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Don’t Call it a Gray Zone: China’s Use-of-Force Spectrum

May 9, 2022

On Oct. 30, 2020, Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, placed a phone call to assure his Chinese counterpart that the United States did not…

Former National Security Leaders Urge Congress to Ease Immigration Policy for Foreign Science Talent

May 9, 2022

More than four dozen former national security leaders are calling on Congress to exempt international advanced technical degree holders from green card caps in a bid to maintain U.S. science…

The Biden Administration is Capping the Cost of Internet for Low-income Americans

May 9, 2022

The Biden administration says it will partner with internet providers to lower the cost of high-speed internet plans for low-income Americans, the White House announced Monday. The Affordable Connectivity Program…

The Lessons Taiwan Is Learning from Ukraine

May 7, 2022

The more I’ve gotten to know her, the more I’ve come to think that Wang Tzu-Hsuan exemplifies some of the best qualities of the younger Taiwanese I’ve met here in…

SpaceX Successfully Returns Four Astronauts from International Space Station

May 6, 2022

Four astronauts successfully returned home to Earth in a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft today, bringing an end to their six-month-long stay on the International Space Station (ISS). After undocking from…

A View from the Trenches on the Debate Wracking the Marine Corps

May 6, 2022

As a Marine gunner, I have some candid advice to senior retired leaders lambasting the Marine Corps’ reforms: Look in the trenches. The character of war has changed. We will…

Finland Holds War Drill Alongside U.S. Soldiers Ahead of NATO Application

May 4, 2022

Armored vehicles kicked up tails of dirt as fatigue-clad soldiers, their faces freshly daubed in camouflage paint, crouched in the pine forest here Wednesday, part of a sweeping military drill…

New Army Directive Shakes up Modernization Enterprise

May 4, 2022

Army Futures Command’s role in the service’s modernization enterprise is being narrowed, according to a new directive obtained by Breaking Defense, as Army leadership aims to clarify AFC’s roles and…

Pentagon Finds Hundreds of Cyber Vulnerabilities Among Contractors

May 3, 2022

A U.S. Defense Department pilot program designed to root out digital vulnerabilities among contractors identified hundreds of flaws over the course of one year, organizers said. Cybersecurity researchers with bug…