September 09, 2021
Will Lasers Change War?
By Jacob Parakilas
The first iterations of laser weapons will most likely serve to preserve the existing hierarchy of battlefield weapons. But as they grow more sophisticated, they may come to have the opposite effect.
April 02, 2020
Countering China’s Laser Offensive
By Patrick M. Cronin and Ryan D. Neuhard
China’s military and paramilitary forces have been employing lasers with increasing frequency since at least 2018.
December 14, 2013
The Devastating Effects of Nuclear War in South Asia
By Ankit Panda
A few security and defense links to kick off the weekend.
April 10, 2013
Star Trek Meets the U.S. Navy
The U.S. Navy announced at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition to deploy for the first time a solid-state laser aboard a ship in FY 2014.
January 15, 2013
Lasers: Asia's Coming "Sci-Fi" Arms Race
More and more direct-energy weapons appear to be the wave of the future.