September 21, 2022

The West Is Testing Out a Lot of Shiny New Military Tech in Ukraine

Featuring Brendan McCord

Source: Vox

Journalist Jonathan Guyer

The breadth of information operations has led Brendan McCord, a hedge-fund manager who previously authored the Department of Defense’s first AI strategy, to describe this conflict as the first broadband war. “We fought networked wars for some time, but always in the narrowband sense,” he told me. Rather than depending on small bandwidth, low-speed data transmissions, Starlink has given Ukraine “this incredible advantage,” especially in terms of transmitting high-quality video.

“Ukraine feels like it’s a half a generation ahead on integrating the technologies that it’s using into novel war-fighting concepts,” he added.

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Authors

  • Brendan McCord

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Brendan McCord is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program, where he focuses on the intersection of artificial intelligence and national secu...