Defense

Intelligence Community Search For A Large Language Model Poses Unique Challenges (The following guest essay explains technical challenges associated with developing an AI Large Language Model suitable for use by the intelligence community. The authors are chief executive officer and chief data scientist of Kingfisher Systems.) In a ...
Why The U.S. Needs A Third Site For National Missile Defense (From Forbes) The U.S. currently has two sites dedicated to defending the American homeland against ballistic missile attack. The major site is at Fort Greely in Alaska. A much smaller site is at Vandenberg AFB in California. The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency sa ...
Superhornets Strike Back. The World’s Just Watched A Turnaround In Tactics Worthy Of A Hollywood Thriller (From Fox News) On Thursday night, over 100 weapons struck 60 targets in 16 Houthi rebel areas across Yemen. The scope of the strike on 16 different areas tells me that U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) has been watching the Houthis and developing targets for months. At ...
What Would The U.S. Defense Posture Look Like In A Second Trump Presidency? (From Forbes) Former President Donald Trump has a decent shot at winning reelection in 2024. Contrary to popular perception, that would not portend an unpredictable presidency, at least when it comes to defense. Trump has bedrock convictions about war and peace that ...
America Will Have To Heavily Arm NATO’s Six Frontline States If Ukraine Falters—Especially Finland (From RealClearDefense) Amid the chaos of last year’s House of Representatives Speaker fight, Congressional aid to Ukraine became a casualty. When Kevin McCarthy, a supporter of the Ukraine war effort, was ousted, that support was not shared by his successors and several of h ...
Military Threats Are Growing, But Military Spending May Not Follow Suit (From Forbes) Military threats are growing steadily. The logical response would be to increase defense spending accordingly. However, four trends are converging to make that response less likely. First, the Pentagon has already received sizable after-inflation spend ...
Tanks Are Crucial To Ukraine’s Future Battlefield Success. The U.S. Needs To Provide Them. (From Forbes) Ukraine's offensive failed because it could not overcome entrenched Russian defenders. In the absence of decisive air power--which neither side possesses--the only way to penetrate such defenses is with massed armor. Kyiv has a collection of disparate ...
Ukraine Needs More M1 Abrams Tanks Now (From The National Interest) Despite predictions for a swift victory in Ukraine, first by Moscow and then by Kyiv, the war in Ukraine is becoming what should have been expected from the outset: a long and difficult slog. Having been pushed by its Western backers into conducting an ...
Next-Gen Interceptor Is Pentagon’s Only Option For Defeating Future North Korean ICBMs (From Forbes) North Korea's nuclear-weapons program is steadily advancing, including three successful tests of ICBMs this year. Building out a defense against this threat should be an urgent priority for the Pentagon, but in fact efforts have lagged. Now U.S. defend ...
Coalition Deploys US Navy’s Lethal Swiss Army Knife To Send A Message To Iran And China (From Fox News) Biden’s next move in the Red Sea wars is critical. If we "go to war" in the Mideast, it could be over Houthi hits on Red Sea shipping. "Regarding the Houthis, these attacks are reckless, dangerous, and they violate international law," Secretary of Defe ...
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