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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 story originally appeared in October 2013. This reprint is David Axe’s final story for War Is Boring. Sprinting thro...
The Chinese navy has tested a new submarine-launched ballistic missile, one that could eventually allow Chinese ballistic...
Investigadores de BAE Systems y la Universidad de Manchester probaron con éxito un vehículo aéreo no tripulado experiment...
Leave it to liberals to pin their hopes on the oddest things. In particular, they seemed to find post-Donald Trump solace...
The ship the British Royal Navy deployed to the Black Sea in order to send a message to Russia lacks heavy weaponry and c...
Pres. Donald Trump announced on Dec. 19, 2018 that U.S. military forces would withdraw from Syria. The decision was justi...
The British military is struggling to reorganize for a new cold war in Europe. A modest spending boost in 2018 could give...
The U.S. Air Force’s “extraordinary” surveillance flight over Ukraine in early December 2018 flew nowhere near Russian fo...
It’s rare when you can get hawkish Republican senators, media liberals, Islamic extremists, neoconservative pseudointelle...
Bueno, hay una razón por la que se le apoda «Caos». En abril de 2018 el Ministro de Defensa estadounidense Jim Mattis dej...

The Bridge

You expect an electric crackle, the deep whine of machinery, a bolt of red across a planetary foreground, the roar of r...
The practice of grand strategy has been a staple of statesmanship since time immemorial. But only since the Napoleonic ...
Senators will soon be evaluating the President’s nominees to replace James Mattis as Secretary of Defense and General J...
The politically successful no-fly zones over Iraq from 1991-2003, Bosnia from 1993-1995, and Libya in 2011 illustrate n...
Books are fuel. They power thinking, communicating, and learning. They fuel this community, providing both the raw mate...
U.S. policymakers and military strategists have been too slow to appreciate the changes going on around them. If the de...
Having squandered earlier opportunities, the United States now faces a conundrum in Afghanistan, where neither staying ...
The Revolt of the Admirals was a reaction to a perceived threat to Navy funding and missions. The Trump Administration ...
Curiously, the rise of political tribalism in the 1990s, similar to the 1960s, coincided with a general rise in interes...
It is the objections independent of technological capability that are gaining prominence among opponents of lethal auto...

War on the Rocks

A storm is brewing in America’s oldest security alliance in the Indo-Pacific and the administration needs to act quickly...
Nathaniel Philbrick, In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown (Viking, 2018)....
This episode of Horns of a Dilemma is part of a special series of live episodes bringing you into the room at the fifth ...
On Dec. 21, 2018, President Donald Trump surprised his own closest advisors by deciding to pull troops out of Syria and ...
In 1921, U.S. Navy submarine R-14 returned to Pearl Harbor under sail, having run out of fuel while on a rescue mission....
Bad ideas. How much trouble do they cause in national security? How do they disrupt or hinder the protection and advance...
On Aug. 3, 2015, news broke that the government of India and the largest Naga rebel organization, the National Socialist...
Last year was a wild one for the oil industry. Between January and October, oil prices rose to almost $80 per barrel — a...
On April 16, 1919, the troop transport Ohioan docked at Hoboken, New Jersey. Among the various disembarking members of t...
In Baghdad this month, the mood is generally positive. A new government has been formed and higher oil prices (the recen...

Breaking Defense

One of our primary goals here at Breaking Defense is to try and avoid the madness of the daily news cycle and tell our...
AFA: The Air Force won’t issue a Request For Information on possible Light Attack aircraft, originally scheduled to co...
The Marines want Vertical Launch System missile tubes on their new amphibious ships — but the Navy isn’t planning to l...
PENTAGON: Military and civilian leaders at the Pentagon are portraying the new Missile Defense Review as a common-sens...
“From an industry perspective, calling us, engaging us, talking to us, and synchronizing that alignment can be most he...
“The Army is looking at this too but probably on a different timeline — the Marine Corps wants to get after this prett...
WASHINGTON: Four years after Lockheed Martin inked a $11.2 billion deal to sell Saudi Arabia an upgunned variant of it...
WASHINGTON: The Pentagon is studying options for putting lasers, directed energy weapons, and missile defense systems ...
“The Army has aligned itself with Secretary Mattis’s National Defense Strategy, which we will not walk away from,” Gen...
WASHINGTON: China is not ready to wage war far beyond the shores of Taiwan, but it is pressing hard to develop some ad...