Strategic Studies Quarterly, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
/ Published August 26, 2020
What strategy will defend the United States against cyberattacks of consequence, and what is required to implement that strategy?
Comment on Article
Lt Col Geoffrey Steeves, USAF
Will the considerable challenges create uncertainty about how quickly the United States could resume nuclear testing if warranted?
Can the United States achieve greater security by regulating and controlling synthetic biology to prevent unintended consequences?
Must EU member states seek greater autonomy and reconfigure the transatlantic architecture to generate military power through the EU?
Are five specific challenges associated with contemporary international security decreasing the effectiveness of the NPT?
If America retreats from the civilian nuclear field, will revisionist powers become the global leaders in nuclear science in the twenty-first century—with adverse implications for US national security?
W. Michael Guillot, Editor
Being the editor of a journal is never supposed to be a sentence, so I have elected to pardon myself and make way for a successor.
by Amy Franceschini and Michael Swaine
Reviewed by Lt Col Scott C. Martin, USAF
This work takes an unusual approach, using physical art and design, to express the history and consequences of a pivotal event: the atomic detonation on 16 July 1945..
by Daniel B. Poneman
Reviewed by Lt Frederick Metzger, USAF
Double Jeopardy will, most importantly, spark conversations about taking decisive action to mitigate the effects of climate change and the dangers of nuclear proliferation.
by David W. Bath
Reviewed by Dr. Heather Venable
This work provides a solid introduction to ICBMs and differentiates itself from similar works by focusing on the fascinating challenges of operationalizing a new technology both in peacetime and in crisis while highlighting the Air Force’s changing relationship to the community’s personnel.
by P. W. Singer and August Cole
Reviewed by LTC Kirby “Bo” Dennis, USAF
In this novel, the authors vividly describe the methodical lurch toward a world where we grow comfortable outsourcing everyday life to AI—starting with the innocuous but eventually graduating to a level of dependence that portends danger..
by David Patrikarakos
Reviewed by Dr. John-Michael Arnold
The author explores the premise that the new species of technologically empowered human, which he dubs “Homo Digitalis,” has harnessed social media during conflict and “irretrievably changed the way that wars are fought, reported on, and consumed.”
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