Global News of Interest

A collection of weekly must-read external news, reports and insights

US, Singapore to work together on counter-drone, electronic warfare tech

June 10, 2024

The U.S. and Singapore have agreed to collaborate more closely on defense innovation as part of a broader effort by the Pentagon to pair the American defense industry with countries…

Is there a human in the machine? AI and future warfare

June 10, 2024

Scottish philosopher David Hume observed that “there is a universal tendency among mankind to conceive all beings like themselves … we find faces in the moon, armies in the clouds.” Humans have…

Flexing its muscles, Iran steps away from deniability in arming the Houthis

June 10, 2024

For years, Iran has avoided identifying itself publicly as supplying Houthi militias operating out of Yemen with anti-ship missile technology, despite governments and researchers around the world all making the…

Biden’s science adviser explains the new hard line on China

June 10, 2024

Early in her career, Arati Prabhakar led the development of a self-piloting ship for a secretive U.S. military research agency. Now she’s the White House’s top technology official — the…

US, Philippines expand exercise to territorial edges amid tension with China

June 10, 2024

A Philippine fishing vessel was traversing Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea when two Chinese Coast Guard ships fired water cannons at both sides of the boat. The incident, which took…

The Air Force’s Next Nightwatch Fleet Will Be the Bedrock of National Security

June 10, 2024

The new flying command center is built to withstand the unthinkable.

Army outlines progress on ‘unified network’

June 10, 2024

Senior Army leaders, from Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George to Futures Command head Gen. James Rainey, have talked about how the service needs to fix its network. Officials overseeing…

Space Force must address cybersecurity in commercial acquisitions

June 10, 2024

Space systems have traditionally remained secure due to a relatively low-threat environment. But as space continues to become integral for warfare, U.S. military assets are increasingly at risk of incapacitation or destruction. Creating resilient…

Power and tension: The cyber security problems of military electrification

June 10, 2024

What would it take for someone to hack a tank? Modern Western militaries may well be about to find out. The militaries of the United States, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, and other powers…

House lawmakers propose $1.3 billion for Pentagon innovation

June 10, 2024

House lawmakers want to allocate more than $1.3 billion in fiscal year 2025 toward Pentagon initiatives such as the Defense Innovation Unit — part of a continued push from Congress…