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How US Special Operators Helped Take Down Joseph Kony’s Army With Tailored Messages

October 18, 2017 In 2011, the Obama administration had a big problem. A violent rebel group called the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, led by warlord Joseph Kony, was terrorizing portions of South Sudan, the Congo, the Central African Republic, and particularly Uganda. Kony had kidnapped more than 60 children, many of whom...

How US Special Operators Helped Take Down Joseph Kony’s Army With Tailored Messages

October 17, 2017 In 2011, the Obama administration had a big problem. A violent rebel group called the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, led by warlord Joseph Kony, was terrorizing portions of South Sudan, the Congo, the Central African Republic, and particularly Uganda. Kony had kidnapped more than 60 children, many of whom...

Trump Administration Gambles On Iran Nuclear Deal

October 13, 2017 The Trump Administration rolled out a new Iran strategy today, aiming to set up new negotiations to strengthen parts of the 2015 deal that put a hold on Iranian nuclear-weapons development. Among its long-expected tenets: declining to certify Tehran’s compliance with the deal, which will undermine it to considerable degree...

Armed Ground Robots Could Join the Ukrainian Conflict Next Year

October 10, 2017 Ukrainian military leaders and defense industry officials showed off their experimental Phantom robot on Monday at the Association of the U.S. Army show in Washington, D.C. It has an extendable frame that can be outfitted with treads like a tank or with six wheels, and armed with anti-tank weapons, grenade...

How the US Army is Preparing to Fight Hybrid War in 2030

October 9, 2017 The U.S. Army’s new draft strategy for 2025 to 2040 expects enemies to attack ever more lethally in multiple domains — land, sea, air, space, and online — while blurring the distinction between peace and war. To meet these foes, the strategy says, the Army of the future must be...

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Pentagon: We’ll Keep Buying Software That Russian Spies have Looked Through

October 6, 2017 In June, Reuters reported that several defense contractors, including IBM, Cisco, and Germany’s SAP, had allowed the FSBto inspect key aspects of the source code for various software products. In October, Reuters added to the list an HP Enterprise product called ArcSight, described as “a cybersecurity nerve center for much...

Pentagon: We’ll Keep Buying Software That Russian Spies have Looked Through

October 6, 2017 In June, Reuters reported that several defense contractors, including IBM, Cisco, and Germany’s SAP, had allowed the FSBto inspect key aspects of the source code for various software products. In October, Reuters added to the list an HP Enterprise product called ArcSight, described as “a cybersecurity nerve center for much...

US Army Chief Announces Major Reorganization For How Army Develops, Buys Weapons

October 6, 2017 The U.S. Army is about to launch a reorganization to streamline and centralize the buying, building, replacing and testing of weapons and equipment, according to a letter released Friday to general officers by Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley. A more formal announcement of the effort is expected during the...

Pentagon: We’ll Keep Buying Software That Russian Spies have Looked Through

October 5, 2017 In June, Reuters reported that several defense contractors, including IBM, Cisco, and Germany’s SAP, had allowed the FSB to inspect key aspects of the source code for various software products. In October, Reuters added to the list an HP Enterprise product called ArcSight, described as “a cybersecurity nerve center for...

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DARPA-Funded Radar Lets Planes See Through Smoke and Clouds

October 3, 2017 For nearly a year, oil fires billowed smoke into the air above the Iraqi city of Mosul, set by Islamic State fighters to obscure their movements from coalition forces closing in on the city. Last week, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, announced a breakthrough in the decades-old...