Event Recap: Department of Defense Action on Climate Change

On Friday, December 11, the American Security Project hosted the Department of Defense Action on Climate Change event. It featured a distinguished panel discussing the Department of Defense Climate Adaptation Roadmap and the results of ASP’s national climate security tour.

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A Military-Grade Drone That Can Be Printed Anywhere

A Military-Grade Drone That Can Be Printed Anywhere

We have 3-D printed keys, guns and shoes—now a research team at the University of Virginia has created a 3D printed UAV drone for the Department of Defense. In the works for three years, the aircraft, no bigger than a remote-controlled plane, can carry a 1.5-pound payload. If it crashes or needs a design tweak […]

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A Military-Grade Drone That Can Be Printed Anywhere

A Military-Grade Drone That Can Be Printed Anywhere

We have 3-D printed keys, guns and shoes—now a research team at the University of Virginia has created a 3D printed UAV drone for the Department of Defense. In the works for three years, the aircraft, no bigger than a remote-controlled plane, can carry a 1.5-pound payload. If it crashes or needs a design tweak […]

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Where are All the Ambassadors? | ASP

On July 8th, Secretary Kerry published an op-ed in Politico Magazine entitled, “Why Is the Senate Hobbling American Diplomacy?” 53 State Department nominations, 37 of which have already been confirmed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, await confirmation by the full Senate. With these vacancies, the United States is without a direct line of communication […]

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Death of the Early Bird

The recent government shut down has apparently sealed the fate of the Pentagon’s “Early Bird,” a daily early-morning collection of news stories circulated to the defense community. If you haven’t already, try signing up for our “In Case You Missed it” daily newsletter, which includes many of the day’s top national security news stories.

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The Future of 21st Century Nuclear Warfare in the DoD

The Department of Defense needs to take a more realistic approach to the procurement of nuclear weapons in light of the fiscal constraints sequestration has imposed on our security structure.

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DoD’s Biofuels Program

For the U.S. military – and the U.S. economy as a whole – dependence on oil presents real threats to national security. Over the last five years, the U.S. Department of Defense has begun to act to reduce these energy security threats by helping to create alternatives to petroleum-based fuels. One of the most promising is biofuels. ASP’s factsheet on the “DoD’s Biofuels Program” explains how dependence on oil create national security risks and the policies being put in place to reduce those risks. Read more »

MRAPs Reach End of Line in Afghanistan

As the fog of war clears, government officials are faced with the consequences of a decade of acquisition without an overall strategy. This policy of “act now, think later” has the potential to devastate future military capabilities and severely compromise US national security. Read more »

NATO Admiral Says the Future of Global Security is Strategic Communication

by Scott W. Ruston The title of this post is my interpretation of what ADM James Stavridis, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) and Commander of United States European Command (USEUCOM), says in a new TED Talk. To be fair, what he actually says is that strategic communication should be the means by which the partnerships of an open source security strategy will be knitted together. I’ve been admirer of ADM Stavridis for a long […] Read more »