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Patrick Tucker

Technology Editor Patrick Tucker is technology editor for Defense One. He’s also the author of The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move? (Current, 2014). Previously, Tucker was deputy editor for The Futurist for nine years. Tucker has written about emerging technology in Slate, The Sun, MIT Technology Review, Wilson Quarterly, The American Legion Magazine, BBC News Magazine, Utne Reader, and elsewhere.
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Pentagon Launches New Push For Tunnel-Warfare Tech

December 21, 2017 ISIS and the North Korean regime share at least one tactic in common: both have sought to counter the U.S. military’s monitor-and-strike capabilities by building vast subterranean tunnel complexes. They’re not the only potential adversaries to do so. On Thursday, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, announced a...

The Desperate Push To Get Ukrainian POWs Home by Christmas

December 19, 2017 For Iryna Gerashchenko, first deputy chairwoman of Ukraine’s parliament, it’s a Christmas mission: get 74 prisoners of war released and home by Jan. 6 — Christmas Day in Ukraine. In exchange, she and her government are offering to send back 306 fighters captured in the battles against Russian militants. There’s...

New National Security Strategy Sees Rising Russia, Retreat on ‘Democratic Peace’

December 19, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow President Donald Trump’s first National Security Strategy makes its debut during a time of hot economic and military expansion for America’s two largest rivals, China and Russia. And while the strategy itself shares much with the 2015 version put out by the Obama administration, it puts front and center a...

New National Security Strategy Sees Rising Russia, Retreat on 'Democratic Peace'

December 19, 2017 President Donald Trump’s first National Security Strategy makes its debut during a time of hot economic and military expansion for America’s two largest rivals, China and Russia. And while the strategy itself shares much with the 2015 version put out by the Obama administration, it puts front and center a...

New National Security Strategy Sees Rising Russia, Retreat on 'Democratic Peace'

December 18, 2017 President Donald Trump’s first National Security Strategy makes its debut during a time of hot economic and military expansion for America’s two largest rivals, China and Russia. And while the strategy itself shares much with the 2015 version put out by the Obama administration, it puts front and center a...

Russia, North Korea Eye Bitcoin for Money Laundering, Putting It on a Crash Course with Regulators

December 17, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Bitcoin’s ever-rising valuations are helping to fuel sanctions cheating and money laundering, setting up a fight between governments and cryptocurrency powerhouses. Bitcoin’s rising value got a further boost last week with the debut of the first futures trading. But the digital currency has also attracted the attention the interest of...

Russia, N. Korea Eye Bitcoin for Money Laundering, Putting It on a Crash Course with Regulators

December 15, 2017 Bitcoin’s rising value got a further boost last week with the debut of the first futures trading. But the digital currency has also attracted the attention the interest of U.S. adversaries. A report out this week says that Russia is eying the currency as a means to bypass harsh sanctions...

In Eastern Ukraine, One Misplaced Artillery Shell Could Cause a ‘Chernobyl-Scale’ Disaster

December 12, 2017 Fighting in Eastern Ukraine picked up in 2017, endangering several industrial facilities that store or produce large volumes of highly toxic chemicals. This is reigniting fears of a massive environmental disaster on the scale of Chernobyl, a Ukrainian official said Tuesday. The Avdiivka coke plant in the strife-torn Donbas region...

China May Be Preparing Refugee Sites in Case of a Korean War

December 11, 2017 The Chinese government may be preparing for an influx of refugees from North Korea — if, say, war breaks out on the Peninsula, according to a document obtained by Radio Free Asia. The document, dated July 7, was produced by China Mobile, the giant state-owned telecommunications company — specifically, by...

Drones On Leashes, Kamikaze Drones, Information Bombs Top Pentagon’s Counterterrorism Wishlist

December 9, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Want a glimpse of the irregular grey-zone battles of the near future? One great indicator is the annual wishlist of the Pentagon’s Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office, or CTTSO. Released on Wednesday, the office’s broad agency announcement, or BAA, emphasizes drones and ways to counter misinformation. Here are a few...