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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
I Went on the World’s Deadliest Road Trip
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Nuevo dron sin superficies móviles de control
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The World According to the ‘Adults in the Room’
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The Royal Navy’s Message to Russia Was Pretty Sad
The ship the British Royal Navy deployed to the Black Sea in order to send a message to Russia lacks heavy weaponry and c...
America Never Was Serious About Syria
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Great Britain’s Future War Force
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The U.S. Air Force’s ‘Extraordinary’ Ukraine Mission Went Nowhere Near the Russians
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Jim Mattis insta a la Armada estadounidense a actuar de forma impredecible
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#Reviewing Grand Strategy
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The Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs: An Unequal Dialogue in Which Direction?
Senators will soon be evaluating the President’s nominees to replace James Mattis as Secretary of Defense and General J...
No-Fly Zones and the Evolution of Coercive Airpower Application
The politically successful no-fly zones over Iraq from 1991-2003, Bosnia from 1993-1995, and Libya in 2011 illustrate n...
A Year in #Reviewing
Books are fuel. They power thinking, communicating, and learning. They fuel this community, providing both the raw mate...
A Cult of Lethality?
U.S. policymakers and military strategists have been too slow to appreciate the changes going on around them. If the de...
Political Legitimacy: Why We Are Failing in Afghanistan
Having squandered earlier opportunities, the United States now faces a conundrum in Afghanistan, where neither staying ...
I Am the Monarch of the Sea: The 1949 Revolt of the Admirals and Victory at Sea
The Revolt of the Admirals was a reaction to a perceived threat to Navy funding and missions. The Trump Administration ...
How Romanticization of the U.S. Civil War Whitewashes Political Violence
Curiously, the rise of political tribalism in the 1990s, similar to the 1960s, coincided with a general rise in interes...
The Awkwardness of the Dignity Objection to Autonomous Weapons
It is the objections independent of technological capability that are gaining prominence among opponents of lethal auto...
War on the Rocks
Time to Make Good on the U.S.-Philippine Alliance
A storm is brewing in America’s oldest security alliance in the Indo-Pacific and the administration needs to act quickly...
Everything Honorable and Glorious: George Washington’s Maritime World
Nathaniel Philbrick, In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown (Viking, 2018)....
Horns of a Dilemma: The Changing Nature of the U.S.-China Relationship
This episode of Horns of a Dilemma is part of a special series of live episodes bringing you into the room at the fifth ...
What Will be the Fate of Trump’s Afghan Campaign?
On Dec. 21, 2018, President Donald Trump surprised his own closest advisors by deciding to pull troops out of Syria and ...
Sealift is America’s Achilles Heel in the Age of Great Power Competition
In 1921, U.S. Navy submarine R-14 returned to Pearl Harbor under sail, having run out of fuel while on a rescue mission....
WOTR Podcast: No Good, Very Bad Ideas in National Security
Bad ideas. How much trouble do they cause in national security? How do they disrupt or hinder the protection and advance...
Nagaland’s Time: A States-Led Effort to Resolve the Naga Conflict
On Aug. 3, 2015, news broke that the government of India and the largest Naga rebel organization, the National Socialist...
A Primer on the Geopolitics of Oil
Last year was a wild one for the oil industry. Between January and October, oil prices rose to almost $80 per barrel — a...
In the Era of Electronic Warfare, Bring Back Pigeons
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Summer is Coming: The Crucible for the New Iraqi Government
In Baghdad this month, the mood is generally positive. A new government has been formed and higher oil prices (the recen...
No, The Pentagon Did NOT Waste $28 Billion
One of our primary goals here at Breaking Defense is to try and avoid the madness of the daily news cycle and tell our...
No Light Attack Planes Any Time Soon: Air Force Undersecretary
AFA: The Air Force won’t issue a Request For Information on possible Light Attack aircraft, originally scheduled to co...
Marines, Navy Wrestle With How To Upgun Amphibs
The Marines want Vertical Launch System missile tubes on their new amphibious ships — but the Navy isn’t planning to l...
Missile Defense Review a Multi-Billion IOU to White House
PENTAGON: Military and civilian leaders at the Pentagon are portraying the new Missile Defense Review as a common-sens...
Talk To Us First, THEN Congress: Navy Acquisition Officials
“From an industry perspective, calling us, engaging us, talking to us, and synchronizing that alignment can be most he...
Marines Want Missiles To Sink Ships From Shores, And They Want Them Fast
“The Army is looking at this too but probably on a different timeline — the Marine Corps wants to get after this prett...
Saudis Save Wisconsin Shipbuilder: Fills Gap Between LCS & Frigates At Marinette
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White House Missile Defense Review: Space Lasers, Weapons On Table
WASHINGTON: The Pentagon is studying options for putting lasers, directed energy weapons, and missile defense systems ...
Trump’s Pick For Joint Chiefs Praises Allies, Kurds & Mattis Strategy
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‘A Chinese Military That is Active Everywhere:’ DIA China Military Power Report
WASHINGTON: China is not ready to wage war far beyond the shores of Taiwan, but it is pressing hard to develop some ad...