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Opinion | CENTCOM Gets a Tech Disruptor

April 2, 2023

If you’re wondering how a hidebound U.S. military is going to compete against smart, aggressive adversaries in the future, consider the example of Schuyler C. Moore, the recently appointed, 30-year-old…

Elon Musk and Other Tech Leaders Call for Pause in ‘Out of Control’ AI Race

April 2, 2023

Some of the biggest names in tech are calling for artificial intelligence labs to stop the training of the most powerful AI systems for at least six months, citing “profound…

Too Much U.S. Government Information Is Classified, Report Finds

April 2, 2023

WASHINGTON—U.S. officials classify information that should either be public or more widely shared within the government, hobbling national defense objectives and jeopardizing congressional oversight of the executive branch, a Washington…

The Vulkan Files: Secret Trove Offers Rare Look into Russian Cyberwar Ambitions

April 2, 2023

Russian intelligence agencies worked with a Moscow-based defense contractor to strengthen their ability to launch cyberattacks, sow disinformation and surveil sections of the internet, according to thousands of pages of…

U.S. Army to ‘Overhaul’ Recruiting School Amid Personnel Shortage

April 2, 2023

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — As the U.S. Army tries to reinvent recruiting after falling short of its goal, the service will “overhaul” how it selects and trains recruiters, senior officials told Army…

PODCAST: Better Burden Sharing With Allies

April 2, 2023

Chris, Melanie, and Zack discuss several recent articles focused on alliance burden sharing. Should America want Europe to be dependent on it for Europe’s defense? Is the leverage the United…

Taiwan President Starts Sensitive U.S. Stopover; China Warns Against Meetings

April 2, 2023

NEW YORK (Reuters) -Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen arrived in New York on a sensitive U.S. stopover on Wednesday, vowing en route not to let external pressure prevent the island from…

Pentagon Woos Silicon Valley to Join Ranks of Arms Makers

April 2, 2023

The Pentagon is seeking to enlist Silicon Valley startups in its effort to fund and develop new weapons technology and more-nimble suppliers, as the U.S. races to keep pace with China’s…

Honduras Switches Relations to China, a Blow to Taiwan

April 2, 2023

The decision by Honduras is also a setback in Washington’s efforts to use its influence in Central America to help prevent China from isolating Taiwan. TAIPEI, Taiwan — China has…