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A Glimpse Of Warfare’s Future, Today

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: Building seamless ties between US and allied forces is a dream long held and oft delayed. Allowing a friendly foreign commander to call in pinpoint US airstrikes simply, reliably and quickly with a phone is exactly the kind of military miracle science fiction and military visionaries have dreamt of since at least the late… Keep reading →

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Turn Off That iPhone, Commandant Tells Marines

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: Marines, turn off your iPhone and dig yourself a foxhole. That’s the Commandant’s message to young troops, based on embarrassing experiences in recent exercises. As cheap drones and other surveillance technologies spread worldwide, said Gen. Robert Neller, US forces must re-learn how to hide — both physically and electronically — from increasingly tech-savvy adversaries. “We’ve… Keep reading →

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Gen. Hoss Cartwright Talks Immigration, Cyber, China & Afghans With iPhones

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: The cheerfully controversial James “Hoss” Cartwright, retired vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke Friday in an intimate and academic setting that allowed the retired Marine Corps fighter pilot to muse aloud about subjects from the Civil War to quantum computing, from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (he’s a skeptic) to aircraft carriers… Keep reading →

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NSA Ready To Launch Classified Mobile Device Service

Posted by Henry Kenyon on


The National Security Agency is launching a mobile device capability at the end of this year that will allow its personnel to securely access classified information with their smartphones and tablet computers. The program, which is a joint effort with the Defense Information Systems Agency, could potentially provide the military services with similar secure information… Keep reading →

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Beyond The Blackberry: Army Test Issues 200 Top Leaders Androids, iPhones, & Galaxies

Posted by Henry Kenyon on


Top military officials are finally getting a chance to see first hand how tablet computers and smartphones other than their trusted BlackBerrys might work in the line of duty. As part of previously undisclosed program, 200 mobile devices – including iPads, iPhones, Samsung Galaxy tablets and smartphones – have been issued to senior military personnel:… Keep reading →

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