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The Case for a Prospective U.S. Cyber Force

June 4, 2024

Imagine a scenario in which a junior Army captain is taking command of an airborne infantry company. This officer has never been to airborne or ranger school or completed an…

With Russian Nuclear Fuel Ban, U.S. Also Tries To Fix A (Self-Inflicted) Problem

June 4, 2024

It was one of the marquee U.S. disarmament programs of the post-Soviet era: Get Russia to downgrade tons of highly enriched uranium, turn it into power-plant fuel, sell it to…

Rethinking U.S. Africa Policy Amid Changing Geopolitical Realities(War on the Rocks)

June 4, 2024

Ongoing instability in the Sahel — involving worsening insurgent violence, deepening great-power competition, and frequent coups — is exposing weaknesses in U.S. Africa policy.1 In fact, nearly four years into what…

China Turns Tables on US Over Russia-Ukraine War Sanctions

June 4, 2024

Beijing has responded after the U.S. sanctioned Chinese companies alleged to be fueling Russia’s war against Ukraine, in a move one analyst told Newsweek signals China’s “gloves are coming off.” On May…

Pressure grows on Biden to let US weapons strike Russia

June 4, 2024

A number of European countries, including France, Germany and the UK, have signalled they are open to an easing of restrictions on how Ukraine can use weapons supplied by the…

The Pentagon Isn’t Buying Enough Ammo

June 4, 2024

U.S. Defense Department officials profess to have learned one of the starkest lessons from the war in Ukraine: that high-intensity conflicts consume a huge number of munitions and that weapons production cannot…

Pentagon Opens Ammunition Factory to Keep Arms Flowing to Ukraine

June 4, 2024

In a warehouse off Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway in an industrial area outside Dallas, the future of American military ammunition production is coming online. Here, in the Pentagon’s first new…

DARPA picks six firms to develop experimental ship-launched drones

June 4, 2024

The Defense Advanced Research and Projects Agency has chosen six companies to move forward on an experimental, low-weight drone that can take off and land vertically from a ship.

Electricity grids creak as AI demands soar

June 4, 2024

There’s a big problem with generative AI, says Sasha Luccioni at Hugging Face, a machine-learning company. Generative AI is an energy hog. “Every time you query the model, the whole…