(RealClear Defense) Many defense experts believe that defense spending has peaked and may decline in future years. This will intensify the longstanding competition for finite resources among the U.S. military services. In that climate, it will be more important than ever for the U.S. Marine Corps to understand and explain its unique contributions to national security.
A Beginner's Guide to Analyzing China's Military Tech
By Rick Joe, The Diplomat: "The Chinese military (People's Liberation Army, or PLA) has been receiving growing coverage and media interest over the past decade as China's national profile has grown and as new weapons systems have progressively become unveiled."
By Sydney Freedberg, Breaking Defense: "One of the savviest — and snarkiest — veterans of the Army acquisition system is warning her former colleagues that not all 31 of the service’s priority programs will survive."
Special Operations Command Made a Mind-Reading Kit For Elite Troops
By Patrick Tucker, Defense One: "The experimental tool is among several that aim to combine sensors and AI to give U.S. operators a new edge"
By Sarah White, RealClearDefense: “Mohammed Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, a former general is head of state, and charges against Hosni Mubarak have been dismissed—it's like 2011 all over again.”
By Hunter Hustus, War on the Rocks: "Will the U.S. Air Force have what it takes to win the air-to-air fight with China or Russia? The answer isn’t so simple."