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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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Intelligence Chiefs Diverge From Trump On Main Threats to U.S.

January 30, 2019 U.S. intelligence heads went to Capitol Hill on Tuesday and described the threats facing America in terms quite different from those offered by the White House. North Korea is still committed to developing nuclear missiles. ISIS, though weakened, still commands thousands of fighters. China’s reach into the global telecommunications industry...

Intelligence Chiefs Diverge From Trump On Main Threats to US

January 29, 2019 U.S. intelligence heads went to Capitol Hill on Tuesday and described the threats facing America in terms quite different from those offered by the White House. North Korea is still committed to developing nuclear missiles. ISIS, though weakened, still commands thousands of fighters. China’s reach into the global telecommunications industry...

Justice Department Announces Indictments Against Huawei

January 29, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Not long ago, U.S. companies like T-Mobile boasted of their partnerships with Chinese companies like Huawei. The future of such business relationships is not what it once was, especially not after today, and that’s likely to further stress the already tense relationship between Washington and Beijing. Huawei executives stole trade...

Justice Department Announces Indictments Against Huawei

January 28, 2019 Not long ago, U.S. companies like T-Mobile boasted of their partnerships with Chinese companies like Huawei. The future of such business relationships is not what it once was, especially not after today, and that’s likely to further stress the already tense relationship between Washington and Beijing. Huawei executives stole trade...

U.S. Military Eyes Tiny Nuclear Reactors for Deployed Troops

January 25, 2019 Getting fuel to remote operating bases is a big problem for the U.S. military. In 2008, during the height of combat in Iraq, the Government Accountability Office estimated that more than 900,000 gallons of fuel went to bases for basic power needs like lighting and refrigeration (on top of the...

US Military Eyes Tiny Nuclear Reactors for Deployed Troops

January 24, 2019 Getting fuel to remote operating bases is a big problem for the U.S. military. In 2008, during the height of combat in Iraq, the Government Accountability Office estimated that more than 900,000 gallons of fuel went to bases for basic power needs like lighting and refrigeration (on top of the...

US and Russia Regard Each Other Warily in the Baltic and Black Seas

January 24, 2019 2019 could be a tense year in the waters of the Baltic and Black Seas between the U.S. and Russia, as demonstrated by an uptick of Russian naval activity in both regions. At the same time, Ukraine is reaching out more than ever to the United States or help, leaving...

Zap: How Electric Therapy Is Curing Navy SEALs of PTSD … And Could Remake Brain Science

January 22, 2019 Tony didn’t know what to expect when he walked into the Brain Treatment Center in San Diego, California, last spring. The former Navy SEAL only knew that he needed help. His service in Iraq and Afghanistan was taking a heavy toll on his mental and physical wellbeing. He had trouble...

Army Chief Confirms U.S. Will Hand off ISIS Fight in Syria

January 21, 2019 For the first time, a senior U.S. military official has commented on President Trump’s late-December decision to quit Syria, confirming publicly that American troops are planning to leave once ISIS is defeated on the ground. “We are determined to finish that off and then hand the battle off to our...

Zap: How Electric Therapy Is Curing Navy SEALs of PTSD … And Could Remake Brain Science

January 20, 2019 Tony didn’t know what to expect when he walked into the Brain Treatment Center in San Diego, California, last spring. The former Navy SEAL only knew that he needed help. His service in Iraq and Afghanistan was taking a heavy toll on his mental and physical wellbeing. He had trouble...