Invisible Doomsday Machines: The Challenge of Clandestine Capabilities and Deterrence – War on the Rocks

Stanley Kubrick’s iconic black comedy Dr. Strangelove remains one of the most insightful works on deterrence. The film revolves around the Doomsday Machine…

Source: Invisible Doomsday Machines: The Challenge of Clandestine Capabilities and Deterrence – War on the Rocks

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Building a Future: Integrated Human-Machine Military Organization

The words of Yuval Harari from Homo Deus are reflected in a recent study which found that “the military is on the cusp of a major technological revolution as it enters the Robotic Age, in which warfare is conducted by unmanned and increasingly autonomous weapon systems, operating across all domains, and across the full spectrum of military operations. The question is not whether the future of warfare will be filled with autonomous, AI-driven robots, but when and in what form.” Key to realizing this shift in how war might be fought in future will be human-machine teaming.

Source: Building a Future: Integrated Human-Machine Military Organization

How drone swarms could change urban warfare [Commentary]

The range of challenges in urban environments is broad. The enemy defender generally has the advantage. To take back the initiative, the Army should deploy current drone technologies to empower soldiers to address some of the fundamental challenges of urban warfare.

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Use What’s Known to Get to the Unknowns

The U.S. intelligence community has long considered its mission as the gatherer of secrets. But sometimes insights are hiding in plain sight among tweets, blog posts, online videos, newspaper articles, academic journals and public records. Leveraging such open source information can greatly enhance our understanding of the world and critical events with national security implications.

Source: Use What’s Known to Get to the Unknowns

“Slaughterbots” and Other (Anticipated) Autonomous Weapons Problems – Lawfare

While the technology may not be widely available now, once it is, we are facing an issue of unprecedented scale. Our ability to defend ourselves against a threat like the one illustrated in the video is limited. We need to plan for malicious swarms of autonomous weapons in civilian environments.

Source: “Slaughterbots” and Other (Anticipated) Autonomous Weapons Problems – Lawfare