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Global terrorism threat has not gone away, says AEI fellow

While the Islamic State and jihadist terror groups have faded from the headlines, American Enterprise Institute Fellow Katherine Zimmerman says their influence persists around the globe. Zimmerman said the Islamic State is growing in Afghanistan and across Africa even though its core leadership has been degraded in Iraq and Syria. She said areas with poor […]


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, […]


Drones improving plane accident response at National Transportation Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) plans to expand drone operations. It cataloged hundreds of airplane accidents last year and said drones can help crews respond faster to dangerous accident sites. Catherine Gagne, unmanned aircraft system operator at the Office of Aviation Safety at NTSB, said drones enable her office to position high-resolution cameras precisely […]


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 […]


State Department launches new Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy

Pursuing American diplomacy in a more competitive world requires a fresh look at modern problems. As part of his modernization agenda, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the creation of a new Cyberspace and Digital Policy Bureau, led by Jennifer Bachus, senior bureau official and principal deputy assistant secretary. Bachus told Government Matters the bureau […]


Russian missile test highlights need for nuclear triad modernization, says strategy expert

Russia conducted its first flight test of the RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile, the “Satan 2,” last month. Brad Bowman, senior director at the Center on Military and Political Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, writes that this underscores the need for the United States to modernize its nuclear triad. The Sarmat, with […]


Cyber warfare cannot stand alone, argues Israeli cybersecurity expert

The West is on heightened alert for cyber attacks from Russia, but according to Israel Defense Forces Brig. Gen. Doron Tamir (Ret.), a founding member of Israel’s National Cyber Directorate, cyber attacks don’t win wars. Tamir said the war in Ukraine demonstrates that “boots on the ground” still determine war outcomes and although cyber attacks […]

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