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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

In the 1980s, Japan phased in its first domestic jet fighter to enter operational service — the Mitsubishi F-1. Tokyo wan...
In early 2018, the editor of the ultra-nationalist pro-government Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak unequivocally called the U...
A principios de junio de 2018, en un pequeño puesto militar cerca de la ciudad en ruinas de Jamaame, en Somalia, empezaro...
Secretary of Defense James Mattis was recently honored with a Distinguished Service Award by The Center for the National ...
The Pentagon’s contracting gurus repeatedly made massive, preventable mistakes while managing contracts for a critical so...
Sorry to Bother You, an explicitly left-wing surrealist satire written, directed and produced by Oakland-based rapper Boo...
American weapons makers have dominated the global arms trade for decades. In any given year, they’ve accounted for somewh...
This story originally appeared on May 29, 2015. It’s a little after 2:00 p.m. in Kent — an English county east of London ...
In June 2018, Spanish media reported that divers Anxi González Roca and Eduardo Losada and naval historian Yago Abilleira...
In 2016 the U.S. Navy possessed just one surface-launched anti-ship missile type — Boeing’s Harpoon, a munition that firs...

The Bridge

One cannot go far wrong by employing Thucydides as a foundation for any model, as General George Marshall reminded us. ...
Although some have asked for renewed interpretation and analysis of the meaning of sea power, maritime strategy, and na...
Secretary Lehman, awaiting the declassification of several key Cold War documents, recently published Oceans Ventured, ...
These essays represent ongoing efforts at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Defense Analysis Department to investigate op...
Innovative technologies face the dilemma of military leaders who are uncertain of their possible benefits versus their ...
Experimentation resources are hard to find as they are widely and obscurely scattered throughout the Department of Defe...
This analysis does not seek to prove that any specific organization is superior to the other, rather it provides an ini...
What’s missing is a strategy that accounts for latent and emerging technology-enabled threats and matches them with pri...
The U.S. military has enjoyed a comfortable lead in the race for new battlefield technology since the end of World War ...
Even without a lifelong appreciation for all things Star Wars, anyone with a basic understanding of the movies and thei...

War on the Rocks

I have read with increasing interest three articles that appeared under the pen name “Colonel Ned Stark” suggesting majo...
Speaking at a National Guard leadership conference in 2011, then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Demps...
Few people in the United States remember the worst terrorist attack in Japanese history. On March 20, 1995, Aum Shinriky...
This month’s highly publicized drone attack on President Nicolas Maduro is but the latest manifestation of the crisis gr...
This October, 40,000 U.S. and allied troops will converge on the sea and in the air over Norway for a NATO exercise name...
An important effort, led by the Senate Armed Services Committee, to address an alarming shortfall in defense research an...
President Donald Trump withdrawing the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan has set off a cascade of f...
The Russo-Georgian War, the August War, or for some simply the “five-day war,” was an important departure point in U.S.-...
Few military organizations have completely changed their roles and missions on a dime and survived the transition. The U...
Busy officials in the Defense Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence could be forgiven for r...

Breaking Defense

This week the White House will issue its second Medal of Honor in recent months for extreme valor in the Battle for Ro...
Sen. Jeff Flake filed two significant amendments to the 2019 NDAA Tuesday afternoon, attempting to strip one Littoral ...
“Does that mean you can’t talk to us? No,” Assistant Secretary Bruce Jette said. “What it means is, if you have secret...
A slew of new civilian officials are settling in at the Pentagon, adding muscle to promises of change in how the milit...
It’s all part of a wider effort to rebuild the Army’s command, control, and communications (C3) networks for war again...
The CH-53 landed in complete dark 10 miles from the target, a terrorist stronghold somewhere in the Middle East. The b...
The Army is ready for unmanned vehicles but not yet for a completely unmanned convoy. The 2020 iteration is called Exp...
Flying out past the first island chain, China’s air force is undergoing “the most comprehensive restructure in its his...
WASHINGTON: If Chinese and Russian spies have been doing their jobs well, they might well have been able to compromise...
The State Department and Pentagon are expressing concern over new Russian and Chinese activities in space, while the W...