September 23, 2013  

China copying drones | Afghanistan command shift | Tech vs. men

The onslaught of cyber attacks out of China isn’t new, but it seems the targets are becoming more focused.  A coordinated effort to steal design data on US drones has been in the works for nearly two years, as China tries to catch up and eliminate one area of US military superiority.  (Edward Wong, New York Times)

As part of the drawdown in Afghanistan, the military is moving away from centralized command structures and toward smaller outposts in the country, with the move set to take effect next year.  (Dan Lamothe, Military Times)

Wargames last week showed that even with high-tech weapons, the Army still needs lots of manpower to be effective.  The U.S. may also be losing its technology edge, Sydney Freedberg writes. (Breaking Defense)

Warlord’s Quote of the Day

“We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. … The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. The world knows we do know how to save it. We — even we here — hold the power, and bear the responsibility. — President Abraham Lincoln, 1862 Message to Congress

Contributed by Ev Chasen, a writer and consultant with Foxwood Communications. From a list compiled by the Warlord Loop, a private email forum for national security experts.

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