Autonomous weapons are a game-changer

The Economist – AI-empowered robots pose entirely new dangers, possibly of an existential kind.

Getting to grips with military robotics

The Economist – Autonomous robots and swarms will change the nature of warfare.

War Studies Primer

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Why nuclear stability is under threat

The Economist – Mutually assured destruction has served as the ultimate deterrent, but for how much longer?

Using clever technology to keep enemies at bay

The Economist – To counter regional challengers, America needs to regain its technological edge.

Preparing for more urban warfare

The Economist – Much of the fighting in future wars is likely to take place in cities.

Riverine Warfare – Exploiting A Vital Maneuver Space

US Naval War College Review – Despite a long history, riverine operations have received only scant attention from the academic community and military analysts. The little writing that exists on the topic tends to be either personal memoir or tactical instruction, with serious analyses few and far between, and then often hidden away in more-general texts on amphibious warfare. This article sets out to explore this unfamiliar yet vital territory to determine the relevance of riverine operations to contemporary and future military campaigns. It is pertinent now, as budget allocations once again are reviewed and NATO’s amphibious doctrine is refreshed.

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The odds on a conflict between the great powers

The Economist – The great powers seem to have little appetite for full-scale war, but there is room for miscalculation.

Poland, Canada join NATO members in potential maritime surveillance aircraft buy

Army Times – Poland and Canada have agreed to join a coalition of NATO countries seeking to jointly buy a fleet of maritime surveillance aircraft.

The future of war

The Economist – War is still a contest of wills, but technology and geopolitical competition are changing its character.

The Army Eyes Getting Into The Ship Killing Business With This Cruise Missile

War Zone – The service long neglected land-based anti-ship weapons, but its rushing to fill the gap as threats emerge, especially in the Pacific.

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