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Army Secretary Stresses Rapid Deployment, Information Warfare

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These are huge strategic challenges — and Ryan McCarthy is emphasizing them more than any of his predecessors in at least a decade.

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Massive NATO Wargame Seeks To Shore Up Fraying Alliance

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More collective defense cooperation will be on display at the massive AUSA 2019 conference, attended by 92 different nations, including the chief generals of 13 armies.

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Target, Kaliningrad: EUCOM Puts Putin On Notice

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The threat of long-range missile launchers in the Russian enclave is driving the Air Force to develop new tactics for multi-domain attack and dispersed defense.

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Army Multi-Domain Wargame Reveals C2 Shortfalls

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In a massive simulated conflict, the human players adapted rapidly to futuristic technologies and tactics. But their command-and-control software couldn’t keep up.

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A Secure Network Is Not Enough, Cyber Wargames Show

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If a hacker shuts off a base’s electricity or stops spare parts from arriving on time, they can sabotage a military mission without ever attacking a military network.

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Beyond Chinook: Army Secretary Challenges Industry To Revolutionize Heavy Lift

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A light scout and a mid-size transport remain Army aviation’s top two priorities, Secretary Mark Esper said, but industry needs to start thinking about the next heavy-lift aircraft and stop fighting against cuts to the venerable CH-47.

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Simulating A Super Brain: Artificial Intelligence In Wargames

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It’s one thing to wargame the impact of faster jets, bigger bombs, or tougher tanks. But how do you simulate something that’s smarter than you are?

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US ‘Gets Its Ass Handed To It’ In Wargames: Here’s A $24 Billion Fix

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Warships sink. Bases burn. F-35s die on the runway. Can $24 billion a year — 3.3 % of the Pentagon budget — fix the problem?

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CNO Wants More Cyber, IW in Navy’s Wargames

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WASHINGTON: The Navy needs to increase both the number and complexity of its wargames, the service’s top admiral said Wednesday, citing rapid advances being made by competitors in cyber and information warfare tactics that will muddy and confuse future battlefields. While Adm. John Richardson didn’t provide any details to flesh out his thinking during an… Keep reading →

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Beyond 386 Squadrons: AFWIC’s Four Futures For The Air Force

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“AFWIC was told to inform and try to shape the ’20 POM,” Fantini told reporters, but that 2020-2024 budget plan is due out in February and was already largely locked down. “But the ’21 POM,” he said, it’s “game on.”

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