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Meet The New Robot Army: Intelligent Machines That Could Usher In A New Era Of Autonomous Warfare Are Already Here

Meet the New Robot Army Intelligent machines that could usher in an era of autonomous warfare are already here ILLUSTRATION: ALEXANDER WELLS By Paul Scharre April 11, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET 27 COMMENTS In contemporary sci-fi—HBO’s “Westworld,” for example—sentient machines take up arms against humanity. In the real world, intelligent—and increasingly autonomous—robots are being created with […]

Forecasting The Future Of Warfare

David Maxwell:  “A long important read with important history (and a “scorecard”).” Excerpt: How Did We Do? You Decide.   I gave up command of the Army War College in the summer of 2000. Gen. Rick Shinseki, chief of staff at the time, kindly asked that I stay on active duty another six months to […]

The United States Is Preparing For The Wrong War

Excerpts.   There’s nothing wrong with rebuilding the United States’ conventional combat capacity. By all means, buy more fighter aircraft and navy ships. Spend more time training with artillery and tanks. Those weapons are needed to maintain deterrence and keep the peace. But don’t imagine that all this firepower will keep us safe. The United […]

North Korea Could Launch A Swarm Strike Using Tech Straight Out Of World War II

North Korea Could Launch a Swarm Strike Using Tech Straight out of World War II By Sebastien Roblin, View Original March 16th, 2018 The North Korean People’s Air Force is predominantly composed of Soviet jet designs from the 1950s, or at least their Chinese clones, plus a smaller number of aircraft from the 1970s and 1980s. However, the most numerous […]

Time For A Strategic Shift In U.S. Military Unmanned Systems

Excerpts: It is clear that the combination of their extensive use in the operational environment in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the robust funding stream described above, have spurred the fielding of highly capable unmanned aerial systems for Department of Defense as well as the Department of Navy, witness the RQ-4 Global Hawk, MQ-4C […]

Rise And Kill First:  The Secret History Of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations; And, What May Come Next

Rise And Kill First:  The Secret History Of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations; And, What May Come Next      Investigative journalist Ronen Bergman, is the author of a newly released book, “Rise And Kill First:  Israel’s Secret History Of Targeted Assassinations,” just published by Random House.  In addition to being an author, and investigative journalist, Mr. Bergman is […]

How China’s Cutting-Edge Drones Are Transforming The Nation How China’s cutting-edge drones are transforming the nation From monitoring pollution to displaying ‘fireworks’ to revolutionising farming, the sky’s the limit for these hi-tech flying machines PUBLISHED : Saturday, 12 August, 2017, 8:03pm UPDATED : Monday, 14 August, 2017, 10:50pm   A drone sprays pesticide on to a field in Jixian, northern China’s Shanxi […]

Pentagon Document Confirms Existence of Russian Doomsday Torpedo

Pentagon Document Confirms Existence of Russian Doomsday Torpedo Kanyon is designed to wipe out the enemy’s coastlines and make them unlivable for generations. By Kyle Mizokami Jan 16, 2018 724 Getty A key U.S. nuclear weapons document confirms that the Russian government is developing the most powerful nuclear weapon in more than a half century. A […]

Integrating Humans And Machines

Excerpts: Society is yet to reach the technological mastery of the robots described by Isaac Asimov and Phillip K. Dick. Nor has mankind achieved the levels of artificial intelligence shown in many films, starting with Kubrick’s masterpiece, 2001 A Space Odyssey or the cognitive augmentation described by John Scalzi in Old Man’s War. But a […]

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, And Pink Flamingoes To Watch In 2018

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, and Pink Flamingoes to Watch in 2018 View Original December 28th, 2017 While driving along the shore of Lake Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island in September 2011, I saw them for the first time. Black Swans. My wife and I pulled over, jumped out, and spent a half […]