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Can NSA Stop China Copying Its Cyber Weapons?

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


China is copying malware the NSA has used against them. Is this preventable or is it an inherent weakness of cyber warfare?

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‘How Is Yoda?’: An Appreciation Of Andy Marshall

Posted by Andrew Krepinevich on


  Last year while in Japan for a meeting with senior defense and military leaders, the question most often posed to me was, “How is Yoda?” The questions were in reference to the nickname given to Andrew Marshall, arguably the foremost defense strategist of the past sixty years, who passed away this week at the… Keep reading →

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Helsinki Summit: What Can Trump & Putin Learn From Finland?

Posted by Robbin Laird on


Presidents Putin and Trump will meet soon in Helsinki.  At a time of uncertainty in the US-Russia relationship, the meeting is an important step forward in clarifying that relationship, one that should be not reduced to a Trump tweet or a Putin chess move. Where it is being held is significant. Helsinki was part of the… Keep reading →

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‘It’s Time To Wake Up’: Sen. McCain At Naval Academy

Posted by Colin Clark on


A clarion call. Our readers (being wise and smart) know what that means. Sen. John McCain issued one last night in a speech to the next generation of naval leaders at Annapolis. McCain’s words are aimed straight at the heart of the Republican Party and of our country: “We have to fight. We have to… Keep reading →

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Doyle’s Wrong: Bombers ARE Best For Nuclear Signaling

Posted by Adam Lowther on


The modernization of America’s nuclear weapons looms as one of the largest and most crucial set of strategic and spending decisions the American military faces over the next decade. A crucial element in this discussion is how does America best prove it can deliver these weapons — without annihilating certain portions of our globe —… Keep reading →

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Bye Bye U-2: CIA Legend Allen Predicts End Of Manned Reconnaissance

Posted by Richard Whittle on


WASHINGTON: “The world of manned reconnaissance is gone, and soon manned reconnaissance itself will be gone.” So says Charles E. Allen, whose opinion on such matters carries more weight than most. Charlie Allen joined the CIA in 1958 and spent the last seven of his 40 years there as assistant director of central intelligence for collection.… Keep reading →

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The Lessons of Hiroshima: We Still Need Nuclear Weapons

Posted by Blake McMahon on


A new era of warfare began when the United States dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima 70 years ago. While ordinary Japanese had grown used to seeing American bombers overhead, the hell on earth that was unleashed on August 6, 1945 eclipsed anything anyone had seen before. Estimates suggest that at least 90,000 of Hiroshima’s 380,000… Keep reading →

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