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#DefOneSummit Day; USAF wants flight-line robots; $700B defense bill moves ahead; Guess who won US spies’ face-recognition contest?; and just a bit more...

November 9, 2017 It’s Defense One Summit day! Join us for our 5th annual Defense One Summit, happening right now in Washington. Broadly speaking, we’ll be discussing “geopolitical power shifts around the globe” over the past 12 months, and how all of that links up with the future of American and global security....

China greets Trump with pomp; Russia says it will field a robot tank; The $6 trillion wars; Dempsey on 280-character tweets; and just a bit more...

November 8, 2017 President Trump was met with jumping children, an honor guard and a marching band on his arrival to Beijing today in a ceremony the Associated Press called “elaborate even by China’s lavish standards.” From the tarmac: “The president and first lady appeared pleased, smiling and accepting flower bouquets, with Trump...

Trump invites N. Korean deal; Crackdown may boost Saudi arms industry; USAF failed to blacklist Texas shooter; DepSecDef pushes ‘elastic computing’; and just a bit more...

November 7, 2017 Trump’s change of tone, sort of. President Trump offered perhaps his most substantial olive branch to the North Koreans yet in remarks from Seoul this morning during a visit the New York Times wrote “appeared choreographed to avoid potentially inflammatory moments that might alarm its close military ally.” The scene:...

Church massacre in Texas; Saudi crown prince detains elites; Trump in Asia; Green Beret killed in Afghanistan; and just a bit more...

November 6, 2017 The largest mass-shooting in Texas history happened Sunday morning, killing 26 — including at least eight members of one family, and more than half of those present for worship. In a matter of hours, authorities identified a deceased U.S. Air Force veteran as behind the violence in Sutherland Springs, Texas...

Trump heads to Asia; Navy collisions and robot ships; Can hybrid threats finally get NATO, EU to team up? A crazy helo-truck; and just a bit more...

November 3, 2017 President Trump’s Asia trip begins today, taking him first to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, before setting off to Japan on Sunday and South Korea two days later. The president will be visiting troops on each stop until he makes it to China next Wednesday. The agenda for his trip is an...

US drone war may expand; ISIS & the NYC attack; Google chief says China will pass US in AI; DARPA’s new hypersonic work; and just a bit more...

November 2, 2017 America’s drone war may be about to expand to Niger — a move that would raise to eight the number of countries in which the U.S. drops bombs to kill bad guys. Niger’s defense minister has formally requested the U.S. military bring in armed drones to fight various insurgents and...

Terror in New York; Beijing, Seoul make nice; ISIS claims Kabul attack; CBO puts 3-decade nuke cost at $1.2 trillion; and just a bit more...

November 1, 2017 Driver kills 8 in Manhattan. New York Times: He drove “a pickup truck down a crowded bike path along the Hudson River in Manhattan on Tuesday, killing eight people and injuring 11 before being shot by a police officer in what officials are calling the deadliest terrorist attack on New...

Mattis, Tillerson say no new AUMF needed; Benghazi suspect captured; N. Korea stole S. Korea warship plans; New funds pledged for Sahel fight; and just a bit more...

October 31, 2017 The U.S. military doesn’t need any new authorization to fight dozens of groups in at least 19 countries — and “any attempt to place time limits or geographical constraints in a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force could cripple efforts to fight terrorists,” President Donald Trump’s secretaries of...

US soldier dies in helicopter crash; The ISIS effect, seen from space; “Conspiracy Against the United States”; A glimpse inside the cancelled Marvel/Northrop comic; and a bit more...

October 30, 2017 A U.S. Army warrant officer died this weekend in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan’s Logar province, the coalition announced Saturday. Eighteen-year Army veteran, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jacob Sims, was killed on Friday and six others were wounded. Sims was from Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, based...

Mattis in Korea: ‘Our goal is denuclearization’; How NATO preps for info war; Pentagon’s IED hunters take on UAVs; The video game that could reshape the Army; and just a bit more...

October 27, 2017 "Our goal is not war, but rather the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said today from the demilitarized zone on the Korean peninsula. North Korean soldiers were up to their usual photobombing tactics, this time (as before) breaking out the binos...