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DoD, partners use AI for humanitarian and disaster relief



DoD, partners use AI for humanitarian and disaster relief
In August, representatives from the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Energy, and Microsoft met virtually to discuss their efforts to develop artificial intelligence (AI) that would help first responders engaged in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts. The goal of this partnership is to mitigate natural disasters by… Read More

“The General and the Ambassador” discuss the U.S., Kyrgyzstan, and Central Asia



“The General and the Ambassador” discuss the U.S., Kyrgyzstan, and Central Asia
In a new “The General and the Ambassador” podcast, Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy is joined by General Blaine Holt and Ambassador Tatiana Gfoeller to converse on the United States, Kyrgyzstan, and Central Asia. General Holt and Ambassador Gfoeller describe their efforts to keep the Manas base as an airbridge for… Read More

“The General and the Ambassador” focus on Latin America and the Caribbean



“The General and the Ambassador” focus on Latin America and the Caribbean
This month “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” dropped another two-part interview, this time featuring guests Admiral Kurt Tidd and Ambassador Liliana Ayalde. The two joined Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy for discussions about the United States’s role in Latin America and the Caribbean. Part one centers on Tidd and… Read More

Votel, Leaf discuss U.S. interests in the Middle East (pt. 2)



Votel, Leaf discuss U.S. interests in the Middle East (pt. 2)
In another episode of “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation,” Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy continues her conversation with General Joseph Votel and Ambassador Barbara Leaf. The first part of their discussion on U.S. interests in the Middle East aired earlier this month. In part two of McCarthy’s interview with… Read More

Votel, Leaf discuss U.S. interests in the Middle East (pt. 1)



Votel, Leaf discuss U.S. interests in the Middle East (pt. 1)
U.S. interests in the Middle East is the focus of the latest episode of Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy’s podcast series “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation.” The episode features General Joseph Votel and Ambassador Barbara Leaf. McCarthy’s guests discuss the diplomatic and military tools used by the United States… Read More

U.S. ties to the Philippines on “The General and the Ambassador”



U.S. ties to the Philippines on “The General and the Ambassador”
The latest episode of Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy’s podcast series “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” focuses on U.S. strategic interests in the Philippines. In this episode, Captain Gus Gusentine and Ambassador Harry Thomas discuss their partnership to help the Philippines root out terrorists, fight poverty and address widespread… Read More

Featured Article: Countering Russian Hybrid Warfare



Featured Article: Countering Russian Hybrid Warfare

Russia’s recent operations in Crimea, Eastern Ukraine, and Georgia have disrupted a generation of relative peace and stability between Moscow and its Western neighbors… This article recommends that the U.S. Army needs to escape from the traditional American Way of War and see its role as part of a broader, whole-of-government and comprehensive, approach…

Featured Article: Great Power Competition Lessons from Tibet



Featured Article: Great Power Competition Lessons from Tibet

President Eisenhower characterized proxy warfare as the “cheapest insurance in the world.” He recognized the potential to accomplish national security objectives without direct U.S. military involvement by making relatively small investments in surrogate forces… Today, proxy warfare again provides the United States a way to compete below the level of armed conflict…

Featured Article: Empowering U.S. National Security with AI Capabilities



Featured Article: Empowering U.S. National Security with AI Capabilities

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is the principal Department of Defense intelligence agency that possesses and processes “Geospatial” information. The agency is aggressively pursuing innovative solutions regarding artificial intelligence-based enhanced capabilities, automation, and human-machine teaming augmentation… This article will focus on United States DoD initiatives, with an in-depth focus on the NGA’s AI-enhanced capabilities and initiatives…

“The General and the Ambassador” weigh in on Ebola



“The General and the Ambassador” weigh in on Ebola
A new episode of “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” dropped on April 21. In this episode, Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy interviews General Gary Volesky and Ambassador Deborah Malac on the part they played in the response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. Together McCarthy and her guests examine… Read More