- Defense News has a revealing interview with Arati Prabhakar, the head of the US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency. The key quote:
We’ve had a long history in the US of using our deep pockets as a competitive advantage on the battlefield, and it has been a very effective strategy. Now it’s starting to shoot us in the foot.
- Military institutions accrete idiosyncrasies and inefficiencies. What might the US military look like if it were completely rebuilt from scratch?
- Bloomberg provides a fly-on-the-wall look at Infiltrate, a significant cyberarms conference.
- How should the US react to potential nuclear proliferation among its Asian allies? Part of the answer lies in its relationship with Cold War Europe.
- John Schindler argues that Russia's threat to the status quo extends beyond the Ukraine. He provides a concrete proposal for securing NATO's eastern border.
- Pakistan is again in the news, and for all the wrong reasons. How can the US help Islamabad face its demons?
- D-Day was a triumph of strategic planning, organisational planning, and operational implementation. But it's unlikely that such an endeavour would be possible today.
- Finally, we've just passed the thirty-third anniversary of Operation Opera, the successful Israeli airstrike on Iraq's Osirak nuclear complex. The Aviationist has a great overview of the operations, including links to a fascinating documentary: