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Battle robots, drown swarms, super soldiers, future battle strategies—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of defense.

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https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a23875112/us-army-first-weapon-lasers/
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Popular Mechanics
The service is trying to introduce lasers weapons where it makes sense to deploy them--for now.
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https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2019/02/pentagon-thinks-ai-could-help-troops-telepathically-control-machines/154929/
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NextGov
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking to build artificial intelligence into neural interfaces to let humans control machines with the...
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https://www.rand.org/pubs/perspectives/PE296.html
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RAND Corporation
This Perspective -- part of a series examining critical security challenges in 2040 -- is the culmination of a series of workshops examining possible outcomes regarding the influence of advanced computing and artificial intelligence on nuclear security.
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https://video.vice.com/en_us/video/the-dawn-of-killer-robots/55cb6d5923652a5532d4fb3c
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VICE
In INHUMAN KIND, Motherboard gains exclusive access to a small fleet of US Army bomb disposal robots.
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https://news.mit.edu/2019/engineers-demonstrate-lighter-flexible-airplane-wing-0401
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MIT News
A new way of making airplane wings, developed by engineers at MIT, NASA, and elsewhere, could lead to novel aircraft designs and lighter, more fuel-efficient planes.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/israel-could-expand-its-anti-iran-fight-iraq-and-yemen
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Stratfor
Seeking to roll back the gains of its arch foe, Israel is calculating the risks and rewards of attacking Iranian interests in Iraq and Yemen.
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https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/01/30/doomsday-prep-for-the-super-rich
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The New Yorker
Some of the wealthiest people in America—in Silicon Valley, New York, and beyond—are getting ready for the crackup of civilization.
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https://www.wired.com/story/ai-ar-somewhat-speculative-future-tech-fueled-fbi/
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Wired
A view of the Washington. DC, of tomorrow, excerpted from 'BURN-IN: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution.'
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https://techcrunch.com/2015/05/30/the-war-on-crypto-terror/
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Techcrunch
Governments are scared of software. This month, the Commerce Department proposed to classify "intrusion software" as dual-use civilian/military technology; the UK announced a law which will require "Google, Facebook and other internet giants" to "give British spies access to encrypted conversations"; and the Justice Department claimed APIs should be copyrightable.
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http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/10/us-army-says-ground-warfare-is-on-cusp.html
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Next Big Future
Gen. Mark Milley, the Army Chief of Staff, says the world is on the cusp of a fundamental change in the character of ground warfare. A revolution is perhaps five to 10 years away. The US Army is expec
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https://futurism.com/the-byte/pentagon-orbital-space-weapon
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Futurism
The Pentagon is requesting hundreds of millions of dollars to ramp up space-based weaponry including particle beams and space lasers.
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https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2142887/now-you-see-it-now-you-dont-china-tests-stealth-invisibility
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South China Morning Press
Military experiments with metamaterials designed to fool radars with wave-bending powers but observers say there’s still a long way to go before the technology is ready for the battlefield.
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https://www.popsci.com/an-electromagnetic-arms-race-has-begun-china-is-making-railguns-too/
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Popular Science
CASIC, a major Chinese defense contractor, has made major breakthroughs for China to build and deploy military railguns.
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https://www.utdallas.edu/news/science-technology/engineers-create-structures-tougher-than-bulletpro/?WT_mc_id=NewsHomePage
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University of Dallas
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS48GYLiZNc&feature=youtu.be
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Ian Bremmer: Co-Author of "The Age of Geo-Economics" and Founder and President of Eurasia Group / Takashi Mitachi: Co-Author of "The Age of Geo-Economics" an...
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https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/industry/public-sector/future-us-military-workforce.html
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Deloitte
​New threats and new technologies are changing the future of conflict. To be ready for an uncertain future, the military needs an open and agile workforce.
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https://www.lawfareblog.com/lethal-autonomous-weapons-systems-recent-developments
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Lawfare Blog
On March 25-29, the U.N.’s Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) will meet for the third consecutive year to discuss developments and strategies in the field of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS).
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https://www.news.com.au/technology/home-entertainment/take-an-interactive-look-at-the-future-of-warfare-from-robosoldiers-through-to-mechanised-men/news-story/04f9a62c2c9ec868e59f2f96caa02f94
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News.com.au
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-12/trump-s-space-force-will-guard-u-s-from-above-nasa-chief-says
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Bloomberg
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https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sheerafrenkel/who-is-the-yemen-cyber-army#.nsM92RMPr
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Buzzfeed
The “Yemen Cyber Army” seemed to appear out of thin air to carry out one of the most audacious attacks of the year. BuzzFeed News’ Sheera Frenkel investigates who they are.