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Air Force Busts Out Credit Cards To Buy High Tech Gear

By Paul McLeary WASHINGTON The Pentagon has been trying for years to replicate the speed of Silicon Valley-style startup culture, with only sporadic — and limited — success. But the Air Force says it’s...

Quilliam Bulletin 19-09-2018

By Quilliam Admin WATCH: Quilliam International’s brand new podcast ‘Next in Q’ featuring Quilliam’s President, Noman Benotman & hosted by Executive Director, North America Dr Muhammad Fraser Rahim. In his own words, Noman describes...

The mangled myths dogging the joint strike fighter

By Brendan Nicholson With the RAAF’s first two operational joint strike fighters arriving in early December, long-time critics have launched a fresh wave of claims that the aircraft is a disaster. Early in September,...

The five-domains update

By Aakriti Bachhawat, Rebecca Moore, Aru Kok and Georgia Grice Sea state A plan for a Chinese company to take over the management of the Israeli port of Haifa is generating great concern in...

Trump Eases Cyber Ops, But Safeguards Remain: Joint Staff

By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. AFA: The Trump administration has ended Obama-era micromanagement of military cyber operations, but the result won’t be a free-for-all, a one-star general said today. The White House has replaced...

Monitoring and evaluation for adaptive programming

By Chris Roche and Linda Kelly Six years ago we wrote a paper called ‘The evaluation of politics and the politics of evaluation’, which argued that programs seeking to work in a politically smart...

The return of combat losses?

By Michael Shoebridge When governments send their militaries into conflicts, the forces usually suffer combat losses—deaths of people and destruction of machines. Between East Timor in 1999 and now, though, there have been (only)...

Wilson Presses For 40K More People, 74 More Squadrons

By Colin Clark It won’t be cheap. Todd Harrison, defense budget guru at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, tweeted that the larger service could cost an additional $13 billion per year. …read...

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