Indonesian defence planners need to assume the worst-case scenario of future weapon system accidents and account for the whole acquisition lifecycle in weapon system procurements.
Military lawyers told me how they must make split-second decisions that weigh military variables against real human lives.
Reforms that will entrench constitutionalism, the rule of law, and political inclusion will solve Africa’s security problems, not moving the US Africa Command headquarters to the continent.
Marketing for robotic ‘dogs’ plays up their potential for good, but the debate about lethal autonomous weapons suggests public anxiety is warranted.
There are signs that UK will be bolder and less accountable in its genetic defence research than many other countries.
Deeper levels of comprehension are needed to understand the embedded inequalities and misconducts in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Augmented reality has largely enjoyed cover from critique by being taken as a benign gaming technology. But recent developments suggest we need to get serious about it.
Although there had been an increase in violence in Niger since the last election results were announced, the attempted coup, on March 31, raised concerns to a new level in the volatile country.
Even healthy, well-adjusted veterans struggle with the transition from military to civilian life.
The desire of former TNI and police officers to enter politics has more to do with personal advancement than with advancing the institutional interests of the military or police.
Science fiction has often had an inspirational and positive relationship with space endeavors. But the new US Space Force is struggling with a pop culture public relations problem.
South Africa’s famous toyi-toyi was adopted from Zimbabwean troops, who learned it in Algeria – showing the interconnected nature of Africa’s liberation struggles.
New legislation would give the ADF more power to respond to future bushfires and other disasters. But questions remain about the scope of this involvement and how ADF personnel would be deployed.
Touré pursued a strategy he called ‘the politics of consensus’, ostensibly enabling him to work with everyone, transcend partisan divisions and advance the public interest.
In January 2016, Kenyan troops were defeated by Al-Shabaab militants at El Adde in Somalia. This is why it happened.
Outsourcing use-of-force decisions to machines violates human dignity and is incompatible with international law.
The transition to a civilian government won’t be smooth.
The New Zealand military has been found in breach of its basic democratic duties.Only a law change will restore trust.
When an atrocity is committed in war — and the army fails to respond — it is due to a moral failure of command. It’s time for the army to show the same courage as those veterans who have spoken out.
China didn’t feature explicitly in Scott Morrison’s speech, but the dramatic growth in its military capabilities was a clear reason for the surge in defence spending.