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PodcastDrones Podcast Series: U.S. Policy and Exports
On this episode, Michael Horowitz, Dan Gettinger, and Alexandra Sander join Paul Scharre to discuss U.S. policy changes on unmanned aircraft exports in recent years....
By Michael Horowitz, Dan Gettinger, Alexandra Sander & Paul Scharre
PodcastThe NDAA Explained
Lauren Fish, research associate with the CNAS Defense Strategies and Assessments Program, explains the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Hosted by Neal Urwitz....
By Lauren Fish & Neal Urwitz
Time for US to treat modern drones like aircraft, not missiles
President Trump’s decision last month to sell MQ-9B Guardian drones to India represents a significant shift in U.S. drone export policy. International transfers of drones like...
By Paul Scharre
CommentaryBuilding a cyber ROTC
In the past week, crippling cyberattacks have been directed at Ukraine — targeting banks, the postal service, the airport in Kiev, and other major industries, disrupting the d...
By Michèle Flournoy & Amy Schafer
Defense Problems as People Problems: Mattis's Human Capital Challenge
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’s arrival in the Pentagon in late January was to launch an era of intra-Pentagon harmony — familiar face, familiar knife hands, well-known to b...
By Katherine Kidder & Loren DeJonge Schulman
To Keep Control of the Seas and the World, Trump Must Rebuild the Navy
It is time for the United States to respond strongly to aggressions upon the high seas and demonstrate its continued command of the oceans. American resolve will deter aggress...
By Jerry Hendrix
The Future of War is Fast Approaching in the Pacific: Are the U.S. Military Services Ready?
Is the era of unparalleled U.S. conventional military superiority coming to an end? Many senior U.S. military leaders are worried. The ongoing general proliferation of precisi...
By Michael Horowitz
This Time, Not for Prestige: The Space Race in the 21st Century
Why is everyone in such a rush to take giant leaps with space? NASA is examining the possibility of sending a crew on its first Space Launch System–Orion test flight. China an...
By Adam Routh
Getting the Pentagon’s Next National Defense Strategy Right
A small Pentagon team has started working on the next National Defense Strategy that, if properly scoped and staffed, will be an important tool for Secretary of Defense Jim Ma...
By Shawn Brimley
Congressional TestimonyMichèle Flournoy before the House Committee on Armed Services
Chairman Thornberry, Ranking Member Smith, distinguished members of the House Armed Services Committee, it is truly an honor to testify before you today on the critical topic ...
By Michèle Flournoy