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Battle robots, drown swarms, super soldiers, future battle strategies—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of defense.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFYxxdyzDio
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https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2019/04/what-insurgency-will-look-2030/156594/
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The author of “Ghost Fleet” has some guesses — and some questions that U.S. defenders will have to answer.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrGpMgf_16g&feature=youtu.be
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https://www.vice.com/en/article/evqqy7/the-future-of-war-is-autonomous-killer-robots-battling-to-the-death
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Just a quick update on how we're all going to die.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/nigeria-islamic-state-west-african-province-gains-steam
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The army, faced with deteriorating morale, is pulling back to 'supercamps' and leaving civilians and aid organizations vulnerable.
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https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/11/9/armenia-pm-says-signed-painful-deal-to-end-nagorno-karabakh-war
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Agreement includes deployment of peacekeepers and aims to end bitter, weeks-long conflict.
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https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/05/07/us-marine-f-35-squadron-will-deploy-british-aircraft-carrier-2021.html
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A Marine Corps F-35B squadron will make history by deploying aboard the British Royal Navy's newest carrier.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/us-military-get-hoverbikes-after-tie-uk-company-10332688.html
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The hoverbikes will be a new class of ‘Tactical Reconnaissance Vehicle’, the US Department of Defense says
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https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2019/12/29/new-in-2020-marines-move-to-greater-naval-integration-starting-with-training-changes/
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But naval integration goes beyond putting more Marines on ships.
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https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/414540-our-military-bases-are-not-ready-for-climate-change
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We don’t associate climate change with America’s military, yet Hurricane Michael showed us how very real that threat is.
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https://www.arabnews.com/node/1341746/saudi-arabia
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RIYADH: State-owned Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) signed an agreement with Spain’s Navantia to set up a joint venture in the Kingdom to build five warships, the state news agency SPA reported on Thursday. The deal is part of a wider framework agreed in April by Spain and Saudi Arabia for Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia to supply warships to the Gulf Arab
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/gulfs-smaller-states-use-their-wiles-fend-bigger-rivals
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Lacking the power of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the smaller countries in the Gulf look to the United States.
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https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/will-us-navy-submarines-be-armed-laser-weapons-115261
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How would that work?
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https://futurism.com/the-u-s-military-has-a-space-aggressor-squadron-trained-for-off-world-warfare
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The Space Aggressor squadrons train other military troops for war in space and determine how to best keep space assets like satellites secure.
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https://www.militarytimes.com/opinion/commentary/2018/07/18/commentary-heres-why-fighting-youth-obesity-is-a-matter-of-national-security/
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A retired two-star general on the intersection of obesity and military readiness.
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https://www.lawfareblog.com/persistent-engagement-agreed-competition-and-deterrence-cyberspace
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Michael P. Fischerkeller and Richard J. Harknett have recently produced excellent writing on persistent engagement, a central element of U.S. Cyber Command’s (USCYBERCOM’s)—and the nation’s—strategy for cyberspace.
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https://techcrunch.com/2015/05/30/the-war-on-crypto-terror/
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Governments are scared of software. This month, the Commerce Department proposed to classify "intrusion software" as dual-use civilian/military technology; the UK announced a law which will require "Google, Facebook and other internet giants" to "give British spies access to encrypted conversations"; and the Justice Department claimed APIs should be copyrightable.
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https://breakingdefense.com/2020/09/china-is-ahead-in-ship-missile-air-defense-tech-dod-report/
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"The report does not claim that China’s military is currently 10 feet tall," but "Beijing is working to overcome [its faults]," says Deputy Assistant Secretary for China, Chad Sbragia
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https://www.technologyreview.com/2019/05/02/65813/the-search-for-the-kryptonite-that-can-stop-crispr/
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In September 2016, Jennifer Doudna called a new colleague named Kyle Watters to her office. By then, the University of California, Berkeley, biochemist was famous as the coinventor of CRISPR. The invention of the fast and versatile tool to edit genes had vaulted her to global notoriety and to considerable wealth. She was the founder…
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https://interestingengineering.com/us-space-forces-first-offensive-weapon-is-a-satellite-jammer
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The U.S.' newest branch of the military has taken delivery of its first offensive weapon in its arsenal. The new weapon gives them the ability to take out enemy satellites with ease.
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https://interestingengineering.com/leaked-images-from-us-army-show-super-cannon-that-can-fire-at-1000-miles-away
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The U.S. Army has been working on a super cannon that could fire at ranges of more than 1,000 miles away, and now some concept images have been leaked for all to see what it may look like.