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US Fires INF-Busting Missile, First Test Since Treaty Signed

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The test puts the nail in the coffin of the INF Treaty, which the US withdrew from earlier this month.

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How AI Could Change The Art Of War

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Time-honored principles of command get weird when you add the fundamentally alien thinking of an artificial intelligence.

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Back Off, Iran: US & Israel Complete Groundbreaking Missile Defense Exercise

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For the first time, the US plugged its high-altitude THAAD into the Israeli missile defense network — just one of the ways the two countries are cooperating against Iran.

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Fear & Loathing In AI: How The Army Triggered Fears Of Killer Robots

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Why did an obscure Army program inspire headlines about “killer robots”?

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More Missile Defense Ships, New Ground Deployments

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Despite the Navy’s misgivings over having dozens of its ships sailing in boxes hunting for missiles, plans remain in place for more Aegis-capable hulls, as well as new radars, and mobile missile defense batteries.

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The Navy Has Had Enough of Missile Defense And Sees Its Chance

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WASHINGTON: The Navy is looking to get out of the missile defense business, the service’s top admiral said today, and the Pentagon’s new missile defense review might give the service the off-ramp it has been looking for to stop sailing in circles waiting for ground-based missile launches. This wasn’t the first time Adm. John Richardson… Keep reading →

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Missile Defense Review a Multi-Billion IOU to White House

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PENTAGON: Military and civilian leaders at the Pentagon are portraying the new Missile Defense Review as a common-sense response to aggressive Chinese and Russian investments in new hypersonic weapons and faster, longer-range missiles. The review marks “a new era in missile defense” undersecretary for policy John Rood said at the Pentagon Thursday. But mostly what… Keep reading →

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Aegis Ashore Scores Another Hit As US, Japan Build Up Defenses

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By 2021, plans call for Japan to have eight Aegis destroyers, four of them capable of launching the SM-3 Block IIA missiles, whose second successful test in a row comes as a vindication after two previous failures.

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Will Budget Crunch Pentagon Laser & Space Investments?

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Despite increasing uncertainty over President Trump’s surprise proposal to cut $33 billion from defense, the Pentagon’s R&D chief says he’s confident more cash will be pumped into laser weapons and new space capabilities.

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Saudis OK Billions in Arms Sales, Congress Not So Sure

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WASHINGTON: Even as Congress inches toward cutting off arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Riyadh’s grinding war in Yemen, the United States is preparing to ship $14.5 billion worth of arms to the increasingly embattled kingdom. Those weapons include “helicopters, tanks, ships, weapons, and training,” a… Keep reading →

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