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Recent:
  • Defense One
Past:
  • GovExec
  • National Journal

Recent articles by Patrick:

Ukraine Pushes Government Digitization As War Rages

New services help citizens access services, ID Russian war criminals, and reassure foreign supporters. → Read More

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Learn from Ukraine, DIA Chief Tells New China Mission Group

Defense Intelligence Agency unit takes aim at “warning problem of our lifetime.” → Read More

China’s Increased Military Activity Near Taiwan, a ‘New Normal’ Says Pentagon

The Pentagon identifies 2027 as a key deadline for China military modernization, then 2035 and 2049. → Read More

US Sending Ukraine 200 Generators, Anti-Drone Machine Guns

After Russian attacks cause rolling blackouts, the West rushes backup energy, ammunition, and counter-drone tech. → Read More

Why Defense Budgets Will Stay High After the Ukraine War

The war is exposing how European nations were underinvesting in defense, and the critical role that renewable energy will play in transatlantic security. → Read More

Polish Military Chief Says Russia is Escalating on NATO’s Border

After missile debris kills Poles, Ukrainian officials say “air shield” talks with allies are underway. → Read More

Could Ukraine Retake Crimea? Not Easily

Difficult approaches and dug-in Russian forces would likely mean a long and difficult effort, experts said. → Read More

Milley: Ukrainian Military Victory Isn’t Near, But It’s a Good Time for Negotiations

Russia’s strategic goals are out of reach, but its forces still hold one-fifth of the country, says Joint Chiefs chairman. → Read More

Deadly ‘Projectile’ in Poland Raises Tensions As Russian Strikes Pound Ukraine

AP says Russian missiles killed two on NATO territory, but Pentagon declines to corroborate report. → Read More

Biden and China’s Xi to Meet Face-to-Face on Monday

Taiwan, Ukraine, and microchips are the likely topics, official says. → Read More

Russian Forces Retreat from Kherson, In Major Loss

Retaking the city will put Ukrainian rockets in range of a new swath of targets in Crimea and elsewhere. → Read More

Ukraine Calls for More Anti-Drone Gear as Air-Defense Missiles Arrive

NASAMS are now operational in Ukraine, but a new potential threat looms. → Read More

Donated Tanks Headed to Ukraine

Kyiv will get 90 T-72 tanks, donated by the Czech Republic and upgraded with U.S. and Dutch funds. → Read More

Pentagon To Launch New Study On How to Get at Hard, Deeply Buried Targets

A senior defense official explains the thinking behind the Biden Administration’s nuclear policy document. → Read More

Putin’s Chef Is Opening a Start-Up Accelerator for Russia’s War

But with IT workers fleeing the country, it’s hard to predict how successful the endeavor will be. → Read More

Not Even State Media Believes Kremlin Claims that a Russia-Only Internet Is Ready to Go

But a series of August tests shows that Moscow is still working to enable the country to unplug from the World Wide Web. → Read More

US, Allies Rush Anti-Drone Equipment to Ukraine, Conduct On-Site Weapons Tracking

A defense official also said the United States has no reason to think military aid to Ukraine is going missing. → Read More

Defense Companies Should Start Investing In NATO’s Eastern Flank, Says Romanian Land Forces Chief

As the U.S. and NATO footprint on Ukraine and Russia’s border grows, so do their industrial base needs. → Read More

West Rejects Russian Claim that Ukraine Plans a False-Flag Dirty Bomb

US, U.K., France release statement decrying Moscow’s Sunday allegation. → Read More