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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 04, 2012)- Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) personnel use specialized computer programs to conduct a forensic analysis of a hard drive. (U.S. Navy photo by Ed Buice/Released)

Congress wants DOD to study information operations from Russia-Ukraine war

The annual defense policy bill is directing an independent study on the lessons learned from information operations conducted by the U.S., Ukraine, Russia and NATO nations in…
Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost salutes during the presentation of colors at the U.S. Transportation Command change of command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Oct. 15, 2021. In a ceremony presided over by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, Van Ovost took command of the joint worldwide organization. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

How US Transportation Command is using open-source info to counter China

“You see that the information is key, and how we scrape and get that information all together —  for us, bringing it up and combining it with…
Edward Ramey, space domain characterization common operating picture segment (SDCCS) lead integration and training support for the Joint Task Force-Space Defense, looks at a computer screen at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 19, 2022. Through the partnering of the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and National Reconnaissance Office in the National Space Defense Center, JTF-SD brings to bear the full force of the U.S. Government and synchronizes space superiority planning and operations. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tiana Williams)

Authorized strategic intelligence disclosures are likely here to stay, US officials say

Officials described how the authorized disclosures of intelligence in the run-up to Russia's invasion of Ukraine will likely be a tactic used if tensions heat up with…
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U.S. Soldier Spc. Mitchell Mcneil, assigned to 82nd Airborne 3rd Brigade Combat Team, trains with the Integrated Visual Augmentation System as a part of Project Convergence 2022 (PC22) at Camp Talega, California, Oct. 11, 2022. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Thiem Huynh)

Pentagon publishes new ‘Joint Concept for Competing,’ warning that adversaries aim to ‘win without fighting’

The Joint Staff recently published a new concept outlining how forces must compete with adversaries on a daily basis below the threshold of war.
A member of a Ukrainian volunteer unit and a computer science student “Valdemar”, 19, poses in a trench used by the unit to counter threats during air-raid sirens, at their position in a suburb of Kyiv on February 28, 2023. – Colonel “Smak” and his Ukrainian volunteer unit of 80 civilian volunteers take turns day and night keeping watch for incoming threats: Iranian-made “Shahed” explosive drones launched by the Russians. Since October, the unit – whose machine gun dates back to the 1920s – has shot down three such drones. A dozen of these units, attached to the territorial defence, cover the sky of the Capital city of Ukraine. (Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP) (Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images)

Russia-Ukraine war drives the Army to consider possible trans-regional fights of the future

Since the onset of the Russia-Ukraine war, the Army has been collecting observations associated with contemporary deterrence dynamics and the possible complexities of future fighting landscapes.
Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2 recover a high-altitude surveillance balloon off the coast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Feb. 5, 2023. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tyler Thompson)

It’s not what the spy balloon gathered — it’s what it exposed 

The U.S. must take a clear, bold stance against China in the wake of its spy balloon traveling over U.S. airspace, Lt. Gen. Charlie “Tuna” Moore writes…
KYIV, UKRAINE – JANUARY 26: People walk among the damage to an industrial area in Kyiv following a morning missile strike that left one person dead and two wounded on January 26, 2023 in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Russia’s Sandworm hackers blamed in fresh Ukraine malware attack

One of the Russian military’s most prolific hacking units deployed yet another destructive malware attack against Ukrainian targets this week, researchers with cybersecurity firm ESET said.
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