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‘Desperate Need For Speed’ As Army Takes On Chinese, Russian, ISIS Info Ops

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The Army wants to move much faster in cyberspace against espionage, subversion, and disinformation — but that means accepting higher risks.

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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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Know Your Enemy: Lockheed Touts ‘Intelligence-Driven’ Cybersecurity

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If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the outcome of one hundred battles — Sun Tzu ROCKVILLE, MD: In a bland office building 30 minutes from the Pentagon, a wall-mounted screen shows, in real time, every suspicious email and LinkedIn request sent to employees of Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest… Keep reading →

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Electronic Warfare Trumps Cyber For Deterring Russia

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CENTER FOR STRATEGIC & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES: NATO’s plans to defend the Baltic States are “inadequate” because they don’t take full account of Russia’s electronic warfare capabilities, a leading expert warns. The Russians are hardly invincible, Roger McDermott emphasized at CSIS on Monday. The story of them “shutting down” the Aegis radar on the USS Cook… Keep reading →

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No Safe Place In Next War: The Army’s Expanded Battlefield

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What if the next war starts, not with a gunshot, but with a tweet? As tensions rise, US troops discover their families’ names, faces, and home addresses have been posted on social media as they prepare to deploy, along with exhortations to kill the fascists/imperialists/infidels (pick one). Trolls call them late at night with death… Keep reading →

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Is Trump, Information Warrior, Key To Defeating Daesh (ISIL)?

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President-elect Trump has promised to destroy Daesh. If Trump wants to avoid being the third Administration in succession to sink into the morass of the Middle East, it is essential to first ask what declaring victory would look like. Part of the West’s challenge is rooted in that Daesh is a brand inside a religion and… Keep reading →

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Mattis Says Prez-Elect Supports F-35 After Trump Sort Of Bangs F-35 Again

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UPDATED: Mattis Says: Trump “Has In No Way Shown A Lack Of Support For The F-35 Program” WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump said more than 144 characters about the F-35 program today at his first press conference since being elected president, and Lockheed Martin appeared to have had little reason to be happy. But there are other… Keep reading →

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2017 Forecast: Air Force Faces Intense Trump Scrutiny

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ARLINGTON: The Air Force got blasted from Donald Trump’s bully pulpit before the President-Elect was even inaugurated. It looks like 2017 — the youngest service’s 70th year — will be full of presidential turbulence. [We rolled out our crystal balls for our 2017 forecast. Click to read the whole series.] Outgoing Air Force Secretary Deborah… Keep reading →

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2017 Forecast: Trump Is The Navy’s Best Friend

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WASHINGTON: Of the four armed services, the Navy seems set for the smoothest sailing under Donald Trump. The President-Elect’s pro-Russian sentiments cast doubt on the US Army’s main mission, even as he seeks to swell the service’s ranks. His personal intervention in programs like Air Force One and the F-35 has alarmed the Air Force.… Keep reading →

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‘Let It Be An Arms Race’: Our Nuclear Adversaries Have Already Started

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President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter on December 22 to say “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.” He later called MSNBC TV host Mika Brzezinski and reportedly said, “Let it be an arms race. We will outmatch them… Keep reading →

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