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To stay current with debates impacting your Air Force, consider reading a few well researched, well written web publications. You won't always agree with the position taken by the author, and that is a good thing. Use opposing arguments to inform your understanding—or better yet, draft a considered response to share your expertise on the subject. The feeds below from The Bridge, War on the Rocks War is Boring and Breaking Defense are all well rounded and present multiple sides of issues in a responsible tone.

War is Boring

By David S. Cloud Los Angeles Times The new golf course and clubhouse will open next month. Along MacArthur Circle, 23 st...
Jesse Johnson Japan Times, Tokyo The Pentagon has sent ships through the Taiwan Strait — the third time in as many months...
By Tracy Wilkinson Los Angeles Times President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the United States will recognize Isra...
By Nabih Bulos and Tracy Wilkinson Los Angeles Times One day after President Donald Trump signaled a change in U.S. polic...
This week’s collection of photos gives us a breathtaking view of the B-52 Stratofortress and a gorgeous sunset in Califor...
By Molly O’Toole Los Angeles Times The commandant of the Marines has warned the Pentagon that deployments to the southwes...
Caitlin Doornbos Stars and Stripes The Navy has enacted nearly all the changes recommended in two 2017 reports it ordered...
The U.S. Air Force has revealed what it thinks it needs to dominate the world’s skies in a potential conflict with Russia...
Wyatt Olson Stars and Stripes The Army plans to rotate thousands of soldiers from the mainland through short-term Pacific...
John Vandiver Stars and Stripes The U.S. military’s buildup along NATO’s eastern flank, stretching from the Baltics and P...

The Bridge

Giangreco’s study fills a vacuum in the literature on Truman. There are many biographies of him, but they deal only bri...
Fifty years ago, Vermont Royster wrote that “it may seem cruel, this tradition of asking good and well-intentioned men ...
Because much of science fiction involves organized violence, it also challenges readers to think about the enduring nat...
The collapse of the Soviet Union has created an ideological and identity crisis in Russia. Prior to the collapse, the U...
Operations in the information environment will be a critical part of future joint force operations and should be baked ...
Frontier zones are the most complex and interesting of regions. They have been explored as wild badlands of smuggling a...
The widening rift between the Pentagon and Silicon Valley endangers national security in an era when global powers are ...
The concern here, however, is not that death by robot represents a more horrible outcome than when a human pulls the tr...
The experiences of American soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, sometimes over and over again, are central to th...
The Russian military is developing the doctrine and capabilities for gaining and contesting battlefield awareness that ...

War on the Rocks

Join Bombshell for a rousing discussion of the fathomless train wreck that is Brexit and the increasing lack of predicta...
“He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety – that is why you will never hear me mention his na...
In 2004, Maj. Gen. James Mattis wrote that he found both comfort and professional guidance in his stalwart habit of read...
Last week, Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan, resigned after 30 years in power. At 78 years old, Nazarba...
On Jan. 15, 2019, al-Shabaab gunmen flooded into Nairobi’s DusitD2 hotel complex and opened fire, killing 21 people incl...
As the campaign for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president heats up, a key foreign policy question is whether and ...
The Washington Post recently reported that U.S. Cyber Command conducted an offensive cyber operation in the fall to bloc...
Editor’s Note: A version of this article was originally published by The Interpreter, which is published by the Lowy Ins...
In this episode, Chris, Bryan, and Melanie take a broad look at the administration’s FY2020 defense budget request. They...
On Mar. 12, the United States and the Taliban finished their longest set of talks to date. After 16 days of negotiations...

Breaking Defense

The growing threat from potential near-peer adversaries, such as Russia and China, has propelled the Army into an all-...
The Army’s not sure it wants 55,000 JLTVs — but manufacturer Oshkosh is doubling down. Why?
The day before Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahn appears before the HASC, Chairman Smith hammers White House Sp...
The Navy tells Congress it wants to get more deadly, and sail longer. Quickly. Can you say unfunded requirements?
Miitary lasers are getting more and more powerful, fast. But raw power isn’
The Trump defense budget takes significant steps to move from a focus on regional conflicts and counter-insurgency to...
The Air Force wants more planes – and believes it has found a way to get them.
WASHINGTON: A pair of memos from Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller paint a grim picture of the Corps’ fiscal health...
Half of all private-sector divestments lose value, and many of the most common risks of carve-outs in the private sect...
The Navy thinks it will need at least $40 billion a year to maintain its new fleet — but admits that they haven’t actu...