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  • XQ-58A launches at Eglin AFB, Fla. February 1, 2023
    Read Story The post XQ-58A launches at Eglin AFB, Fla. appeared first on Aerotech News & Review.
  • MQ-4C Triton anti-ice testing underway at Pax River February 1, 2023
    The MQ-4C Triton test team conducted the first flight to assess the unmanned aircraft system’s ability to fly with wing... Read Story The post MQ-4C Triton anti-ice testing underway at Pax River appeared first on Aerotech News & Review.
  • Sesame workshop rolls out self-care content for military families February 1, 2023
    Like many Americans, emotional well-being is something that many military families have said they’re struggling with since the pandemic started,... Read Story The post Sesame workshop rolls out self-care content for military families appeared first on Aerotech News & Review.
  • CH-53K King Stallion lifts F-35C in external load test February 1, 2023
    A CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter from Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron performed an external load certification lift... Read Story The post CH-53K King Stallion lifts F-35C in external load test appeared first on Aerotech News & Review.
  • USS America conducts missile launch January 31, 2023
    PHILIPPINE SEA–The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) fired a RIM-116 rolling airframe missile, during routine operations, while... Read Story The post USS America conducts missile launch appeared first on Aerotech News & Review.
  • ‘Top Gun’ or ‘A Beautiful Mind?’ January 31, 2023
    Hollywood fighter-pilots are smiling, swaggerific, sunglassed men and women always looking to beat somebody at something. In reality, F-35A Lightning... Read Story The post ‘Top Gun’ or ‘A Beautiful Mind?’ appeared first on Aerotech News & Review.
  • Modernizing DOD relies on rapidly leveraging commercial technology January 30, 2023
    The Defense Innovation Unit focuses on leveraging technology from six areas: artificial intelligence/machine learning, autonomy, cyber, energy, human systems and... Read Story The post Modernizing DOD relies on rapidly leveraging commercial technology appeared first on Aerotech News & Review.
  • On This Date January 28, 2023
    Jan. 28, 1964: Maj. Robert Rushworth flew the 100th X-15 flight near Edwards Air Force Base and, according to the... Read Story The post On This Date appeared first on Aerotech News & Review.
  • Yuma Proving Ground hosts Extended Range Cannon Artillery Soldier touchpoint January 27, 2023
    U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground is at the forefront of Army modernization efforts. Perhaps the highest profile test projects at... Read Story The post Yuma Proving Ground hosts Extended Range Cannon Artillery Soldier touchpoint appeared first on Aerotech News & Review.
  • Ukraine, Asia drove 50 percent increase in fiscal 2022 arms sales January 27, 2023
    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency last year saw a substantial increase in the arms sales it administers, including arms purchased... Read Story The post Ukraine, Asia drove 50 percent increase in fiscal 2022 arms sales appeared first on Aerotech News & Review.

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  • UK court examines legality of resuming Saudi arms sales February 1, 2023
    DefenceTalkLondon’s High Court on Tuesday examined the legality of a decision by the UK to renew sales of arms to Saudi Arabia that could be used in the war in Yemen. The case has been brought by UK-based NGO, Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), which accuses the government of contributing to breaches of international law […]
  • AI voice tool ‘misused’ as deepfakes flood web forum February 1, 2023
    DefenceTalkA British AI firm said it was rethinking its “safeguards” after its audio tool was used to clone celebrity voices and have them say racist and homophobic slurs. Eleven Labs tweeted on Monday that it had been a “crazy weekend” and admitted to finding “an increasing number of voice cloning misuse cases” just days after […]
  • NATO chief hails Japan plans to expand defence spending February 1, 2023
    DefenceTalkNATO’s chief on Wednesday applauded Japan’s plan to double its defence spending, saying that the pledge reflected the country’s resolve for greater security involvement in a volatile world. Speaking in Tokyo, Jens Stoltenberg said Japan’s renewed focus on security made the nation “even more” of a partner “for peace”. “I am glad that Japan is […]
  • France to send more mobile artillery to Ukraine February 1, 2023
    DefenceTalkFrance will ship 12 more Caesar truck-mounted howitzers and fresh air defence equipment to Ukraine to bolster the fight against Russian invaders, Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu said Tuesday. The artillery pieces, adding to 18 already delivered, would be financed from a 200-million-euro ($217-million) pot France set up to fund arms for Kyiv, Lecornu told a […]
  • Poland not in talks to send F-16s to Ukraine February 1, 2023
    DefenceTalkPoland is not in talks to send F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine, a deputy defence minister said Tuesday, a day after the US ruled out delivering fighter jets to the war-torn country. “There are no official discussions on transferring F-16s at the moment,” Poland’s Wojciech Skurkiewicz told AFP. Poland currently has 48 American-made F-16 warplanes. […]
  • Hungary blasts Sweden’s ‘stupidity’ on NATO row with Turkey February 1, 2023
    DefenceTalkHungary accused Sweden of “stupidity” Tuesday over an extremist incident in Stockholm that led Turkey to suspend NATO accession talks with the Nordic country and its neighbor Finland. Turkey and Hungary remain the only members of the 30-nation Western defence alliance to have failed to ratify the membership bids by Sweden and Finland. But a […]
  • US says Russia not complying with last remaining nuclear treaty February 1, 2023
    DefenceTalkThe United States said Tuesday that Russia was not complying with New START, the last remaining arms control treaty between the world’s two main nuclear powers, as tensions soar over the Ukraine war. Responding to a request from Congress, the State Department faulted Russia for suspending inspections and canceling talks but did not accuse Moscow […]
  • Two Indian military jets crash, one pilot killed January 30, 2023
    DefenceTalkTwo Indian Air Force fighter jets crashed Saturday, killing one pilot and injuring two others, in an apparent mid-air collision while on exercises south of the capital New Delhi. The crash is the latest in a string of military aircraft accidents at a time when the government is trying to modernise its armed forces and […]
  • Senior US general warns of possible looming war with China January 28, 2023
    DefenceTalkA four-star US Air Force general has warned of a conflict with China as early as 2025 — most likely over Taiwan — and urged his commanders to push their units to achieve maximum operational battle readiness this year. In an internal memorandum that first emerged on social media on Friday, and was later confirmed […]
  • France could meet Ukraine’s demand for fighter jets January 27, 2023
    DefenceTalkFrance is reportedly considering the possibility of supplying Ukraine with fighter jets, as the country seeks to upgrade its air force capabilities. Ukraine has been facing difficulties in obtaining new fighter jets due to ongoing tensions with Russia, but France’s potential involvement could help to fill the gap. The news of France’s potential involvement in […]

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  • Kestra Advisory Services LLC Grows Stake in United States Brent Oil Fund LP (NYSEARCA:BNO) February 2, 2023
    Kestra Advisory Services LLC increased its stake in United States Brent Oil Fund LP (NYSEARCA:BNO – Get Rating) by 10.2% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 8,636 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional […]
  • Kestra Advisory Services LLC Acquires New Shares in Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Revenue ETF (NYSEARCA:RWK) February 2, 2023
    Kestra Advisory Services LLC purchased a new position in shares of Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Revenue ETF (NYSEARCA:RWK – Get Rating) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 3,171 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $236,000. Kestra Advisory […]
  • Kestra Advisory Services LLC Increases Position in Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ:AVDL) February 2, 2023
    Kestra Advisory Services LLC lifted its position in Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ:AVDL – Get Rating) by 54.3% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 46,900 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 16,500 shares during the […]
  • Kestra Advisory Services LLC Purchases New Shares in First Trust Multi-Manager Large Growth ETF (NYSEARCA:MMLG) February 2, 2023
    Kestra Advisory Services LLC purchased a new stake in shares of First Trust Multi-Manager Large Growth ETF (NYSEARCA:MMLG – Get Rating) in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm purchased 14,609 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $238,000. Kestra Advisory Services LLC owned approximately 0.50% of […]
  • Kestra Advisory Services LLC Has $238,000 Stock Holdings in SiteOne Landscape Supply, Inc. (NYSE:SITE) February 2, 2023
    Kestra Advisory Services LLC cut its holdings in SiteOne Landscape Supply, Inc. (NYSE:SITE – Get Rating) by 13.4% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 2,289 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 353 shares during the quarter. […]
  • Kestra Advisory Services LLC Cuts Position in abrdn Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares ETF (NYSEARCA:GLTR) February 2, 2023
    Kestra Advisory Services LLC trimmed its position in shares of abrdn Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares ETF (NYSEARCA:GLTR – Get Rating) by 21.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 2,928 shares of the company’s stock after selling 823 shares during the period. Kestra […]
  • Kestra Advisory Services LLC Increases Stake in Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) February 2, 2023
    Kestra Advisory Services LLC boosted its position in shares of Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS – Get Rating) by 6.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,713 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 106 shares during the quarter. Kestra Advisory Services LLC’s […]
  • Kestra Advisory Services LLC Sells 2,772 Shares of Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) February 2, 2023
    Kestra Advisory Services LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS – Get Rating) by 6.9% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 37,368 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 2,772 shares during the quarter. Kestra […]
  • Kestra Advisory Services LLC Lowers Stock Holdings in VanEck Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDXJ) February 2, 2023
    Kestra Advisory Services LLC trimmed its stake in VanEck Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDXJ – Get Rating) by 5.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 8,183 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 516 shares during […]
  • Kestra Advisory Services LLC Makes New Investment in Invesco BulletShares 2030 Municipal Bond ETF (NASDAQ:BSMU) February 2, 2023
    Kestra Advisory Services LLC bought a new position in Invesco BulletShares 2030 Municipal Bond ETF (NASDAQ:BSMU – Get Rating) during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 11,560 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $240,000. Kestra Advisory Services LLC owned approximately 0.89% of […]
  • Kestra Advisory Services LLC Has $241,000 Stake in Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) February 2, 2023
    Kestra Advisory Services LLC decreased its holdings in Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR – Get Rating) by 9.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 5,536 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 609 shares during the quarter. Kestra Advisory Services LLC’s […]
  • Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ:PAAS) Shares Acquired by Kestra Advisory Services LLC February 2, 2023
    Kestra Advisory Services LLC lifted its stake in shares of Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ:PAAS – Get Rating) (TSE:PAAS) by 7.7% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 15,168 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 1,084 shares […]
  • Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (NYSE:RS) Shares Sold by Kestra Advisory Services LLC February 2, 2023
    Kestra Advisory Services LLC trimmed its position in shares of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (NYSE:RS – Get Rating) by 27.9% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,379 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling […]
  • Kestra Advisory Services LLC Takes Position in Invesco BulletShares 2031 Municipal Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BSMV) February 2, 2023
    Kestra Advisory Services LLC acquired a new position in Invesco BulletShares 2031 Municipal Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BSMV – Get Rating) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 12,160 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $240,000. Kestra Advisory Services LLC owned 2.03% […]
  • Invesco BuyBack Achievers ETF (NASDAQ:PKW) Shares Sold by Kestra Advisory Services LLC February 2, 2023
    Kestra Advisory Services LLC decreased its position in shares of Invesco BuyBack Achievers ETF (NASDAQ:PKW – Get Rating) by 87.8% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,300 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 23,830 […]
  • Kestra Advisory Services LLC Has $248,000 Stock Position in Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) February 2, 2023
    Kestra Advisory Services LLC trimmed its stake in Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS – Get Rating) by 49.8% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 2,831 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 2,809 shares during the quarter. Kestra Advisory Services […]
  • Kestra Advisory Services LLC Lowers Holdings in Air Lease Co. (NYSE:AL) February 2, 2023
    Kestra Advisory Services LLC decreased its holdings in Air Lease Co. (NYSE:AL – Get Rating) by 70.1% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 7,952 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 18,675 shares during the quarter. Kestra Advisory Services […]
  • Kestra Advisory Services LLC Grows Position in Eaton Vance Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:EVN) February 2, 2023
    Kestra Advisory Services LLC increased its position in shares of Eaton Vance Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:EVN – Get Rating) by 27.2% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 26,224 shares of the investment management company’s stock after purchasing an additional […]
  • Kestra Advisory Services LLC Decreases Holdings in WestRock (NYSE:WRK) February 2, 2023
    Kestra Advisory Services LLC cut its stake in shares of WestRock (NYSE:WRK – Get Rating) by 34.3% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 8,151 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 4,251 shares during the period. Kestra […]
  • Kestra Advisory Services LLC Sells 545 Shares of Pinnacle West Capital Co. (NYSE:PNW) February 2, 2023
    Kestra Advisory Services LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Pinnacle West Capital Co. (NYSE:PNW – Get Rating) by 12.5% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 3,809 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 545 shares during the period. […]

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  • Poland Open to Sending Jets to Ukraine With NATO: PM February 2, 2023
    Poland would be ready to supply Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets if the decision were taken together with Western allies. The post Poland Open to Sending Jets to Ukraine With NATO: PM appeared first on The Defense Post.
  • US Air Force to Receive 15 Additional Pegasus Tankers from Boeing February 2, 2023
    The US Air Force and Boeing have signed a contract for the ninth production lot of 15 KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft. The post US Air Force to Receive 15 Additional Pegasus Tankers from Boeing appeared first on The Defense Post.
  • Jihadists Kill 11 Soldiers in Northwest Syria Attacks: Monitor February 2, 2023
    Eleven Syrian soldiers were killed in the country's northwest in separate attacks carried out by the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham jihadist group. The post Jihadists Kill 11 Soldiers in Northwest Syria Attacks: Monitor appeared first on The Defense Post.
  • Israel Carries Out Air Strikes on Gaza Strip February 2, 2023
    Israel conducted air strikes on the central Gaza Strip, hours after intercepting a rocket fired from the Palestinian territory. The post Israel Carries Out Air Strikes on Gaza Strip appeared first on The Defense Post.
  • EU Doubles to 30,000 Number of Ukraine Troops to Train February 2, 2023
    The EU is doubling the number of Ukrainian troops it aims to train to 30,000 as it seeks to bolster Kyiv's fightback against Russia. The post EU Doubles to 30,000 Number of Ukraine Troops to Train appeared first on The Defense Post.
  • Boeing Gets $1.6B Contract for US Ballistic Missile Upkeep February 2, 2023
    Boeing has been awarded a $1.6 billion contract to provide guidance subsystem support for US Minuteman III ICBMs. The post Boeing Gets $1.6B Contract for US Ballistic Missile Upkeep appeared first on The Defense Post.
  • Western Allies Seize Arms Shipment Bound for Yemen’s Rebels: Pentagon February 2, 2023
    An operation by Western allies reportedly led by France seized a boatload of weapons and ammunition allegedly being sent to Yemen from Iran. The post Western Allies Seize Arms Shipment Bound for Yemen’s Rebels: Pentagon appeared first on The Defense Post.
  • General Atomics Offers Ukraine Advanced Drones for $1 February 2, 2023
    A leading US maker of advanced military surveillance drones announced that it was willing to sell two to Ukraine for just $1. The post General Atomics Offers Ukraine Advanced Drones for $1 appeared first on The Defense Post.
  • Russia Readying Tank-Killing Robots for Donbas, Claims Former Space Chief February 1, 2023
    Russia is preparing to field its Marker unmanned ground vehicle to counter the Western battle tanks arriving in Ukraine, claimed military advisor Dmitry Rogozin. The post Russia Readying Tank-Killing Robots for Donbas, Claims Former Space Chief appeared first on The Defense Post.
  • Poland Buys 500 Additional Javelin Missiles for $103M February 1, 2023
    Poland has ordered an additional batch of Javelin missiles from the US, comprising 50 launchers, and 500 missiles. The post Poland Buys 500 Additional Javelin Missiles for $103M appeared first on The Defense Post.

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  • Learning Lessons from Ukraine: Is Defense Dominant? February 2, 2023
    Melanie, Chris, and Zack debate Frank Hoffman’s recent article in War on the Rocks about the broader implications of Russia’s war in Ukraine. They discuss whether defensive systems are dominant and how long Russia will take to recapitalize its forces, as well as what this means for future conflicts and U.S. posture globally. Chris warns […]
  • The Case for Caution on Crimea February 2, 2023
    The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has handled Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with consummate skill so far, but may be on the verge of making a potentially catastrophic mistake. According to the New York Times, the administration has concluded that if Ukraine “can show Russia that its control of Crimea can be threatened, that […]
  • America’s Hidden Tool is Hobbling Russia’s War Machine with Multilateral Impact February 1, 2023
    Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce is continuing to take action against Russia and those who enable Russia’s war in Ukraine. We added trade restrictions to seven Iranian entities involved in Iran’s drone program for supporting Russia’s war efforts and trying to use U.S. items to do it. They join a list of more than […]
  • Talking Strategy with Assistant Secretary of Defense Mara Karlin January 31, 2023
    Ryan sat down with Dr. Mara Karlin, who serves as assistant secretary of defense for strategy, plans, and capabilities. They discussed the new National Defense Strategy, the critical topic of implementation, integrated deterrence, how Russia’s fumbles in Ukraine have changed the way the Pentagon thinks about Moscow as an adversary, and a whole lot more. […]
  • TNSR is Hiring an Executive Editor January 31, 2023
    The Texas National Security Review (TNSR, https://tnsr.org) is seeking a motivated, innovative, detail-oriented, and energetic executive editor to take the reins after the successful inaugural tenure of Dr. Doyle Hodges. We are looking for candidates eager to help lead what has become one of the world’s premier journals on international security.  About the Journal The Texas National Security […]
  • Recalibrating Special Operations Risk Tolerance for the Future Fight January 31, 2023
    During the Cold War, U.S. Special Operations Forces accepted extreme levels of operational risk during routine training exercises. The Green Light teams, for instance, would practice parachuting into “enemy territory” with live Small Atomic Demolition Munitions. Today, however, the tactical risks of modern special operations missions to rescue American citizens or capture terrorists pale in […]
  • Confronting the Iraq War: Melvyn Leffler, George Bush and the Problem of Trusting Your Sources   January 30, 2023
    Melvyn Leffler, Confronting Saddam Hussein: George W. Bush and the Invasion of Iraq (Oxford University Press, 2023) Historians have always faced the problem of deciding how much to trust their sources, given that their sources often lie, mislead, sugarcoat, deflect, and rationalize. In the foreign policy realm, this problem intensifies because there are only a […]
  • The Truth Shall Set You Free: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in the Cold War January 27, 2023
    On this week’s episode of Horns of a Dilemma Clement Center Senior National Security Fellow Mark Pomar, who helped to oversee the Russian language broadcasts of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty during the Cold War, discusses his book, Cold War Radio: The Russian Broadcasts of Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Pomar is joined by […]
  • Japan’s Strategic Shift Is Significant, but Implementation Hurdles Await January 27, 2023
    Last month, the Japanese government released three landmark strategic documents: the National Security Strategy, the National Defense Strategy, and the Defense Buildup Plan. Collectively, they represent pathbreaking change and may signal that Tokyo not only shares a common strategic vision with the United States but is also committed to do far more for its own […]
  • Reconsidering Clausewitz on Friction January 26, 2023
    In the marginalia of his copy of On War, influential fighter pilot-theorist John Boyd laments that Carl von Clausewitz never thought about inducing friction for the adversary: “Overcome friction, yes—but also why not magnify friction for the adversary commanders?” Perusing his pencil marks, “He does not imply that it may be beneficial to increase friction.” […]
  • Into the Pickle Barrel: How Thinking About Precision as a System Can Expand the Munition Stockpile January 25, 2023
    The camera from a small drone steadies on a Russian T-72 tank somewhere in Ukraine. Slight movements can be seen in the video as the Ukrainian operator makes final adjustments to the drone’s position. Then, release. The munition – a grenade with a 3D-printed plastic fin assembly – falls into the frame and quickly disappears. […]
  • The Triumphs and Tribulations of Peter the Great: What Putin’s View of 18th-Century Warfare Can Tell Us About Ukraine January 24, 2023
    Why did Peter the Great wage the Seven Years War? Why did he fight the Swedes for seven years? And the Battle of Poltava, do you know where it is? Where are Sweden and Poltava? The decisive battle of the armies of Peter the Great and Charles XII took place near Poltava: Why were they […]
  • Manpower, Materiel, and the Coming Decisive Phase in Ukraine January 23, 2023
    In his latest discussion with Ryan on the war in Ukraine, Mike Kofman explains why the coming spring and summer will be strategically decisive. He also offers his analysis on the Russian command reshuffle, new Western kit, and the grinding battle for Bakhmut.   Image: Ukrainian Ministry of Defense The post Manpower, Materiel, and the […]
  • Software Defines Tactics January 23, 2023
    The book “The Bomber Mafia” revolves around the efforts of military officers to develop effective tactics for a bomber force, emphasizing the feedback cycles between operational results and new bombsight and aircraft development. This storyline is timeless: Major military advances like the Blitzkrieg tactics credited with Germany’s rapid gains at the opening of World War […]
  • The Contradictions of J. Edgar Hoover January 20, 2023
    Many great figures in American history are full of contradictions. Thomas Jefferson wrote stirringly about liberty while owning human beings as property. Woodrow Wilson was both the idealistic author of the 14 Points, and a racist who re-segregated the federal work force. But few figures in American history embody as many contradictions as the two […]
  • Learning to Train: What Washington and Taipei Can Learn from Security Cooperation in Ukraine and the Baltic States  January 20, 2023
    From Russia’s brutal re-invasion of Ukraine to China’s outraged response to former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, 2022 had a profound impact on Taiwan’s national security. It was thus only fitting that the year would end with a consequential shift in the country’s defense policy. In a nationally televised address on Dec. 27, […]
  • Deterrence Through Doctrine: The Case for a Joint Counter-Landing Doctrine January 19, 2023
    “As the British confronted the possibility of invasion during the summer of 1940, military planners faced an obstacle that seemed unbelievable in a nation that had been threatened so many times in the past. They had no doctrine for defending against an amphibious landing.” – Theodore Gatchel, At the Water’s Edge  In 1940, as Great […]
  • Looking Back at President Biden’s Foreign Policy January 19, 2023
    Chris, Zack, and Melanie get together to talk about a new assessment of President Biden’s foreign policy two years into his administration. Using “A Better Biden Doctrine” by Stephen Wertheim and Matthew Duss as the foundation, the team looks at how well Biden has kept the foreign policy promises he made on the campaign trail, […]
  • A New Path For Syria’s Kurds January 18, 2023
    No regional power has tried to oust the Syrian regime as openly as Turkey. Since the start of war in Syria in 2011, Turkey trained and armed opposition groups, hosted millions of Syrian refugees, and in 2020 even directly clashed with regime forces. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called Syrian President Bashar al Assad a […]
  • Public Politics in the Wartime Russian Dictatorship January 17, 2023
    Will President Vladimir Putin’s regime implode? Unfortunately, the media’s fixation with this question — understandable as it might be — has prevented us from gaining a more holistic understanding of how Russian politics are working right now.  While fully in the grips of a new form of bellicose, authoritarian rule, Russia has not fallen down […]