG Fiduciary Partners LLC Buys 18 Shares of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) July 2, 2022
    KMG Fiduciary Partners LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG – Get Rating) by 2.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 845 shares of the information services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 18 shares during the […]
  • 800 Shares in NVIDIA Co. (NASDAQ:NVDA) Bought by Reliant Investment Management LLC July 2, 2022
    Reliant Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of NVIDIA Co. (NASDAQ:NVDA – Get Rating) in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor acquired 800 shares of the computer hardware maker’s stock, valued at approximately $218,000. Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently […]
  • Prosperity Consulting Group LLC Trims Stake in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) July 2, 2022
    Prosperity Consulting Group LLC reduced its position in shares of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG – Get Rating) by 1.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 10,645 shares of the company’s stock after selling 174 shares during the […]
  • Alhambra Investment Partners LLC Has $1.17 Million Stock Position in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) July 2, 2022
    Alhambra Investment Partners LLC raised its holdings in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V – Get Rating) by 1.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 5,273 shares of the credit-card processor’s stock after acquiring an additional 52 shares during the quarter. Alhambra Investment Partners LLC’s […]
  • Secure Asset Management LLC Buys 593 Shares of Chevron Co. (NYSE:CVX) July 2, 2022
    Secure Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Chevron Co. (NYSE:CVX – Get Rating) by 15.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 4,382 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after acquiring an additional 593 shares during the quarter. […]

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  • Greece Approves Harpoon Anti-Ship Missile Procurement July 1, 2022
    The Greek parliamentary committee on weapons and arms has approved the acquisition of 50 Harpoon anti-ship missiles. The post Greece Approves Harpoon Anti-Ship Missile Procurement appeared first on The Defense Post.
  • RAF Upgrades Command and Control System to Defeat Hostile Aircraft July 1, 2022
    The Royal Air Force has installed a new command and control system for early detection and response to potential hostile aircraft. The post RAF Upgrades Command and Control System to Defeat Hostile Aircraft appeared first on The Defense Post.
  • IS Focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa — So Should the West July 1, 2022
    IS will certainly plan attacks in other regions from its new sub-Saharan African hub, and recent drawdowns by international peacekeepers should be reconsidered. The post IS Focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa — So Should the West appeared first on The Defense Post.
  • Poland Buys 32 Attack Helicopters From Italy’s Leonardo July 1, 2022
    Poland, a NATO member bordering Ukraine, will buy 32 AW149 multi-role military helicopters worth $1.83 billion from Italian arms company Leonardo. The post Poland Buys 32 Attack Helicopters From Italy’s Leonardo appeared first on The Defense Post.
  • L3Harris Unveils Tech That Can Capture Battlefield Imagery From Space July 1, 2022
    L3Harris has unveiled a new infrared tech capable of capturing high-resolution imagery and other crucial battlefield information from space. The post L3Harris Unveils Tech That Can Capture Battlefield Imagery From Space appeared first on The Defense Post.
  • US Hypersonic Weapon Fails in Latest Trial July 1, 2022
    The US hypersonic program experienced another setback as a newly-developed missile failed during a recent trial. The post US Hypersonic Weapon Fails in Latest Trial appeared first on The Defense Post.
  • Erdogan Warns Turkey May Still Block Nordic NATO Drive July 1, 2022
    Turkish President Erdogan told Sweden and Finland that he could still block their drives to join NATO if they fail to implement a new accession deal with Ankara. The post Erdogan Warns Turkey May Still Block Nordic NATO Drive appeared first on The Defense Post.
  • Sweden Orders GlobalEye Early Warning Aircraft From Saab July 1, 2022
    Sweden has ordered the GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft from local aerospace firm Saab. The post Sweden Orders GlobalEye Early Warning Aircraft From Saab appeared first on The Defense Post.
  • EU’s Takuba Anti-Terror Force Quits Junta-Controlled Mali July 1, 2022
    The French-led Takuba task force of EU special forces has officially ceased operating in Mali, France announced Friday. The post EU’s Takuba Anti-Terror Force Quits Junta-Controlled Mali appeared first on The Defense Post.
  • Qatar Gives Cash-Strapped Lebanese Army $60M: Ministry July 1, 2022
    Energy-rich Qatar has given Lebanon's cash-strapped armed forces $60 million. The post Qatar Gives Cash-Strapped Lebanese Army $60M: Ministry appeared first on The Defense Post.

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  • Driving the Dark Road to the Future: A Guide to Revitalizing Defense Planning and Strategic Analysis July 1, 2022
    The Secretary and I rely on robust analysis to inform strategic decisions on policy, risk management, and options for the future force. We need analysis to explore key assumptions, variables, and uncertainty in the future environment, ideally within the context of multiple future scenarios. Organizations seeking strategic decisions must provide the Secretary and I with […]
  • Ukraine and Russia Grapple with Relentless Battle and Attrition June 30, 2022
    Mike Kofman joins the show again to update us on the war in Ukraine. In this episode (which was recorded shortly before Russian forces withdrew from Snake Island), he explains that by focusing on the limited territorial exchanges in the Donbass, we might be missing the bigger strategic picture. Kofman argues that the Donbass is […]
  • Helping the Leadership Lead June 30, 2022
    The U.S. military suffered more than 20,000 casualties in Afghanistan. Then America went home, leaving behind a tattered country with an uncertain future. The victims of this war were left with scars both physical and emotional, from American servicemembers who dedicated years to the conflict only to see the county fall in a few days, […]
  • To Robot or Not to Robot? Past Analysis of Russian Military Robotics and Today’s War in Ukraine June 30, 2022
    Over the past four months, the Russia military analysis community reevaluated earlier assumptions about Moscow’s military’s capabilities, starting from the onset of the Ukraine invasion, through today’s grinding tactics and concepts that show a more competent Russian force eventually emerging against Ukrainian defenders. This reevaluation likewise involved the assessment of unmanned and autonomous capabilities that […]
  • Show Me the Money: Boost the Pacific Deterrence Initiative June 29, 2022
    Eight years ago, Vladimir Putin’s first invasion of Ukraine and illegal seizure of Crimea forced the United States to get serious about deterrence in Europe — and pay for it. In the proceeding years, the United States dedicated nearly $30 billion to the European Deterrence Initiative to reinvigorate U.S. military posture and capabilities on the […]
  • Global Essay Contest: TNSR Teams Up With Girl Security June 28, 2022
    Girl Security and the Texas National Security Review have launched a Global Essay Contest. Winning essays will receive cash prizes and winners would be considered for publication with Texas National Security Review. Deadline to submit to the 2022 Essay Contest is July 31st at Midnight ET. Read more about the details. The post Global Essay […]
  • Don’t Let Russia Dominate the Strategic Concept June 28, 2022
    When NATO members agree on a new Strategic Concept at their summit in Madrid, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will dominate the discussion. But with this existential crisis rightfully taking center stage, other threats have not gone away. The challenge for NATO is to situate Russia’s invasion in a wider strategic context, addressing other key issues […]
  • The Other Big Lessons That the U.S. Army Should Learn from Ukraine June 27, 2022
    The war in Ukraine is the first major land war between two modern militaries equipped with advanced conventional weapons in decades. Its emerging lessons could fundamentally upend our understanding of conflicts that are primarily fought on land, and thus dramatically reshape the future of the U.S. Army. But the U.S. Army risks missing the most […]
  • A Confidence-Building Defense for NATO June 27, 2022
    NATO knows what it needs to do at the upcoming Madrid Summit, but it still does not know how. The alliance is determined to strengthen conventional deterrence on its eastern front and soon its northern flank. Some allies argue that this requires abandoning NATO’s “tripwire” approach and adopting a strategy of “forward defense.” Instead of […]
  • History is What States Make of It June 24, 2022
    Political scientist Alexander Wendt famously (well, in political science circles anyway) observed of the international system that “anarchy is what states make of it.” In this week’s episode of Horns of a Dilemma, we explore the degree to which this observation is true not only of the international system, but also of the mental constructs that […]
  • Priors and Prejudice: Planning the U.S. Navy’s Future June 24, 2022
    Most of us have no idea where we will be in 2050. But the U.S. Navy should — the ships that it is procuring now will most likely still be in service then. Like its fellow seagoing services around the world, the U.S. Navy is forced to engage in painstakingly specific planning for the future […]
  • Feedback Loops and Fundamental Flaws in Autonomous Warships June 24, 2022
    This month, IBM’s Mayflower Autonomous Ship successfully completed a 3,500-mile transatlantic journey, collecting ocean data for research on pollution and climate change. The voyage was a success: Mayflower‘s sensors and machine-learning systems performed flawlessly. The ship did, however, suffer a problem with electrical power. This was also Mayflower’s second attempt at a crossing. The first was scuttled by a failed metal […]
  • Is Biden’s Approach to Latin America a Problem? June 23, 2022
    Chris, Melanie, and Zack take a look at the Summit of the Americas, which was held in Los Angeles at the beginning of June. By all accounts, the summit was poorly organized, and attending leaders were unimpressed with the lack of consultation before the event and with the initiatives set forth by the United States […]
  • What’s Wrong with Wanting a “Human in the Loop”? June 23, 2022
    At the recent conference on the ethics of AI-enabled weapons systems at the U.S. Naval Academy, well over half the talks discussed meaningful human control of AI to some extent. If you work among the AI ethics community, and especially among those working on AI ethics and governance for the military, you are hard-pressed to […]
  • A More United, Better-Armed Opposition Can Bring Democracy to Myanmar June 23, 2022
    Myanmar’s rocky democratic transition ended abruptly in a military coup on February 1, 2021. Yet, the generals have kicked a hornet’s nest. The country’s Bamar majority has long dominated Myanmar, but an assortment of over 20 ethnic armed organizations have contested this situation for decades, and some have taken up arms once more to oppose […]
  • The Strike Fighter Time Management Problem June 22, 2022
    U.S. Navy carrier air wings are not effectively managing their time, and this could cost America dearly given the centrality of the carrier to U.S. naval operations. There is a yawning gap between the desires of commanders and actual capabilities. Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet squadrons ought to be specialized in either air-to-surface strike or air-to-air […]
  • Double Asymmetry: The Inevitability of an Arms Race on the Korean Peninsula June 21, 2022
    On June 6, South Korea and the United States test-fired eight ballistic missiles, a day after North Korea test-fired eight of its own ballistic missiles, offering a snapshot of an arms race that has been going on for some time. Since 2019, North Korea has resumed testing its missiles, including intercontinental ballistic missiles it tested […]
  • What the Indian Military Won’t Learn from the War in Ukraine June 21, 2022
    Much has been written about India’s diplomatic response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. And military analysts worldwide are working to draw lessons from the first multi-domain conventional war between “modern” forces in decades. Yet amidst all this, the Indian military establishment itself does not seem appropriately concerned with drawing its own lessons from the […]
  • Getting Drones Ready for Conventional War June 20, 2022
    While the U.S. military fields an impressive arsenal of unmanned aircraft, the effectiveness of these drones is largely unproven in roles beyond counter-terrorism. In Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and elsewhere across the Middle East, drones like the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper provided the United States and its allies with a decisive intelligence and precision-strike capability, […]
  • Let the Commandant Lead the Marine Corps June 20, 2022
    Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger is under siege. From former senator, secretary of the Navy, and decorated Marine Corps veteran Jim Webb to living Marine Corps legend Lt. Gen. Paul Van Riper, the criticisms of his Force Design 2030 have been loud and comprehensive. On April 1, Politico reported, “an influential group of over […]