• Defense News has a revealing interview with Arati Prabhakar, the head of the US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency. The key quote:

We’ve had a long history in the US of using our deep pockets as a competitive advantage on the battlefield, and it has been a very effective strategy. Now it’s starting to shoot us in the foot.

  • Military institutions accrete idiosyncrasies and inefficiencies. What might the US military look like if it were completely rebuilt from scratch?
  • Bloomberg provides a fly-on-the-wall look at Infiltrate, a significant cyberarms conference.
  • How should the US react to potential nuclear proliferation among its Asian allies? Part of the answer lies in its relationship with Cold War Europe.
  • John Schindler argues that Russia's threat to the status quo extends beyond the Ukraine. He provides a concrete proposal for securing NATO's eastern border.  
  • Pakistan is again in the news, and for all the wrong reasons. How can the US help Islamabad face its demons?
  • D-Day was a triumph of strategic planning, organisational planning, and operational implementation. But it's unlikely that such an endeavour would be possible today. 
  • Finally, we've just passed the thirty-third anniversary of Operation Opera, the successful Israeli airstrike on Iraq's Osirak nuclear complex. The Aviationist has a great overview of the operations, including links to a fascinating documentary: