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Peter W. Singer

Peter W. Singer is a strategist and senior fellow at New America, consultant for the U.S. military and Defense Intelligence Agency, author of multiple bestselling books including Corporate Warriors, Children at War; Wired for War; Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know and the forthcoming Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War.
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What Is the Future of War?

February 23, 2015 Whether it has been fought with sticks and stones or improved explosive devices and drones, war has been a seemingly permanent and unchanging part of human history for the last several millennia. It remains a tragedy caused by our human failings, violence and politics crossed to awful consequences. And yet, ...

About Those Chinese Aircraft Carrier Pics: What We Know and What We Can Guess

August 5, 2013 Back in the Cold War, we had to wait for May Day parades and top-secret spy satellite photos for hints as to what new weapons the great powers were working on. Today, all we need is Google. On August 1, 2013, pictures of a large ship under construction appeared on ...

Loose Lips Sink Ships, But What About Cybersecurity Leaks?

July 17, 2013 The national security establishment is outraged about a spate of intelligence leaks and the impact they are viewed as having on our national security. When Edward Snowden, a Booz Allen contractor at the National Security Agency, leaked details of programs to collect telephone metadata and (under a program called PRISM) ...

Baby steps: The drone industry's code of conduct skips over key questions

July 20, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The last several months were supposed to be good times for the makers of unmanned aerial systems, popularly known as "drones." Business is booming and theirs is one of the few parts of the aerospace industry not shaking in its boots at impending defense budget cuts. And the $2.3 million ...