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Paulina Glass is an editorial fellow at Defense One.
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China’s Rapid AI Development Has Its Limits: Report

February 11, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow If China’s leaders start hearing “I’m sorry, Xi, I can’t do that,” it’s probably not because the country’s various artificial-intelligence projects have become sentient. It’s because Chinese scientists and policymakers realize there are obstacles to achieving the government’s ambitious goal of “AI dominance” by 2030. That’s one contention of a...

China’s Rapid AI Development Has Its Limits: Report

February 8, 2019 If China’s leaders start hearing “I’m sorry, Xi, I can’t do that,” it’s probably not because the country’s various artificial-intelligence projects have become sentient. It’s because Chinese scientists and policymakers realize there are obstacles to achieving the government’s ambitious goal of “AI dominance” by 2030. That’s one contention of a...

Lawmakers Tell Pentagon: Revise and Resubmit Your Climate-Change Report

February 5, 2019 The Pentagon’s latest climate-change report was so bad that it didn’t even meet legal requirements, say House lawmakers who on Wednesday ordered the military to redo the document by April 1. The report “lacks key deliverables,” according to the Jan. 25 letter from House Armed Services Chairman Rep. Adam Smith,...

Russia’s Special Operators Are Getting Futuristic Mini-Subs

January 11, 2019 The next time Vladimir Putin decides to put “little green men” in a country illegally, Spetsnaz troops might arrive in a futuristic deep-diving submarine, according to Russian media outlet Tass. Originally commissioned by Gazprom for inspecting and working on underwater pipelines, the spherical submersibles — more properly called bathyscaphes —...

Russia Claims To Be On Track to Deploy a Maneuverable ICBM Next Year

December 18, 2018 Russia’s new Avangard intercontinental ballistic missile will be ready for deployment as soon as 2019, Russian state media outlet TASS reports. Strategic Missile Force Commander Colonel-General Sergei Karakayev said the highly maneuverable ICBM, which was first tested in 2004, will be ready for combat duty next year. Russian President Vladimir...

Russia’s New Arctic Drones Are Built to Spot Ships

December 11, 2018 Russia has developed drones to patrol the Arctic — or at least the areas around its oil and gas facilities. They’ll also be used to monitor ice levels, according to a report in the state media outlet Tass. Unveiled last week, the ZALA 421-08M and ZALA 421-16E drones feature an...

Does a New US Goal for Syrian Training Portend a Longer Mission?

December 10, 2018 Pentagon leaders have bumped up their public goal for training the Syrian Democratic Forces, which one expert called an indication of a long haul ahead for U.S. troops there. The United States is now aiming to train up to 40,000 local troops to fight ISIS, ensure stability, and help with...

Supersonic Bizjets May Attract Pentagon Interest

November 14, 2018 If supersonic passenger jets return to the skies, the U.S. military might find a few reasons to lease or even buy a few. More than 15 years after the last flight of the Concorde — the passenger jet that flew at just over Mach 2 — NASA and two private...

Supersonic Bizjets May Attract Pentagon Interest

November 13, 2018 If supersonic passenger jets return to the skies, the U.S. military might find a few reasons to lease or even buy a few. More than 15 years after the last flight of the Concorde — the passenger jet that flew at just over Mach 2 — NASA and two private...

China Shows Off Self-Steering Boat that Fires Missiles

November 7, 2018 China has developed an autonomous boat that can conduct reconnaissance and fire up to four guided missiles, state-run media reported. Manufactured by Zhuhai Yunzhou Intelligence Technology, the 7.5-meter, 3.7-ton Liaowangzhe-2 was displayed for the first time at the China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, in southern China this...