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Army’s Multi-Domain Unit ‘A Game-Changer’ In Future War

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


But modernizing the Army will take decades and tough decisions about everything from online propaganda to the National Guard.

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US Air Power: The Imperative For Modernization (Buy The F-35)

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In 2006, a relatively obscure book caused a major stir among the U.S. Air Force leadership. Why Air Forces Fail, edited by Robin Higham and Stephen J. Harris, lays out the determinants of failure: deficiencies in the industrial base, misguided technology and tactical picks, inattention to logistics and neglect of training. The case studies are broken… Keep reading →

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Why DoD Cut A Carrier in 2020 Budget: Survivable Robots & Missiles Vs. China

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An inside source explains the logic behind the 2020 budget’s most controversial call.

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‘Fight To Get To The Fight:’ Marine Amphibs Under The Gun

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CAPITOL HILL: Threatened by hundreds of precision-guided munitions now in the hands of Russia and China, the Navy and Marine Corps continue to search for technologies and tactics that will allow them to operate close to the coastline without unsustainable losses. “We’re going to need long-range fires that can operate from a ship or from… Keep reading →

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Marines, Navy Wrestle With How To Upgun Amphibs

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The Marines want Vertical Launch System missile tubes on their new amphibious ships — but the Navy isn’t planning to leave room for them.

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Marines Want Missiles To Sink Ships From Shores, And They Want Them Fast

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“The Army is looking at this too but probably on a different timeline — the Marine Corps wants to get after this pretty quickly.”

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Navy To Begin Arming Subs With Ship-Killer Missile

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It’s a major shift after decades in which submarines focused on projecting power ashore, with their only anti-ship weapons being their rarely-used torpedoes. Driving the change: increasing anxiety about China.

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Army Multi-Domain Update: New HQs, Grey Zones, & The Art of The Unfeasible

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Smart missiles to strike hard targets hundreds of miles away. Wireless links to pull data from stealth fighters and foot soldiers alike. Command posts agile enough to coordinate it all — not only in open war, but in the ambiguous “grey zone” of hacking, proxy warfare, and Twitter trolls. That’s just a few of the… Keep reading →

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Beyond INF: Missiles, Networks, & The New Trench Warfare

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


There are times and places in the history of war in which improvements in firepower force anyone in range to take cover instead of advancing, as machineguns and howitzers did a century ago on the infamous Western Front. The fundamental difference today is the width of the killing zone would be measured, not in hundreds or thousands of yards, but in hundreds or thousands of miles.

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Forget The Terminator For Future Army AI: LTG Wesley

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DETROIT: The Artificial Intelligence the military needs most is not some kind of killer robot, the Army’s three-star senior futurist told me today. The Army really needs AI to make sense of lots of data, fast, so commanders and quartermasters can send the right forces with the right supplies to the right place on the… Keep reading →

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