The Changing Nature of the Three-Block War

Jul 06, 2021

While codified as the future fight for the Marine Corps in General Charles Krulak’s prescient 1999 essay, “The Three Block War,” offensive military actions, civil-military operations and humanitarian aid are not unique to the Marines. Given that all branches of the US military often...

Are Americans Waiting for a Cyber Apocalypse?

Apr 30, 2021

America has a serious infrastructure problem. Maybe when I say that what comes to mind are all the potholes on your street. Or the dismal state of public transportation in your city. Or crumbling bridges all over the country. But that’s so 20th century of you. America’s most urgent...

We Need an International Convention on Drones

Mar 16, 2021

In the aftermath of the recent war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, drone warfare is being touted as the latest breakthrough in military technology, a “magic bullet” that makes armored vehicles obsolete, defeats sophisticated anti-aircraft systems, and routs...

The US Has a New Strategy for War

Nov 01, 2018

The generals in the US are getting high on their intense new strategies of warfare. The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. The news cycle thrives on suspense. It starts with the ongoing drama pitting nation against region (Brexit), moves on to newly-elected presidents opposing dissent but in...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Time to “Ban”?

Jan 24, 2018

Walsh has joined Elon Musk and Alphabet’s Mustafa Suleyman in calling for a ban on autonomous weapons. Professor Toby Walsh, one of the eminent experts and promoters of artificial intelligence (AI), has expressed some serious concern about one of the likely uses of intelligent robots: “I...

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