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Campaign To Stop Killer Robots ‘Unethical’ & ‘Immoral’: Bob Work

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“They’re willing to say, ‘I’m willing to sacrifice the lives of American servicemen and women, I’m willing to take more civilian casualties … on the off chance that sometime in the future this weapon will exist.”

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Hill Battle Lifts Off Over Post-INF Missiles

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


A junior GOP congressman will challenge the Democratic House leadership to restore $96 million in funding for intermediate-ranged conventional missiles, cut by the Democratic majority for fear the new weapons would reignite an arms race that ended in 1987.

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HASC Adds NC3 Funds; Wants Talks With Russia, China

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


HASC calls on Pentagon for “near- and long-term plans and options to ensure resilience” of the nuclear command, control and communications network, including requirements for survivability and protection of the supply chain.

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Israelis Invest In New Artillery: ATMOS Mobile Howitzer

Posted by Arie Egozi on


The IDF plans to replace hundreds of aging American M109s with Elbit’s ATMOS, which is 50 percent made in the US.

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Are Russia & China Violating Nuke Test Ban Treaty?

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Officials from the National Security Council, Defense Intelligence Agency, and the State Department all hinted Moscow and Beijing are violating the treaty — only to retreat into vague statements when pressed.

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Poblete’s Resignation Weakens State’s Security Bench

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The resignation of Trump’s assistant secretary for arms control and verification weakens the State Department’s already shaky bench in arms control talks.

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A ‘Solarium’ For Hacking: Sen. King Launches Cyber Strategy Panel

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


With members from Congress, the executive branch, and the private sector, the commission plans to issue a final report by year’s end.

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Trump’s Arms Control Plan: Genius or Disingenuous?

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


A White House 180-degree turn on nuclear arms control inflicts whiplash on experts. What is real here?

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Theresa Hitchens Joins Breaking D, Just In Time For Space Symposium

Posted by Colin Clark on


Some 21 years ago I started work at Defense News, working for their brand new editor. Today, the redoubtable Theresa Hitchens, space pundit, NATO and nuclear war expert, former UN diplomat, and my longtime colleague joins Breaking Defense to report on space. Theresa will add the rest of Air Force under her wing over the… Keep reading →

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Should We Ban ‘Killer Robots’? Can We?

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The Pentagon insists it doesn’t want them. But could a global ban really rein in Russia or China?

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