(C4ISRNET) In July 2018, a remotely piloted aircraft – the MQ-9B SkyGuardian – flew from the United States to the United Kingdom, landing after a 24-hour trans-Atlantic flight using the same routes as manned aircraft.
By Connie Lee, National Defense Magazine: " “One thing that industry, academia, other government agencies inside the department [and] our combatant commanders are all screaming about is, ‘Who's in charge?’ Because nobody's in charge,” said Chris O'Donnell, deputy assistant secretary of defense for platform and weapon portfolio management."
Sun Tzu said all warfare is based on deception. Today, that means electronic deception.
The potential threat from Chinese batteries will only grow as Beijing continues to militarize small islands outside of its territorial waters, claiming them as their own.
(Defense News) Defending the Pacific region requires seamless integration between the U.S. military services, but that requires a joint force concept aimed at deterring near-peer competitors across all domains, according to military leaders in charge of strategy and concept development, who spoke Sept. 4 at the Defense News Conference.
By Oriana Pawlyk, Military.com: “The Pentagon is shelving a directed-energy program it was hoping to use in space to destroy enemy intercontinental ballistic missiles in their boost phase."
(Defense News) If the U.S. wants to maintain its military edge over competitors Russia and China, it has to be smart with how it invests its relatively limited research and development funds.
The Great Duality and the Future of the Army: Does Technology Favor the Offensive or Defensive? by Robert Scales
By Christopher Wooding, Grounded Curiosity: "The rise of cyber warfare today challenges Clausewitz’s notion of the centrality of violence to the nature of war. It does so because the evolution of technology has enabled the potential for non-violent forms of conflict."
‘Soft Power’ Relies on U.S. Military
By Hal Brands, Bloomberg: "As the U.S. transitions into an era characterized by prolonged twilight struggles — competitions in the space between peace and war — against multiple rivals, entities such as State, the Agency for International Development, and the Commerce and Treasury Departments will increasingly be on the front lines of American policy, with U.S. military power playing its essential role in the background."