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ReportsStrategic Competition in an Era of Artificial Intelligence
This report is part of the Center for a New American Security’s series on Artificial Intelligence and International Security...
By Michael Horowitz, Elsa B. Kania, Gregory C. Allen & Paul Scharre
ReportsArtificial Intelligence and International Security
This report is part of the Center for a New American Security’s series on Artificial Intelligence and International Security....
By Michael Horowitz, Paul Scharre, Gregory C. Allen, Kara Frederick, Anthony Cho & Edoardo Saravalle
Preface by Robert O. Work We are in the midst of an ever accelerating and expanding global revolution in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, with enormous impli...
By Paul Scharre & Michael Horowitz
Executive Summary This report recognizes the imperatives that inspire the U.S. military’s pursuit of technological superiority over all potential adversaries. These pages emph...
By Richard Danzig
ReportsProtecting Warfighters from Blast Injury
Executive Summary Key Findings Hundreds of thousands of servicemembers suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI), including from exposure to blasts from improvised ex...
By Lauren Fish & Paul Scharre
ReportsSoldier Protection Today
Introduction The Super Soldiers series examines opportunities to improve dismounted soldier survivability in the near-, mid-, and far-term through changes to policies, improve...
By Lauren Fish & Paul Scharre
Although technological advantage has been a key pillar of U.S. military power and national competitiveness, China is starting to catch up in its quest to become a “science and...
By Elsa B. Kania
Executive Summary The U.S. monopoly on drones has ended. More than 30 nations already have or are developing armed drones, and at least 90 nations, as well as some non-state a...
By Elisa Catalano Ewers, Lauren Fish, Michael Horowitz, Alexandra Sander & Paul Scharre
ReportsDrone Proliferation and the Use of Force
As more countries acquire drones, will their widespread availability lead to greater military adventurism and conflict? Will countries be more willing to put a drone in harm’s...
By Michael Horowitz, Paul Scharre & Ben FitzGerald
ReportsSeizing the Initiative
The Department of Defense (DoD) is primed for change – in theory. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 mandates major organizational reforms with...
By Ben FitzGerald & Alexandra Sander
Preface by Paul Scharre Automation and autonomy are core components of the Department of Defense’s “third offset strategy,” designed to reinvigorate American military technolo...
By Dr. John K. Hawley
Today, the United States faces a more diverse, more complex array of national security threats than ever before. With ever more human activity taking place on electronic netwo...
By Adam Klein, Michèle Flournoy & Richard Fontaine
ReportsU.S. Public Support for Drone Strikes
Over the past fifteen years, the United States has increasingly used drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), as tools of foreign policy. Since the Bureau of Investigative ...
By Jacquelyn Schneider & Julia Macdonald
Over the last 20 years, digital technologies have revolutionized modern warfare. From network-centric warfare of the 1990s to Donald Rumsfeld’s transformation to today’s Third...
By Jacquelyn Schneider
ReportsGlobal Perspectives: A Drone Saturated Future
Drones are rapidly proliferating. Over 90 countries and non-state groups operate drones today, and even more are certain to do so in coming years.1 These actors are beginning ...
By Kelley Sayler, Ben FitzGerald, Michael Horowitz & Paul Scharre
ReportsAutonomous Weapons and Human Control
Nations from around the world met at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss autonomous weapons, potential future weapons that would select and engage targets on ...
By Paul Scharre & Kelley Sayler
Autonomous Weapons and Operational Risk
20YY Future of Warfare Initiative Director Paul Scharre examines the risks in future autonomous weapons that would choose their own targets and the potential for catastrophic ...
By Paul Scharre
Uncertain Ground: Emerging Challenges in Land Warfare
Defense Strategies and Assessments Program Senior Fellow Paul Scharre makes recommendations for enhancing strategic agility to adapt to a changing world....
By Paul Scharre
ReportsThe $100 Billion Question
Executive Summary The Navy is already beginning to examine options to replace the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, which will retire in the mid-2030s.The replacement of the F/A-18E/F w...
By Daniel Burg & Paul Scharre
A World of Proliferated Drones: A Technology Primer
Associate Fellow Kelley Sayler examines the proliferation of drones to states, non-state actors, and individuals. The report also outlines the various types of drones and what...
By Kelley Sayler