- Will military cuts in the US and elsewhere force innovation? Michael Horowitz demurs.
- Concerns about 'anti-access' strategy have a long pedigree. In the latest issue of the US Naval Institute’s Proceedings magazine, Toshi Yoshihara surveys the similarities between China’s contemporary approach and that of Imperial Japan.
- Ground-based lasers have come of age, capable of shooting down mortar rounds and small drones in flight.
- Andrew Erickson teases apart the implications of China’s naval modernisation in his testimony before a US Armed Services subcommittee.
- Need some holiday reading? War on the Rocks has a good list of military and security-related recommendations.
- With cost escalation a headache for most militaries, Textron has teamed up with Cessna to produce the Scorpion, a cheap recoinnassance/strike jet optimised for low-intensity conflicts.
- A brief history of Soviet-Russian stealth systems.
- Finally, one of the weirder by-products of the Cold War: the Soviet Union spent US$1 billion researching mind control, remote viewing, and other ‘psychotronic’ capabilities.
Military & strategy links: Defence innovation, lasers, stealth, anti-access and more
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