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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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What Trump’s Space Force Announcement Means

June 18, 2018 President Donald Trump said Monday that he had directed the Pentagon to establish a Space Force, describing it as a sixth branch of the U.S. military. It would be the first time the Pentagon has stood up a new service since the Air Force received its independence after World War...

What Trump’s Space Force Announcement Means

June 18, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Donald Trump said Monday that he had directed the Pentagon to establish a Space Force, describing it as a sixth branch of the U.S. military. It would be the first time the Pentagon has stood up a new service since the Air Force received its independence after World War II....

What Trump’s Space Force Announcement Means

June 18, 2018 Donald Trump said Monday that he had directed the Pentagon to establish a Space Force, describing it as a sixth branch of the U.S. military. It would be the first time the Pentagon has stood up a new service since the Air Force received its independence after World War II....

What ‘Missile Engine Testing Site’ Is Trump Talking About?

June 12, 2018 North Korea will destroy an engine-testing site as part of its denuclearization process, U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday after his meeting with Kim Jong Un in Singapore. “Chairman Kim has told me that North Korea is already destroying a major missile engine testing site,” Trump said. “We agreed...

What ‘Missile Engine Testing Site’ Is Trump Talking About?

June 12, 2018 North Korea will destroy an engine-testing site as part of its denuclearization process, U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday after his meeting with Kim Jong Un in Singapore. “Chairman Kim has told me that North Korea is already destroying a major missile engine testing site,” Trump said. “We agreed...

While Trump Met Kim, A Smuggling Ship Sailed Right Past Singapore

June 12, 2018 As President Donald Trump prepared to sit down with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, a known sanctions-violating smuggling ship was loitering nearby off the coast of Singapore. The Jia Feng, a Togolese-flagged, 25,000-ton bulk carrier known for smuggling coal out of North Korea, passed by Singapore on its...

Here’s How Google Pitched AI Tools to Special Operators Last Month

June 11, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Not long before Google announced it would end one part of its AI work for the U.S. military, the company’s Cloud team was pitching artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to members of the U.S. special operations community, the soldiers very much at the front lines of combat in places...

Here’s How Google Pitched AI Tools to Special Operators Last Month

June 10, 2018 Not long before Google announced it would end one part of its AI work for the U.S. military, the company’s Cloud team was pitching artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to members of the U.S. special operations community, the soldiers very much at the front lines of combat in places...

Russia, Too, Is Building a Giant War Cloud

June 8, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Russian military is building a giant cloud, the latest improvement in its ability to keep operating if its connection to the global internet is lost, severed, or hacked. “Russian Armed Forces will receive a…closed ‘cloud’ storage for proprietary and confidential information,” Izvestia reportedthis week. The cloud will rely on...

Russia, Too, Is Building a Giant War Cloud

June 7, 2018 The Russian military is building a giant cloud, the latest improvement in its ability to keep operating if its connection to the global internet is lost, severed, or hacked. “Russian Armed Forces will receive a…closed ‘cloud’ storage for proprietary and confidential information,” Izvestia reported this week. The cloud will rely...