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Arms Race

Should We Ban Autonomous Killing Robots?

Christoph Adami | Posted 09.10.2015 | Science
Christoph Adami

I find the concern about the use of autonomus and intelligent technology well-meaning, but working in the field I also find it naïve, as well as potentially disruptive to our attempts to drive the field of Artificial Intelligence forward. Let me explain.

Uncle Pentagon

Frida Berrigan | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Frida Berrigan

In many ways, I grew up at the Pentagon. Our family never sat for a formal portrait. We didn't take snapshots at parties or picnics or on vacation. But what we do have is photo albums stuffed with pictures taken at the Pentagon as we protested there year after year after year.

Indefinite Enemies

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We need enemies. Homeland Security is psychological. Thus the guilt or innocence of the Gitmo prisoners and all our other detainees is irrelevant.

Asia's Mad Arms Race

Conn Hallinan | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Conn Hallinan

Asia is currently in the middle of an unprecedented arms race that is not only sharpening tensions in the region but also competing with efforts by Asian countries to address poverty and growing economic disparity.

Tell Us the Truth Behind British Arms in Asia, Mr. Hague?

Sourav Roy | Posted 07.10.2012 | World
Sourav Roy

British Secretary of State, William Hague, is a delight to listen to. Even more when he dismisses an uncomfortable question hurled at him.

Arms Down

John Feffer | Posted 06.10.2012 | World
John Feffer

We are in a dangerous zero-sum world in which a military reduction in the United States means a military increase somewhere else. To break out of this situation and create a virtuous circle of military reductions, we must pursue a three-prong strategy.

How Hackers Started A Cyber Arms Race

Bloomberg Businessweek | Posted 09.20.2011 | Technology

Cyber espionage and nation-state-backed hacking incidents appear to be increasing in frequency and severity. What once seemed the province of Hollywoo...

Saudi Arabia Will Build Nukes If Iran Gets Them

The Guardian | Jason Burke in Riyadh | Posted 08.29.2011 | World

A senior Saudi Arabian diplomat and member of the ruling royal family has raised the spectre of nuclear conflict in the Middle East if Iran comes clos...

Bigger Than Blackwater: Arming the U.A.E.

Hannah Gurman | Posted 08.20.2011 | World
Hannah Gurman

In this broader context of the U.S. willingness to provide arms for Gulf allies, direct contracts between the defense industry and the U.A.E. appear to be a win-win situation for everyone -- except the critics of the U.A.E. regime.

Michael Douglas and Yoko Ono Support Mayor Akiba and Nuclear Disarmament at John Catsimatidis' Fifth Avenue Home

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Mayors for Peace, headed by the Mayor of Hiroshima, Tadatoshi Akiba, got a boost this week during the five-yearly review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferat...

Crazy COIN Strategy: US-Pakistani Nuclear Deal

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Mull

Not for-sure nuclear war, mind you, just betting it all and rolling the dice on nuclear war. This is what COIN has come to, what our trillion dollar occupation has come to.

The Norwegians Got It!

Lester Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lester Sloan

While writers, poets, and scientists usually win the award for what they have accomplished, statesmen, philosophers, and other persons of ideas are honored for the causes that they champion.

Latin Arms Race Heats Up: Obama Leans on Brazil To Buy Boeing Warplanes

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

While sharing his vision of a more peaceful world with the UN and demanding big Pentagon cuts, Obama has also been lobbying Brazil to buy warplanes from shrinking defense giant Boeing.