By Patrick Tucker, Defense One: "A protective coating of carbon nanotubes may help the Pentagon field warplanes and missiles that can survive the intense heat generated at five times the speed of sound."
China’s Achilles’ Heel When It Comes to Cyberspace
By Mark Pomerleau, Fifth Domain: "If “mutually assured cyber destruction" were to occur, one Marine Corps leader said, authoritarian nations such as China might have more to lose than the United States."
By Scott S. Haraburda, Small Wars Journal: "Recently, senior Army leaders demanded visualized access to massive amounts of data to enhance their decisionmaking, which quickly morphed into an ambition project called Army Leader Dashboard."
By Sydney Freedberg, Breaking Defense: "Despite rising budgets and high-level attention to electronic warfare, the Pentagon’s “efforts have been unfocused and are likely to fail,” warns a congressionally mandated study out today. What the US needs, the Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments report says, is a radically new approach that can outfox Russia and China."
By Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics: "Materials engineered at the atomic level will enable hypersonic weapons to survive punishing heat and stress."
By Gary Schmitt, RealClearDefense: “When The New York Times reported that Russia had likely deployed a nuclear-armed cruise missile in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.”
Future commanders will need to know how to use artificial intelligence to make decisions—including when not to trust it. But how do you decide?