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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 […]

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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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‘We’ve got to gut this one out’: former CIA Senate Liaison says US must continue strong support of Ukraine

While history does not always repeat itself, it does offer lessons. Mimi Geerges sat down with Ron Marks, former DCI Senate Liaison at the Central Intelligence Agency, to discuss what history can tell us about Putin’s actions against Ukraine. Marks, currently a visiting professor at George Mason University and senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, […]

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Bringing war criminals to justice in Ukraine requires three things, says human rights expert

With increasing news of atrocities against civilians in Ukraine, the International Criminal Court (ICC) and other organizations are gathering evidence to bring perpetrators to justice. Marti Flacks, director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies Human Rights Initiative, said prosecutors need three things to hold perpetrators of war crimes accountable: evidence of serious international […]

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Former CIA senior operations officer on Russian intelligence failure and nuclear threat

Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, senior fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center and former senior Central Intelligence Agency operations officer, says the risk that Russia could use a nuclear weapon is “not zero.” Mowatt-Larssen told Government Matters the potential for Putin to use a tactical nuclear weapon in Ukraine or against NATO should not be off the table and […]

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Restrictions on Russian exports causing oil prices to skyrocket worldwide

Russia is one of the world’s largest oil and natural gas exporters, but bans and restrictions on those exports could lead to a serious energy crisis and more pain for consumers. Emily Holland, professor at the U.S. Naval War College, said Western states’ policies of moving away from Russian energy have increased demand and caused […]

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GAO report raises questions about government use of counter-drone technology

As drones become more common, so do the problems associated with them, such as interference near airports, security concerns around crowds and illegal use. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report about counter-drone activities. Brian Bothwell, director on the Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics Team at GAO, said his team’s report poses the questions […]

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