This photograph taken in Kyiv on February 26, 2024 shows a laptop screen with a webpage of the IT Army of Ukraine group of volunteer hackers. The IT Army of Ukraine first set up in the wake of Russia’s devastating attack, and has since hugely grown in importance. It is one of a flurry of hacker groups that have flourished in wartime, countering Russia from behind their screens and operating in a legal grey area. (Photo by GENYA SAVILOV/AFP via Getty Images)

Cybercom chief warns against taking lessons too early from Russia-Ukraine conflict

As the Russia-Ukraine conflict has evolved, the U.S. should be careful of taking cyber lessons from the early days of the war, Gen. Timothy Haugh said.
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.
Swedish-made Archer Howitzer operated by Ukrainian members of the 45th Artillery Brigade fires toward Russian positions, in the Donetsk region, on January 20, 2024, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Roman PILIPEY / AFP) (Photo by ROMAN PILIPEY/AFP via Getty Images)

Nations form new ‘capability coalitions’ to help confront Ukraine’s long-term military needs

Plans for these coalitions’ establishment and functions were in focus at the 18th UDCG meeting.
Ukrainian servicemen of Ukrainian Air Defence unit, 241st separate brigade of the Territorial Defence Forces take part in a training in the Kyiv region on October 28, 2023, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP via Getty Images)

Ukraine to get more laser-guided munitions to kill drones

A new tranche of U.S. military aid includes $300 million for Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative funding.
Children walk next to the memorial wall with the names of residents who were killed at the time of Russia’s occupation, on July 2, 2023 in Bucha, Ukraine. The Kyiv suburb was turned into a battlefield in the first month of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as Moscow’s troops attempted to seize the capital. Ukrainian forces took back control of Bucha and nearby towns last March, after weeks of violent occupation by Russian forces. Ukrainian authorities allege that 1,400 deaths occurred during Russian occupation here, with more than 175 people found in mass graves and torture chambers, amid thousands of instances of war crimes. (Photo by Roman Pilipey/Getty Images)

‘Have the kids come home?’: How open-source technologies are reshaping conflict and humanitarian operations

DefenseScoop was recently briefed about how the U.S. government is increasingly engaging with a broad range of efforts to document evidence of potential war crimes and other…