October 9, 2019
Samuel Bendett says, "There are many countries and forces using small [unmanned ground vehicles] for ISR and other roles — many belligerents in the Middle East have them, including several DIY models made by non-state actors."
C4ISRNET: "Beetle-Like Iranian Robots Can Roll Under Tanks"
October 8, 2019
Ken Gause says, "Without upfront concessions, North Korea has nothing to negotiate over. It will not make the first concessions."
VOA: "Experts: Prospects for Future Us, North Korea Talks Grow Dim"
October 7, 2019
Dov S. Zakheim writes, "Berger's plan is to emphasize the Marines' role in the Indo-Pacific theater and to develop forces that could effectively confront an increasingly capable Chinese military.
The Hill: "For the Marines, a New Commandant Sees a New Corps, in a New Era of Warfare"
October 4, 2019
Michael Kofman says, "Lethal arms have yet to be used, and they were never going to make a substantial difference in Ukraine's ability to fight Russia."
Yahoo News: "Before a Notorious Phone Call, the Trump Administration Was Lauded for Helping Ukraine"
October 4, 2019
Samuel Bendett writes, "This policy support for collaboration in innovation has manifested in bilateral dialogues and exchanges, the development of industrial science and technology parks, and the expansion of academic cooperation between the Russian and Chinese Academies of Sciences."
Defense One: "China, Russia Deepen Technological Ties"
October 2, 2019
Dmitry Gorenburg writes, "Should Russian forces stay in the Mediterranean, they would pose a serious threat to U.S. and NATO forces by creating an increasingly dense missile and electronic-warfare environment farther into the eastern Mediterranean Sea."
The National Interest: "The Mediterranean: The Russian Navy's New Playground? (NATO Worried?)"