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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

This unusual, bolt-action, manually-repeating pistol has three tube magazines running along the barrel. We don’t know who...
North Korea on Nov. 16, 2018 claimed it tested a new “ultramodern” weapon, ending a voluntary freeze on major weapons tes...
Iran’s aggressive military posture is often attributed to its quasi-theocratic revolutionary government. However, the Mid...
Russia’s Su-57 stealth fighter is a more versatile and a better ground-attacker than America’s own F-22 is, one of Russia...
A stealth fighter demonstrator that last flew in 1994 has enjoyed a cultural resurgence in recent years. But the YF-23’s ...
The apparent extrajudicial execution of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey on Oct. 2, 2018 seemed like a ...
The U.S. Navy is firming up plans for new, large cruise-missile submarines to replace the four aging Ohio-class SSGNs. Th...
I’m here in Chicago, 7,000 miles and 15 years away from Jalalabad, a desolate town in southwestern Afghanistan. Yet somet...
In late 1915 Sir Hiram Maxim, famed inventor of the machine gun, approached the British government with the offer of a “r...
China’s J-20 stealth fighter was a disappointment at the 2018 edition of the country’s biennial air show in Zhuhai in sou...

The Bridge

Hunt has written a book that challenges the modern strategist to process how we end our wars and how we deal with their...
All things considered, Israel must now prepare to rely upon a multi-faceted doctrine of nuclear deterrence. In turn, th...
Tactical, operational, and strategic success requires a cultural change to reconcile institutional aversion and relucta...
ake the works of the past and use them as the foundation for a new space theory that will receive the approval of the p...
While Permanent Change of Station speaks to the unstable ground that must be trod as a spouse and caregiver, there is a...
What Garard’s poem does best is return us to a proper understanding of war as not a place of moral justification, but a...
Like Japanese sumo wrestlers, states have come to expect that conflict will be resolved through deliberate moves and fo...
The 1973 Arab-Israeli War provides an example of how even relatively inferior forces overcame similar threats from a mo...
The phrase data rich and information poor (DRIP) was first used in the 1983 best-selling business book, In Search of Ex...
This is not a book about war. It is a book about humanity interacting with chaos, some directed, and some without direc...

War on the Rocks

Erin, Radha, and Loren invited Dr. Lindsay Cohn of the U.S. Naval War College to join their posse and explain America’s ...
With its population of more than 190 million, Nigeria’s fate is central to the success of West Africa. Armed opposition ...
If discontent is the first necessity of progress, then the military medical accessions process — by which recruits are m...
Editor’s Note: This article was submitted in response to our call for papers on “roles and missions.” A key conundrum fa...
In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Robert Chesney is joined by Representative Joaquin Castro, who serves Texas’ 20th...
In the wake of the 2018 National Defense Strategy’s bleak assessment of American professional military education, author...
Editor’s Note: This article was submitted in response to our call for papers on “roles and missions.” Previously, I outl...
A state-owned Chinese company receives a contract to build and maintain the next generation of railcars that service Met...
Editor’s Note: A version of this article was originally published by The Interpreter, which is published by the Lowy Ins...
This episode kicks off with a discussion of the national security implications of the mid-term elections. With the Democ...

Breaking Defense

  WASHINGTON: Few shocked faces were on display at NATO headquarters over the alleged Russian attempt to disrupt GPS s...
While standing up a new Space Force would likely run between $11 billion and $21 billion per year, the vast majority o...
WASHINGTON: Army planners are thrashing out how many electronic warfare specialists the service needs, not just to reb...
Contrary to the president’s rhetoric, there is no forthcoming Trump buildup, and  the new strategy emphasizing China a...
From militarized atolls in the South China Sea to a growing Chinese navy looking increasingly aggressive, the head of ...
HALIFAX: The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs expressed frustration Saturday over the refusal of some tech giants to work ...
“NATO is clear that we will not perform offensive cyberspace operations,” said Maj. Gen. Wolfgang Renner. “However, we...
After waiting almost three decades to audit itself, the Pentagon still failed miserably in its first attempt. Despite ...
“We failed the audit. We never expected to pass it,” Pat Shanahan said. But at least the Space Force will cost less th...
Two years have passed since Le Bourget hosted the last Euronaval show, two years during which the maritime world has b...