(Air Force Magazine) China’s military capacity will surpass that of US Indo-Pacific Command within the next few years unless American policy changes significantly, the top US official in the region said.
By Dan Gouré, RealClearDefense: “There are even greater challenges on AFC’s horizon. The Army needs to restructure itself into a force capable of conducting large-scale, high-intensity combat in two very different theaters."
Intuition, the City, and War
By Ian Klaus, Modern War Institute: " ... according to UN data, there are around one thousand urban agglomerations with populations of half a million or greater—and they remain difficult to know."
(Breaking Defense) The Army’s experimental Multi-Domain Task Force tested new tactics for Pacific conflict, hand-in-glove with the Marines, Air Force, and Australians.
(Defense News) The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, working with Israeli counterparts, test fired the newest generation of the Arrow-3 missile, meant to intercept incoming rockets at high altitude. Missiles fired from the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska in Kodiak. Arrow-3 is part of Israel’s layered defense system that also includes Iron Dome and David’s Sling.
(Breaking Defense) The Army’s three-star rapid capabilities chief is rushing to sign a contract on hypersonic missiles in three weeks, announced a new high-energy laser last week and just revealed a plan to build drone-killing microwave weapons — and he’s about to host an industry day asking innovators for even more ideas.
Hypersonics by the dozens: US industry faces manufacturing challenge
(Defense News) The U.S. military is just a few years from launching offensive hypersonic weapons under development and building those initial missiles is one thing. Manufacturing the weapons in multitude is another issue entirely.