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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.

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Why Obama’s Vision of a Weakened Iran Doesn’t Add Up

President Obama's rosy predictions of a weaker Iran are a dangerous gamble — and one to be deeply skeptical of.

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Try to ID these weapons of World War III

A compilation of some of the weapons silhouettes that might make an appearance in the future of war.

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Watch the Navy’s New Launch System Sling an 8,000 Pound Sled Like a Pebble

Watch the Navy sling a four ton sled off the deck of an aircraft carrier.

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Dr. Strange-oil

Four slightly insane -- but not entirely unrealistic -- ways that Vladimir Putin could spike the price of oil to save Russia's economy.

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What Will 2050 Look Like?

From China’s population to NATO’s irrelevance, we actually know more about the future of the world’s power dynamics than we might think.

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Lessons of history for the future of war

Comments at a surprisingly lively panel at the New America/ASU conference on the future of war.

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