By Jon Harper, National Defense Magazine: “The United States and several European nations are pursuing next-generation fighters. While many details are closely held or are still being fleshed out, a picture is starting to emerge of the capabilities they will possess."
Raytheon Unveils New Air-to-Air Missile Design
By Aaron Mehta, Defense News: “Raytheon has announced the development of a new air-to-air missile, one it claims will be half the size of current weapons but achieve greater speed and maneuverability.”
By Dan Gouré, RealClearDefense: “There is a new urgency to the search for cost-effective counters to the growing threat posed by unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or drones. Large, high-flying UASs can be countered by anti-aircraft systems, although this is an expensive solution."
Rhinestone-Covered Icons at "Russia's Los Alamos" by Anya Loukianova Fink
TNSR: Book Review Roundtable: Russian Nuclear Orthodoxy by Anya Loukianova Fink, Brad Roberts, Irina du Quenoy, Olga Oliker, and Jon Askonas
By Zachary Kallenborn, War on the Rocks: "Why does the United States have so many nukes?"
Lockheed Martin’s Kim Ponders, who’s done much to help me understand the concepts and some of the technology behind Multi-Domain Command and Control (MDC2), explains what the company is doing and answers one crucial question: Is Multi Domain just another Pentagon buzzword.
The Political Aim in War and the American Civil-Military Divide
By Donald Stoker, Modern War Institute: “In war there is nothing more important than understanding the political objective or objectives of the combatants involved. This is the why of the war; the reasons the warring states and insurrectionist groups such as Islamic State spill blood and spend treasure."
The U.S. Needs to Choose Its Battles Carefully
By Rod Lyon, The Strategist (ASPI): “Alongside a set of companion documents—the national security strategy, the nuclear posture review and the missile defence review—the NDS outlined the strategic core of the Trump administration’s thinking about defence policy."