Category Drones

CSPAN Discussion On Spies, Their Tradecraft And Foibles; And Perhaps The Greatest Spy Writer Ever — David Cornwell, Alias…John le Carre

CSPAN Discussion On Spies, Their Tradecraft And Foibles; And Perhaps The Greatest Spy Writer Ever — David Cornwell, Alias…John le Carre www.fortunascorner.com The National Book Festival was recently held at the Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C., and the topic was about spying, spies, and John le Carre. This was the eighteenth annual such convention, with John Haskel […]

SOCOM Is Asking To See All Kinds Of Drones, Some For Delivering Blood To The Battlefield

SOCOM Is Asking To See All Kinds Of Drones, Some For Delivering Blood To The Battlefield www.tampabay.comView OriginalSeptember 4th, 2018 On a far-flung battlefield, 100 miles from the nearest treatment center, a Navy corpsman signals for a small drone to bring life-saving blood to a wounded commando. Meanwhile, a tiny drone shaped like a bug […]

Special Ops Command To Hold Flyoff Of Tiny Drones

Special Ops Command To Hold Flyoff Of Tiny Drones breakingdefense.com · by Paul McLeary A young Marine reaches out for a hand-launched drone. WASHINGTON: Special Operations Command is asking drone makers to bring a slew of new technologies down to Florida in November to assess a range of novel gear, and they’re particularly interested in tiny drones: […]

What’s In The New NDAA

David Maxwell Wrote: “A fairly comprehensive treatment (of a document that I am sure could be a thousand pages).Korea highlights:” What’s in the New NDAA By Scott R. Anderson, www.lawfareblog.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event at Fort […]

Approaching A “New Normal”: What the Drone Attack In Venezuela Portends

Excerpts: Approaching a “New Normal”: What the Drone Attack in Venezuela Portends Colin P. Clarke By Fpri Scholars, www.fpri.orgView OriginalAugust 13th, 2018 When two drones, each equipped with a kilogram of powerful plastic explosives, were used on August 4 to attempt to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, it may have ushered in a foreboding new era—terrorism by unmanned aircraft. […]

America Is Not Ready for Exploding Drones

America Is Not Ready for Exploding Drones An apparent assassination attempt in Venezuela shows how technology is moving faster than governments can counter it. BY KATHY GILSINANASSOCIATE EDITOR AT THE ATLANTIC, THE ATLANTIC By Read, www.defenseone.comView Original Venezolana de Television via AP AA Font size + Print Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was intoning something about economic renewal, flanked by his […]

The Darker Shade Of Gray: A New War Unlike Any Other

David Maxwell Comment:  “The money quote from Nate is in the second paragraph here.  We should heed his words (and read the entire Q&A Essay):”     The next wave of unconventional warlike aggression against the United States and its allies is well-underway. Elite U.S. leadership has been warned about the strategic hazards of effective […]

Emergent Technology, Military Advantage, And The Character Of Future War

Conclusion: Advanced militaries are only just beginning to perceive some of the different factors that may, in time, come to shape the character of future wars. Despite their best efforts, no nation-state can ever be fully prepared for the character of the next war. As such, the potential military applications of emergent technology should not […]

Pentagon Rolls Out Major Cyber, AI Strategies This Summer

Pentagon Rolls Out Major Cyber, AI Strategies This Summer breakingdefense.com · by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. A DISA schematic of the Department of Defense Information Networks (DoDIN). ARLINGTON: The Pentagon is “weeks” away from rolling out official strategies on cyberspace, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence that will create new capabilities and funding streams, the acting deputy CIO said this morning. “Soon to […]

Two New Books Discuss The History Of “When Spies Took To The Skies,” Reviewed By Edward Kosner

Two New Books Discuss The History Of “When Spies Took To The Skies,” Reviewed By Edward Kosner   http://www.fortunascorner.com        There are two new books out on “the spies who took to the skies,” during the heyday of the Cold War with the Soviet Union: “Brotherhood Of Spies,” by Monte Reel; and, “Above And Beyond,” by Casey […]