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The Nuclear Option: Long Range Strike & The Case For Dual-Use

Date Posted:  10/29/2015

The Air Force is also considering whether or not to pursue a new air-launched cruise missile (ALCM). The new ALCM – known in defense circles as the long-range standoff (LRSO) weapon – would possess advanced capabilities to increase the chances of success and against modern air defenses. Like the new bombers that may one day empl...

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Integrating Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems into Non-Segregated Airspace

Date Posted:  10/16/2015

By Major André Haider, DEU Army, JAPCC
By Laura Samsó, ESP, Centurion Technologies Consulting LLC

In recent years, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) have been the aviation industry’s most dynamic growth sector and this trend is expected to continue. Market studies estimate that worldwide spending on RPAS will nearly double over the next decade, totalling almost $91 billion in the next ten years.1<...

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Assessing Chinese Aerospace Training & Operational Competence

Date Posted:  10/15/2015

Inaugural 2015 China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI) Conference, entitled Assessing Chinese Aerospace Training & Operational Competence. My associates and I are delighted that you joined us for what promises to be an informative and thought-provoking day devoted to learning more and sharing views on Chinese aerospace capabilities.

We are joined today by individuals from government, think tanks, and ...


The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones

The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones, by Benjamin Wittes and Gabriella Blum. Basic Books, 2015, 366 pp., $29.99.

Military doctrine in the Unites States asserts that although the character of war can be affected by many factors including technology, the nature of war is enduring. Military academies and war colleges across the world often explore this relationship, yet the nature of peace is typically explored less thoroughly. With The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones, Benjamin Wittes and Gabriella Blum have developed a thoughtful argument that emerging technologies have fundamentally changed the nature of peace in the twenty-first century. The authors describe the threat posed as “tec... Read Full Review