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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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Fighter Jets with Missile-Killing Lasers Take Another Step Toward Reality

May 4, 2019 A successful ground test has moved the U.S. military one big step closer to putting anti-missile lasers on its aircraft. A ground-based laser shot down “several” missiles in flight during an April 23 test at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, Air Force officials said. Run by the...

Pentagon Warns Of China’s Rise in the Arctic, Missile Subs, Influence Operations

May 3, 2019 China is becoming a rising power not only in consumer technology and artificial intelligence but also in Arctic military operations and nuclear submarine construction, according to a new report from the Pentagon. “Arctic border countries have raised concerns about China’s expanding capabilities and interest in the region,” notes the report,...

Fighter Jets with Missile-Killing Lasers Take Another Step Toward Reality

May 3, 2019 A successful ground test has moved the U.S. military one big step closer to putting anti-missile lasers on its aircraft. A ground-based laser shot down “several” missiles in flight during an April 23 test at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, Air Force officials said. Run by the...

Pentagon Warns Of China’s Rise in the Arctic, Missile Subs, Influence Operations

May 2, 2019 China is becoming a rising power not only in consumer technology and artificial intelligence but also in Arctic military operations and nuclear submarine construction, according to a new report from the Pentagon. “Arctic border countries have raised concerns about China’s expanding capabilities and interest in the region,” notes the report,...

Maduro’s Media Crackdown Fails as Protests Overwhelm Caracas

April 30, 2019 Tuesday's escalation in violence in Caracas is a sign that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s efforts to suffocate his opposition and their protests via information backout have not worked as planned. As the protest began to unfold, the regime shut down aspects of public transportation to keep people from the protests...

House Lawmakers To Ask Justice Department to Investigate Erik Prince

April 30, 2019 The House Intelligence Committee will ask the Justice Department to investigate Blackwater USA founder Erik Prince for perjury, its chairman said Tuesday. “I do believe that there is very strong evidence he lied to the committee” and to investigators in an effort to support President Trump, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California,...

House Lawmakers To Ask Justice Department to Investigate Erik Prince

April 30, 2019 The House Intelligence Committee will ask the Justice Department to investigate Blackwater USA founder Erik Prince for perjury, its chairman said Tuesday. “I do believe that there is very strong evidence he lied to the committee” and to investigators in an effort to support President Trump, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California,...

Russians Will Soon Lose Uncensored Access to the Internet

April 25, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Russian government is one step away from essentially cutting its population off from the global internet. The controversial “sovereign internet law” passed last week by the legislature’s upper house needs only President Vladimir Putin’s signature to require online traffic to pass through servers run by the government’s internet regulation...

Here Come AI-Enabled Cameras Meant to Sense Crime Before It Occurs

April 24, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In 1787, English philosopher Jeremy Bentham came up with an idea for a prison that would cost a fraction of the cost of other contemporary jails to run with virtually no internal crime. His theoretical prison, the panopticon, was curved, the cells facing inward toward a center point where a...

Russians Will Soon Lose Uncensored Access to the Internet

April 24, 2019 The Russian government is one step away from essentially cutting its population off from the global internet. The controversial “sovereign internet law” passed last week by the legislature’s upper house needs only President Vladimir Putin’s signature to require online traffic to pass through servers run by the government’s internet regulation...