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Biden signs bill to allow arms lending to Ukraine

President Biden has signed a new bill to allow arms lending to Ukraine. The Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022 has escalated U.S. involvement in the Russia-Ukraine war. The bill aims to enable the U.S. to provide Ukraine with as much as possible, including more sophisticated weaponry, said Angela Stent, nonresident senior fellow at […]

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Military equipment especially important in this stage of Ukraine war, says CNAS senior fellow

As Russia’s war enters its third month, the focus has shifted towards eastern Ukraine. The change in terrain means Ukraine will need a new strategy to fend off Russian aggressors. Margarita Konaev, adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, said the Ukrainian military will continue to use some of the same […]

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New Army pilot program aims to modernize cavalry design

The U.S. Army plans to modernize its force structure to shift from counterterrorism and counterinsurgency to a focus on confronting China and Russia. A new pilot program aims to fill the current gaps in cavalry design. MG John Richardson, commanding general in the First Cavalry Division in the Army, said the Army will restructure its […]

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DoD expanding monitoring of foreign investments in American tech companies

The Defense Department works to prevent adversaries from co-opting American technology and using it against the U.S. One aspect of this mission is monitoring and preventing hostile foreign government investments in American tech companies. DoD is now working with data scientists and professionals from finance, intelligence and policy to understand which technology to focus on, […]

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Using artificial intelligence in military systems is highly risky, argues journalist

The use of artificial intelligence in military applications is increasing. Kelsey Atherton, military technology journalist at Wars of Future Past, says this comes with immense risk because new autonomous systems introduce the possibility of new types of errors that happen in war. Atherton said AI-driven weapons systems will act on information humans would not expect […]

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Former defense official on deterring Putin from using nuclear weapons

A nuclear war should never be fought, but according to former Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy Seth Cropsey, if the United States demonstrates unwillingness to use nuclear weapons, the chance that the Kremlin will do so becomes real. Cropsey, founder and president of the Yorktown Institute, said Putin might use a nuclear weapon if […]

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Russia’s war against Ukraine is ‘ethnic cleansing,’ says former NATO strategic commander

Russia has warned NATO that transports carrying weapons in Ukraine are targets. As Putin tries to threaten and weaken the alliance, more countries are seeking NATO membership. General Wesley Clark (Ret.), senior fellow at UCLA’s Burkle Center for International Relations and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, said the war is “ethnic cleansing,” “essentially genocide” […]

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