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Air Force Joins Army Parachuting Into InfoWar; Creates New Unified Subcommand

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The Air Force wants to develop information warfare capabilities to “deter malign activities from [the] information warfare level all the way up to conflict,” says Air Combat Command head Gen. Mike Holmes.

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Iraq: Proving Ground For Multi-Domain Battle

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


ARMY WAR COLLEGE: The brutal ground war in Iraq holds vital lessons for sophisticated future operations in the Pacific, Australian Maj. Gen. Roger Noble said today. Military pundits often draw a sharp distinction between what they consider low-tech warfare against irregular forces, as in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, and high-tech war against states like China… Keep reading →

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At Red Flag ‘It’s Tough To Be Legacy Aircraft In An LO World’

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WASHINGTON: “You get whacked a lot.” Those are the words of someone who should know, the leader of the aggressor squadron at Red Flag, the man who tries to kill U.S. forces. Lt. Col. Tyler Lewis, commander of the 57th Adversary Tactics Support Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, echoed comments we’ve heard before, that… Keep reading →

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Army Cyber Accelerates; Electronic Warfare Lags

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


PENTAGON: The Army is ahead of schedule building cyber teams — but its equally essential electronic warfare branch is lagging badly. Like a fiddler crab, one arm is much more developed than the other. While effective in the current fight against Daesh (aka ISIL), this unbalanced force would be at a severe disadvantage in future Multi-Domain Battles… Keep reading →

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Trump WH Makes It Official: Bigger Navy, Air Force & ‘End’ To Sequestration:

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WASHINGTON: Soon after President Donald Trump took the oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution,” the White House posted two documents declaring they would boost the size of the Navy and Air Force, increase our offensive and defensive cyber capabilities and end sequestration. In the first document, Making Our Military Strong Again, the Trump Administration… Keep reading →

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BAE Systems Inches Out In Public On Electronic Warfare

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FARNBOROUGH: For much of the last few years when one thought of electronic warfare, one tended to think of Raytheon. After all, they’re building the Next Generation Jammer, right? BAE Systems would like to change that and is beginning to take a guarded but more public stance. For years, Air Force officials have declined to… Keep reading →

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Thornberry Fears Bureaucracy Hamstrings Cyber Vs. Daesh

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: Why does the internet still work in Raqqa? That simple question about the Syrian capital of Daesh, the self-proclaimed Islamic State, posed today by retired fighter pilot Rep. Martha McSally, goes to the heart of how the military will use — or refrain from using — cyber weapons. It goes to deep suspicions that… Keep reading →

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Offensive Cyber In The Street Fight

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Cyber war is coming to the street fight. Just weeks ago, when the Army’s 1/1 Armored Brigade conducted both live and virtual wargames against a simulated enemy, the old-school treadheads had a revolutionary new ally: offensive cyber teams, with two to three specialists from Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER). Capabilities once restricted to national missions and strategic… Keep reading →

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47 Seconds From Hell: Last-Ditch Robotic Missile Defense

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WASHINGTON: In a report out this morning, CSBA scholars Bryan Clark and Mark Gunzinger argue that we don’t just need new technology and new tactics to confront the growing missile threats from China and Russia, though lasers, railguns, and hypervelocity projectiles are all useful. We need a different missile defense mindset than what we have today, one that trusts… Keep reading →

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Carter Details Cyber, Intel Strikes Against Daesh At NORTHCOM Ceremony

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PETERSEN AFB: As he welcomed America’s first female combatant commander, NORTHCOM‘s new leader Gen. Lori Robinson, Defense Secretary Ash Carter detailed publicly some of the cyber attacks against Daesh — what his deputy called “cyber bombs” — that US forces have launched in recent months. “We’re using these tools to deny the ability of ISIL leadership… Keep reading →

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