Category Air Force

Project Maven To Deploy Computer Algorithms To War Zone By Year’s End

Project Maven To Deploy Computer Algorithms To War Zone By Year’s End By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media Activity By Contact Author, View Original July 21st, 2017 WASHINGTON, July 21, 2017 — Winning wars with computer algorithms and artificial intelligence were among the topics that Defense Department intelligence officials discussed during a recent Defense One Tech Summit […]

The Generals Can’t Save Us — And We Shouldn’t Want Them To

Excerpts: But relying on generals to determine questions of war and peace creates unrealistic — and troubling — expectations for those same generals to craft policy and oversee, unchecked, a military that was intentionally designed to follow the command of a civilian.   Nowhere were these civil-military relations issues more evident than in the aftermath […]

The Privatization Of Security Is Coming. The U.S. Must Start Preparing For It

Excerpt: With a long tradition of citizen soldiers, the United States has normally been skeptical of mercenaries. But the idea of outsourcing security operations has cropped up in the past. In the early 1990s, Rod Paschall, a retired U.S. Army colonel and former Delta Force commander, argued that the United States should hire former special […]

AI Could Revolutionize War As Much As Nukes

Excerpts: The Harvard report recommends that the National Security Council, DoD, and State Department should start studying now what internationally agreed-on limits ought to be imposed on AI. Miles Brundage, who researches the impacts of AI on society at the University of Oxford, says there’s reason to think that AI diplomacy can be effective—if countries […]

Making The Most Of Special Operations Forces

Excerpts: In the 75 years since the creation of the United States’ first special operations forces, the achievements of those forces have built up popular confidence in their capabilities to such an extent that their success is often taken for granted. The recounting of their numerous triumphs, however, can easily obscure the historical reality that […]

Unusual High-Altitude Spy Plane Appears At Special Operations Exercise

Unusual High-Altitude Spy Plane Appears At Special Operations Exercise · by Joseph Trevithick · July 17, 2017 German company Grob only ever made five G 520s and one showed up for drills in Indiana. By Joseph Trevithick North Vernon Municipal Airport SHARE The U.S. military, including the U.S. Coast Guard, has a long history of operating high-flying surveillance aircraft […]

U.S. General Warns Of Out-Of-Control Killer Robots

U.S. General Warns Of Out-Of-Control Killer Robots By Ryan Browne, View Original July 18th, 2017 (CNN)America’s second-highest ranking military officer, Gen. Paul Selva, advocated Tuesday for “keeping the ethical rules of war in place lest we unleash on humanity a set of robots that we don’t know how to control.” Selva was responding to a question […]

Withdrawing From Overseas Bases: Why A Forward-Deployed Military Posture Is Unnecessary, Outdated, and Dangerous

The comments below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP, David Maxwell:  A very long read though it is worth the time of those who think about these issues.   Although I am a die hard supporter of forward basing this paper makes […]

POTUS Trump To Nominate Key Admin Personnel — Including USD(I)

Note VADM Kernan for USD(I) President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent To Nominate Personnel To Key Administration Posts President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: Peter Henry Barlerin of Colorado to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America […]

Cutting Cyber Command’s Umbilical Cord To The NSA

Cutting Cyber Command’s Umbilical Cord To The NSA · July 17, 2017 July 17, 2017 | General Michael Hayden General Michael Hayden Former Director, CIA and NSA Despite the many logistical and operational challenges of a transition, many acknowledge that U.S. Cyber Command must eventually separate from the National Security Agency. According to news reports, the Trump […]