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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.
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.

How Do You Measure a Revolution in Military Affairs?
February 11, 2021

How Do You Measure a Revolution in Military Affairs?

By Jacob Parakilas
Novel technologies hold out the prospect of fundamental changes in military effectiveness and strategy. The tricky part is understanding and communicating when those changes are coming.

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.
Militaries Are Planning for an Autonomous Revolution. What if the Tech Isn’t Up to It?
January 13, 2021

Militaries Are Planning for an Autonomous Revolution. What if the Tech Isn’t Up to It?

By Jacob Parakilas
The path to robust, reliable military autonomy is long and winding – with a lot of potential dead ends.

Remote Warfare – And How Video Games Might Help Understand It
December 15, 2020

Remote Warfare – And How Video Games Might Help Understand It

By Jacob Parakilas
Future operators may also need to be real-time strategy games adepts.

How the US Space Force Doctrine Paves the Way for Future Warfighting
November 18, 2020

How the US Space Force Doctrine Paves the Way for Future Warfighting

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The first doctrine for the new U.S. military branch answers some key questions -- and raises some more.

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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