Tag Archives: Pentagon

The U.S. Navy Has Created Genetically Modified Bacteria to Serve as Nanowires in Tiny Devices

by Darien Cavanaugh. Cavanaugh is a contributor for War is Boring and Reverb Press. He serves on the Board of Directors for Auntie Bellum. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced in mid-August that a team of microbiologists it sponsors … Continue reading

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The Pentagon Is Far From ‘Entrenched’ in Ukraine

by Joseph Trevithick, a freelance journalist and researcher. He is also a regular contributing writer at War is Boring and a Fellow at GlobalSecurity.org. In response to Western criticism of actions in Ukraine, Russia has accused the United States of … Continue reading

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American Commandos Use Niger for Training and More

by Joseph Trevithick, a freelance journalist and researcher. He is also a regular contributing writer at War is Boring and a Fellow at GlobalSecurity.org. The Pentagon is looking to open up a new gas station for its planes in southern … Continue reading

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The vulnerability of post-heroic societies

by Hans Bachofner. Bachofner, born in 1931, received his doctorate in law from the University of Zurich. As a career army officer, he ultimately became Chief of Staff of Operational Training with the rank of Major General and was a … Continue reading

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U.S. Army: We Have No Idea How to Wage War in Megacities

by Robert Beckhusen. Robert Beckhusen is a freelance writer who contributes regularly at War is Boring. He’s also written for publications including C4ISR Journal, Wired, The Daily Beast and World Politics Review. You can follow him on Twitter. If you want to picture the characteristically 21st century … Continue reading

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Niger is the New Hub for American Ops in North, West Africa

by Joseph Trevithick, a freelance journalist and researcher. He is also a regular contributing writer at War is Boring and a Fellow at GlobalSecurity.org. Last February, U.S. President Barack Obama announced he was sending military personnel and drones to Niger. … Continue reading

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Afrika, die neue Front im Drohnenkrieg

von Peter Dörrie. Peter Dörrie ist Gründer und Chefredaktor bei AfrikaEcho. If you don’t understand German, then check out “Africa’s Coming Drone Wars” about the same topic, also written by Peter Dörrie, published on “War is Boring”. Die Regierung Nigers … Continue reading

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Will China Fight Falklands-Style Wars?

by Felix F. Seidler. Felix is a fellow at the Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel, Germany and runs the site Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik”. Here is what the Pentagon’s analogy of China and Falkland-Style wars is really about. The PLAN … Continue reading

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Openness and Risk in Robotics

by DAVID AXE In May 2010 Willow Garage, a startup robotics firm in California’s Silicon Valley, hosted a graduation for some of the world’s first humanoid robots. Eleven PR2 robots — two-armed ‘bots with wheeled bases, sensors and open-source software … Continue reading

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Hypersonic Weapons Could Trump Chinese Advancements

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army made huge capability leaps in 2010, the fruit of a decade of steady, double-digit percentage annual budget increases. Accomplishments included matching America with 15 successful space launches; deploying its first apparent ocean-surveillance and targeting satellite system; going operational with a small number of long-range DF-21D Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles; and achieving first flight with the Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter prototype. Continue reading

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