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Bahamut, Pursuing a Cyber Espionage Actor in the Middle East

By Collin Anderson This post was co-authored with Claudio Guarnieri, a security researcher specialized in investigating computer attacks and tracking state-sponsored hacking campaigns. He contributed to this report independently from any affiliation. Introduction Beginning...

US Military Advantage Eroding Coz Of BCA: CJCS Dunford

By James Kitfield Breaking Defense contributor James Kitfield spoke with Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during Dunford’s swing through Japan, Singapore, Australia, Wake Island, and Hawaii. Dunford testifies before...

Russia Reinforcing Mediterranean Formation

By Russian Defense Policy Admiral Essen fires Kalibr on May 31 Admiral Essen and Krasnodar each fired two Kalibr (SS-N-30) land-attack cruise missiles at Islamic State positions near Palmyra on May 31. Other BSF...

Happy birthday, QEII

By The Editors To celebrate the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, Team Strategist is taking a day off today. But never fear, we’ll be back tomorrow with our normal schedule of considered analysis. Until then,...

Russia Day Promotions Preview

By Russian Defense Policy Yesterday Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin issued a decree with a short list of 17 MOD general and flag officer promotions. Tomorrow those promoted can toast themselves along with the...

ASPI suggests

By Amelia Long A joint investigation run by Four Corners and Fairfax into Chinese influence-buying in Australia aired on Monday night. It was a cracker, and if you missed it then we commend both...

Vietnam: Asia’s unexpected peace broker?

By Helen Clark Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has just concluded a visit to the United States to meet the president and negotiate a way forward on trade and the South China Sea—two...

Satellite Imagery Confirms Qatari Isolation

By Chris Biggers Left: Planet imagery of Qatar’s As Salwa Border Crossing dated 07JUN17 / Right: 05JUN17 As the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and the rest of the GCC states unfolds, food, among other...

Marise Payne: lessons from D-Day

By Marise Payne This week is the 73rd anniversary of perhaps the most complex joint and integrated military operation in history. Operation Overlord, the 1944 D-Day invasion of Europe, involved the largest amphibious armada...

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