U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Michael E. Langley, United States Africa Command commanding general, gifts coins to marines stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, in recognition of their performance on Sept. 14, 2023. (Department of Defense photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Gentile)

DOD turns to tech as physical presence around Africa dwindles

U.S. Africa Command is evaluating how to best apply technology with allies and partners to monitor rising adversarial influence, terrorism and other emerging threats as forces hustle…
Staff Sgt. Gregory Fretz, cyber operations specialist with 178th Cyber Protection, Mississippi Army National Guard, monitors cyber attacks during Exercise Southern Strike at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, April 21, 2023. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Renee Seruntine)

Information operations will be ‘foundational’ to future DOD efforts, Cybercom chief says

In addition to conducting information operations, the military must begin preparing for how service members and commanders will themselves be targeted, according to Gen. Timothy Haugh.
An Area-I Air-Launched, Tube-Integrated, Unmanned System, or ALTIUS, sails through the skies at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. (Photo by Jose Mejia-Betancourth/CCDC AvMC Technology Development Directorate)

Chinese military boosting its ability to defeat kamikaze drones

In addition to kinetic systems that are designed to shoot down threats with projectiles and missiles, the Chinese military is also pushing ahead with electronic warfare tools…
Subcommittee chairman Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) listens during a House Armed Services Subcommittee on Cyber, Information Technologies and Innovation hearing about artificial intelligence on Capitol Hill July 18, 2023 in Washington, DC. The hearing focused on barriers that prevent the Department of Defense from adopting and deploying A.I. effectively and the risks from adversarial A.I. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Lawmakers question US military base security amid ‘growing trend’ of alleged Chinese espionage

In a new letter, shared with DefenseScoop on Tuesday before it was disseminated publicly, members of Congress cite recent articles in the American press to warn of…
U.S. Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, observes modifications to the U-2 Dragon Lady at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. on Dec. 6, 2022. Kelly visited Beale to inspect the 9th Reconnaissance Wing’s capabilities for combat power and reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Frederick A. Brown)

Air Combat Command chief warns China’s military arsenal entering ‘wicked, dangerous territory’

"The architecture they are building today to defend their interests is frankly designed to inflict more casualties in the first 30 hours [of a future war] than…
Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces commander, and Gen Sang-hwa Jung, Republic of Korea Air Force Chief of Staff, discuss initiatives to strengthen trust and interoperability at the Air and Space Forces Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Sept. 13. They planned for PACAF aircraft to participate in the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition this October as a demonstration of US extended deterrence to aggression and commitment to regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Gena Armstrong)

PACAF establishing new intel-sharing mechanisms to enhance all-domain awareness with allies

Gen. Ken Wilsbach discussed this plan as a key element of the command’s new official strategy to guide operations through 2030.
Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost salutes during the presentation of colors at the U.S. Transportation Command change of command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Oct. 15, 2021. In a ceremony presided over by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, Van Ovost took command of the joint worldwide organization. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

How US Transportation Command is using open-source info to counter China

“You see that the information is key, and how we scrape and get that information all together —  for us, bringing it up and combining it with…