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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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In 2020, We’ll Have Digitized Immigration. Until Then, We Have JAG Lawyers

June 22, 2018 Military lawyers are headed to the U.S.-Mexico border to help with a daunting task: reducing the enormous backlog of immigration cases that are clogging the system and contributing to the chaotic situation there. The JAGs won’t have much in the way of information technology to help them; the U.S. Citizenship...

In 2020, We’ll Have Digitized Immigration. Until Then, We Have JAG Lawyers

June 21, 2018 Military lawyers are headed to the U.S.-Mexico border to help with a daunting task: reducing the enormous backlog of immigration cases that are clogging the system and contributing to the chaotic situation there. The JAGs won’t have much in the way of information technology to help them; the U.S. Citizenship...

Officials ID North Korean Nuclear Test Site To Be Destroyed

June 21, 2018 U.S. officials have identified the rocket engine test site that President Donald Trump said the North Korean regime had promised to destroy during the Singapore summit last week. The facility is known as the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground, at Ch'olsan in North Pyongan, according to CBS News, which first reported...

Amid NATO Infighting, the Future of the F-35 Is Shrinking

June 19, 2018 The most sophisticated fighter jet in the world, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, will play a smaller role in the future of European security than originally conceived. On Monday, the Senate amended its version of the 2019 defense authorization act to block the sale of the fifth-generation fighter jet to...

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 Update, 6.21.2018 CBS News has reported that Administration Officials have named the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground at Ch'olsan County, North Pyongan province as the site to be destroyed. The site was very important in testing and development of the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile. Middlebury researcher Jeff Lewis, quoted below, said...

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...