Trump Is Playing Iran’s Game of Drones
Contrary to popular belief, drones aren’t further destabilizing global conflicts—they’re creating a way for leaders to de-escalate crises.
Trump’s Push to Boost Lethal Drone Exports Reaps Few Rewards
Sources say the U.S. Defense Department is stubbornly resisting the new rules.
A Silicon Valley Start-Up That Loves the Pentagon
Google may balk at military contracts, but Hivemapper founder Ariel Seidman believes working with the U.S. Defense Department can help save lives.
Consumer Drones Are Propaganda Tools, Not Killing Machines
The Maduro attack shows that the threat of drones in private hands is all smoke and noise.
Drones Don’t Wear Uniforms. They Should.
Israel’s use of consumer drones against protesters heralds a dangerous, lawless age of conflict.
China Has Already Won the Drone Wars
Chinese companies are proving that America is not first in the UAV export market. Can Trump roll that back?
How the UAE’s Chinese-Made Drone Is Changing the War in Yemen
An airstrike that killed a senior Houthi leader shows that the Emirates is growing more assertive in its military operations.
The Drones are Back
Trump has resumed the bombing campaign in Pakistan, but this time it’s targeting the Taliban.
What Would Happen if Terrorists Attacked the Super Bowl With Drones?
Small unmanned aircraft are a threat to high-profile events, but taking them down safely is almost impossible.
America’s Military Is Choking on Old Technology
As its rivals invest in new military hardware, Washington is stuck refurbishing obsolete equipment.
SitRep: More U.S. Carriers Arrive in Pacific as North Korea Diplomacy Falls Apart
More on Niger ambush comes to light, Tillerson enlists India in Afghan strategy
Army, Defense Companies Making Renewed Push for Laser Weapons
Shooting down drones is touted as a major goal.
Edgar (and Whalen) on Strategy (V): When you make the world a free-fire zone
Is bombing our enemies effective?
Russian Drone Tech May Include Help From Iran
Russia is behind the United States but trying to catch up.
DARPA Wants Mobile Technologies to Combat Small Drones
The U.S. military needs better tech to fight store-bought drones.
Will the USS Gerald Ford be remembered as the doomed Yamato of the carrier era?
What matters most is not how lethal a carrier is, but what threats it can endure.
SitRep: U.S. and Iran Trade Shots in Syria; Qatar Blockade Continues; ISIS Slaughtering Civilians in Mosul
Trump’s $110 Billion Saudi Deal; Hezbollah Operatives Arrested in U.S.
SitRep: Trump’s New Drone Rules; White House Loosening Counterterrorism Restraints; Wants to Gut U.N., State Funding
Iran’s Underground Weapons Factory; State Fighting Budget Cuts; More Cyber Worries; And Lots More
Trump Could Take Obama’s Drone War Further Into the Shadows
The new president has inherited his predecessor’s drone program but might ditch the rules that kept it in check.