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June 21, 2022

Technology and Innovation
Stop the “Stop the Killer Robot” Debate: Why We Need Artificial Intelligence in Future Battlefields

Efforts to ban military use of artificial intelligence internationally are built on erroneous assumptions and would have an adverse effect on the ability of law-abiding nations to defend themselves.

Lloyd Austin gestures in front of a podium with an American flag on the left in the photo.

March 17, 2021

Nigeria
The Nigerian Military’s Missing Link: A Joint Special Operations Command

Nigeria’s northern regions continue to struggle with insecurity, claiming the lives of tens of thousands and displacing millions due to armed banditry and Boko Haram.

A camouflaged Nigerian military truck with a soldier sitting in the back manning a mounted gun.

May 27, 2022

United States
Remembering Those Whom Memorial Day Honors

The stories of six Americans who were awarded the Medal of Honor for making the ultimate sacrifice.

A soldier of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment places flags on headstones in Arlington National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day on May 26, 2022

June 14, 2022

United States
Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The U.S. Army turns 247 years old today.  

Two soldiers hold a U.S. flag behind a soldier administering an oath to another solider on a beach.

May 3, 2021

Nigeria
In a Reversal, Nigeria Wants U.S. Africa Command Headquarters in Africa

On April 27, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, in a virtual meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, requested that the United States move the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) headquarters from Stuttgart, Germany to Africa. The request marks a reversal of official Nigerian opposition—first made public twelve years ago—to AFRICOM plans to move to the continent.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is seen on a television screen speaking during a virtual visit to the U.S. State Department, in which he spoke with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

April 22, 2020

Cybersecurity
U.S. Cyber Command’s Malware Inoculation: Linking Offense and Defense in Cyberspace

"Defend forward" is frequently misunderstood to be purely offensive in nature. However, U.S. Cyber Command's malware inoculation initiative illustrates how the strategy also serves defensive objectiv…

Cyber defense operations at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command.

March 31, 2020

South Korea
Let the UN Command Remain a Tool for Korean Peace

The UNC should continue to carry out its unique armistice-management responsibilities following OPCON transfer on the Korean Peninsula.

A South Korean honor guard stands in front of boxes containing the remains of the UNC and ROK soldiers killed in North Korea in the 1950-53 Korean War during the mutual repatriation ceremony of soldiers' remains in Seoul, South Korea on July 13, 2018.

March 12, 2020

South Korea
Recommendations for the Future U.S.-South Korea Alliance Command Structure

OPCON transition is a new beginning for combined defense.

The South Korean and American flags fly next to each other at Yongin, South Korea, August 23, 2016.

May 6, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: May 6, 2022

Spyware found on Spanish PM's phone; U.S. says China is amplifying Russian disinformation; FBI searches of American's data have doubled; U.S. may sanction Hikvision; Cyber Command completed nine hunt…

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez stands in front of a Spanish flag.

June 24, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Roe v. Wade

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers June 17 to June 24. 

Abortion rights demonstrators protest outside the United States Supreme Court as the court rules in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization abortion case, overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision in Washington, DC on June 24, 2022.