U.S. Navy’s Costliest Carrier Was Delivered Without Elevators to Lift Bombs

Bloomberg – The $13 billion Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier, the U.S. Navy’s costliest warship, was delivered last year without elevators needed to lift bombs from below deck magazines for loading on fighter jets.

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Japanese destroyer shoots down ballistic missile off Hawaii

Defense News – Japanese Aegis destroyer Atago detected and shot down a short-range ballistic missile in space Tuesday in a joint test with the U.S. Navy using the SM-3 Block IB missile.

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Annual White Paper on Defense

Japanese Ministry of Defense – An excellent look at how the Japanese see the Chinese threat to Japan.

Tradewinds 2018 and the Caribbean’s Maritime Security Challenges

CIMSEC – The first two phases of the multinational, Caribbean-focused military exercise Tradewinds 2018 took place between 4-21 June. Said maneuvers, sponsored by U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), brought together an estimated 1,700 troops from almost two dozen nations. Given the ongoing maritime security challenges that the Greater Caribbean continues to face, these confidence and interoperability-building exercises continue to be very important.

Lifting the Fog of Targeting: “Autonomous Weapons” and Human Control through the Lens of Military Targeting

US Naval War College Review – Military targeting practices should be the core of any analysis that seeks a better understanding both of the concept of meaningful human control within a context of increasingly autonomous weapons, and of what human-machine relationship we require.

Into the Abyss?: European Naval Power in the Post–Cold War Era

US Naval War College Review – A survey of how Europe’s naval forces have evolved since the end of the Cold War amid a complex and threatening security environment. More than two decades of fiscal austerity have jeopardized Europe’s ability both to ensure good order at sea and to provide credible deterrence, and have limited its ability to promote common interests and shape events abroad.

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An Extraordinarily Expensive Way to Fight ISIS

The Atlantic – The tale of a B-2 bombing raid in the Libyan desert, pitting stealth bombers and 500-pound bombs against 70 ragtag fighters

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Little Men in Black: The Frogman Threat in Maritime Hybrid Warfare

CIMSEC – It is worth noting that a recent Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) study on maritime domain awareness in northern Europe described frogmen as “arguably the most effective force for maritime hybrid operations.”

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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.

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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.