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Welcome to the Fog of More
April 09, 2021

Welcome to the Fog of More

By Jacob Parakilas
There’s a deeper problem with how we perceive the world than misinformation, disinformation, and propaganda: it’s that we expect that big data means better understanding.

Robot Dogs to Have Their Day — on Florida Base
April 03, 2021

Robot Dogs to Have Their Day — on Florida Base

By Abhijnan Rej
The Tyndall Air Force Base inducted semi-autonomous robotic patrol dogs in base security role in the third week of March.
What Would Technology for Peace Actually Look Like?
April 02, 2021

What Would Technology for Peace Actually Look Like?

By Jacob Parakilas
Defense technology columns spend a lot of time looking at how emerging technology will shape the future of war. Could technology reshape peace as well?

What’s Missing in the New Cold War Stories?
March 24, 2021

What’s Missing in the New Cold War Stories?

By Jacob Parakilas
Many are warning of how China might win a war with the U.S. But they play down the much more likely way the two could damage each other’s interests.

US Defense Secretary Notes Climate Change Focus in Message to Force
March 06, 2021

US Defense Secretary Notes Climate Change Focus in Message to Force

By Abhijnan Rej
Lloyd Austin’s message foregrounds one of the key priorities of the Biden administration for the military.

Is an “Alliance of Alliances” Around AI Feasible?
March 03, 2021

Is an “Alliance of Alliances” Around AI Feasible?

By Jacob Parakilas
The newly released final report of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence is rich in recommendations. But operationalizing them may be trickier.

Commandos Confront a World After the Forever War
February 25, 2021

Commandos Confront a World After the Forever War

By Jacob Parakilas
As great power competition rises to the fore – and counterterrorism operations recede into the background – U.S. special forces will have to adapt.
Bloat and Warfare
February 17, 2021

Bloat and Warfare

By Jacob Parakilas
Canada’s new frigates are the size of cruisers, and indicative of a wider trend toward ever-more complicated and expensive weapons.

Fiction and Consequences: War in Art and the Art of War
January 27, 2021

Fiction and Consequences: War in Art and the Art of War

By Jacob Parakilas
When it comes to depictions of the future of war, art doesn’t have to be particularly sophisticated to say something worth thinking about.

Swarms of Glory
November 18, 2020

Swarms of Glory

By Jacob Parakilas
Sooner or later, swarms of autonomous weapons are likely to transform militaries. But how long will they take to transform our relationship to weapons and armed violence?

Fighting Tomorrow’s Wars with Yesterday’s Rifle
November 03, 2020

Fighting Tomorrow’s Wars with Yesterday’s Rifle

By Jacob Parakilas
The basic design of small arms has been stable for decades, even as other warfighting technologies have undergone revolutions. How much longer can that be true?
Imagination, Probability, and War
October 29, 2020

Imagination, Probability, and War

By Jacob Parakilas
Artificial intelligence may help us make sense of large, complex questions, but imagining the future of war needs to remain a fundamentally human exercise.

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