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Soldiers from the Fairfax-based Data Processing Unit conduct a computer network defense exercise Sept. 15 in Fairfax.
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Tactical Cyber: How to Move Forward

19 Sep 2014 Security Watch

Is it time for the US to think harder about the practical policy issues of using its cyber capabilities at the tactical level of war? Andrew Metcalf and Christopher Barber think so. If it doesn’t, it will be at a disadvantage in conflicts where cyber assets are used at all levels. More on «Tactical Cyber: How to Move Forward»


Syrian soldier aims an AK-47.
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The Arab Summer: Searing Heat, Soaring Violence?

19 Sep 2014 Security Watch

Here’s an uncommon question – is there a causal link between the recent spike in violence in the Middle East and high temperatures? Maybe, says Florence Gaub, but let’s not forget that summer has other ‘side-effects’ that can spawn outbreaks of violence. More on «The Arab Summer: Searing Heat, Soaring Violence?»


HMS Daring in the South China Sea
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The Future of British Foreign & Defence Policy: a Case for a Maritime Focus

18 Sep 2014 Security Watch

Should Great Britain’s next Strategic Defence and Security Review concentrate on combating terrorism and the instability that feeds it? Not according to Simon Williams. What the review really needs to do is concentrate on maritime issues and help plan for a strong and flexible navy. More on «The Future of British Foreign & Defence Policy: a Case for a Maritime Focus»