Swarms of Mass Destruction: The Case for Declaring Armed and Fully Autonomous Drone Swarms as WMD

In 2017, artificial-intelligence researcher Stuart Russell presented the “Slaughterbots” video at a meeting of the UN…

The Fight Against COVID-19: Bringing Home the Hard-Earned Lessons of Nearly Two Decades of War

First off, let’s be clear: the COVID-19 pandemic is not a “war” in the classic military sense. The tendency…

Thermopylae, Alaska: A Remarkably Small Part of the US Military Responsible for Nuclear Missile Defense

Daniel Wasserbly, The 300: The Inside Story of the Missile Defenders Guarding America Against Nuclear Attack…

Everything Old is New Again: Flawed Thinking About the Future of War

We therefore conclude that war does not belong in the realm of arts and sciences; rather…

Fighting ISIS in the City

In this episode of MWI’s Urban Warfare Project Podcast, John Spencer is joined by Maj. Gen.…

Understanding the Platoon Leader–Platoon Sergeant Relationship: A Conversation with Senior NCOs

For platoon leaders, one of the most important keys to success is developing a strong and…

War Books — Preparing for Great-Power Competition: A Fiction Reading List

“Great-power competition” has become one of the defining defense buzzwords of our time, if not the…

Artificial Intelligence and the Bomb: Nuclear Command and Control in the Age of the Algorithm  

Editor’s note: The following is based on an article by the author recently published in the…

Readiness During a Pandemic: When Should the Military Start Training Normally Again?

The COVID-19 crisis has rightly evoked passionate debate regarding the delicate balance between public safety and…

Is Urban Combat the Great Equalizer?

In this episode of MWI’s Urban Warfare Project podcast, John Spencer is joined by Col. Douglas…