Strategic Studies Quarterly, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
/ Published November 28, 2017
Gen Kevin P. Chilton, USAF, Retired
There is no evidence that our self-imposed policies and constraints have constrained any other nuclear-armed or aspiring nuclear power. Simple prudence now demands that we take steps necessary to ensure the continued health of our current nuclear deterrent.
AI today is a very powerful technology. It is poised to change not only the way we think about productivity but also elements of national power.
Huiyun Feng and Kai He
When China faces a security challenge with disadvantageous prospects, it is more likely to take risks and conduct exclusive institutional balancing against the United States.
Lt Col Jarred Prier, USAF
Islamic State and Russia provide evidence of successful influence operations using social media. The 2016 election proved that using social media to influence political outcomes is highly effective.
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Maj Timothy M. Goines, USAF
The prospect of employing cyber weapons creates a paradox between overt factors of deterrence and the covert nature of offensive cyber operations—and the paradox of cyber weapons themselves.
There are problems with the F-35, but this should come as no surprise. Like modern supercars, complex weapons are not designed and built overnight. With patience, there can be a silver lining.
Darius E. Watson
The United States needs to critically reassess the current triad with an eye toward eliminating redundant or potentially ineffective systems such as the strategic nuclear bomber.
By: You Ji
Reviewed by: William E. Kelly, PhD
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