Dedicated adversaries, as well as professional journalists, curious scholars, and eager hobbyists, now are able to track military operations around the globe with unprecedented granularity using open-source intelligence—"intelligence” that comes ...
By General John Allen, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), and Amir Husain
Artificial intelligence and autonomous systems will disrupt the traditional calculation of military power. To adapt, the United States must stay nimble and ramp up investments in learning, research, and development.
New technologies have brought about new opportunities and threats to military strategy. Historically, the United States has been able to outpace its adversaries by providing elegant and expensive solutions to ...
By Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Vince Patton, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired), Special Operations Chief Mike Vollmer, U.S. Navy Reserve, and Lieutenant Commander Grant Thomas, U.S. Coast Guard
Military youth programs like the Naval Sea Cadet Corps help build the nation’s future leaders. Active-duty and reserve units should support these programs.
Modern warfare is trending toward the use of unmanned vehicles, especially unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Although UAVs are considered the cutting edge of new technology, the Navy began making serious ...
By Lieutenant Commander Yusuke Saito, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
There is room for more cooperation between NATO and Japan. Japan contributes financial support for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and for reconstruction and development efforts in Afghanistan ...
By Commander Jim Lewis and Captain Robby Harris, U.S. Navy (Retired)
The recent three-month deployment of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) has been heralded as an example of “operational unpredictability.” We applaud this surprisingly short deployment and ...
By Lieutenant Andrea N. Goldstein, U.S. Navy Reserve
Recently, a male colleague asked me why female officers get so incensed over our uniforms, “Shouldn’t you be worrying about real issues?”By dismissing the concerns of service members whose experience ...
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