Tempe, AZ and Washington, DC* — Arizona State University and New America announce the creation of the Future of War project, a new initiative focusing on the profound social, political, economic, and cultural implications of the changing nature of war and conflict.
In a nutshell, the Pentagon’s report says that U.S. armed forces need to better understand how a changing global climate will affect them, and just incorporate that into how it does business.
It is standard practice for navies to use retired ships as target hulks, both to test new weapons as well as understand how to improve the cobalt resiliency and damage control of the ships.
Of the dozen Americans drawn to fight with ISIS or the al Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front, a profile does appear to be emerging: They are young, typically high school graduates and college students, who are self-recruited online by what they view as exciting video propaganda pouring out of ISIS and Nusra, and they seek to reach the Syrian battlefields by traveling via Turkey.
A Chinese website reported that a JSDMF P-3C maritime patrol aircraft, on September 27, tracked a catamaran ocean hydrographic spy ship 260 kilometers northwest of Okinawa.
“The bulk of the weight carried now,” Peter Singer, defense expert at New America Foundation, says, “is a combination of protective vest, flak vest, helmet, and, mostly, the electronics gear—in particular batteries. The electronics gear is different from the past.”
New pictures have emerged of additional production models of the J-10B “Vigorous Dragon” fighter jets, one of the latest planes to equip China’s growing air force (PLAAF).
The sudden public emergence of the Khorasan group as a threat underlines the fact that the global jihadist movement, which at the time of the 9/11 attacks was largely concentrated in Afghanistan, has morphed and metastasized a great deal since then.
The Pentagon says the al Qaeda offshoot group called Khorasan was planning an imminent attack on European or American soil. But did the airstrikes inside Syria derail their plot? Anderson spoke with CNN Security Analyst Peter Bergen who was in a background briefing today and said it was possible Khorasan's plans were interrupted, but officials were unable to give definitive proof.
While al Qaeda and its affiliates have failed to conduct any successful attacks in the United States since 9/11, they have sought to encourage action from militant American citizens, who might be more capable of carrying out terrorist operations in the States than foreign operatives given the stringent security measures now in place.
While the core al-Qaeda group that struck the United States on 9/11 has been decimated in recent years, its affiliates and associated groups have diffused throughout the greater Middle East.
The Future of War project is managed by a team of staff and fellows based at New America, including journalists, legal scholars, former military officials, policy experts and others. At Arizona State University, the project is guided by the newly created Center on the Future of War.
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On January 22, 2014, Tom Ricks, a contributing editor for Foreign Policy magazine, a Senior Advisor on National Security at New America, and a member of the Future of War team, announced a Future of War essay contest on his blog, Best Defense. Below you can find all 27 entries ...