Todd South, Air Force Times

Todd South

Air Force Times

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Todd:

Marine veteran reframes fear as fuel for overcoming life’s challenges

The Iraq War vet faced down his struggles with education, writing and adventure. → Read More

As the Army pushes holistic health, a soldier examines the history of soldier fitness

Maj. Garrett Gatzemeyer's book chronicles the philosophies and regimens that have led to the Army exercise programs of today. → Read More

Marine Reserve takeover of Southern Command opens force experimentation

With a dual-hatted commander, reservists now have more deployment opportunities. → Read More

Marine Corps orders safety standdown for all aviation units

There have been six class-A Marine aviation mishaps resulting in nine deaths in 2022. → Read More

Fewer devices, more automation and a better interface would help fight ‘alert fatigue’

Too many inputs can be disastrous, experts warn. → Read More

New Marine innovation unit plants flag in New York

The Marine Innovation Unit will give the reserves access to non-military skills and a talent pool already in uniform. → Read More

Marine Corps Reserve gets new missions, new roles and a whole new design

For decades the Marine Reserve was a near-carbon copy of the active side. Not anymore. → Read More

Special operations forces need AI that can explain its decisions, says military data chief

“If they cannot explain to each other how they are making decisions programmatically, we’re never going to be able to win a strategic fight that is dominated by AI.” → Read More

Marine vet pleads guilty to cyberstalking, ‘sextortion’ while on active duty

Many of the Torrance, California, area victims knew each other. → Read More

Navy SEALs are itching for upgrades to their silent underwater rides

Navy SEALs have a lot of cool toys, but most of the wet ones either need replacing or need some serious upgrades to haul them into the 21st century. → Read More

Why Latin American partners need a better way to share intel than WhatsApp

Better tools could help with a host of regional problems. → Read More

Pentagon tech chief wants an ‘all in one’ sensor

It is one of several critical technologies that Heidi Shyu, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, included in remarks at SOFIC. → Read More

Lasers, water landings, crewless ops: Upgrades are coming for the C-130 family

The 1960s-era design continues to transform. → Read More

Hybrid power could keep the Little Bird helo flying

A small, yet nimble and heavily used light-attack helicopter that carries small teams of special operators into battle has a problem. → Read More

Spec ops optics: US forces seek new sights and ways to defeat fog

Having eyes on the battlefield can mean the difference between hitting the right or wrong target, or even hitting the target at all, which is why U.S. special operators are looking to upgrade a host of optics items. → Read More

Special ops force calls for ‘untethered’ tool for recon and resupply

For the past two decades, radio frequencies were open, and it was uncommon for those deployed to encounter extensive jamming or interception. That’s not the case when facing more advanced adversaries like Russia or China, as opposed to terrorist organizations. → Read More

New rounds, new small arms make special operators’ firepower wish list

The weapon will fire a round now used in Marine sniper rifles. → Read More

Special operators need counter-drone, counter-IED tech in a smaller package

The command expects to pick a device in less than two years. → Read More

Special ops leader issues warning over information warfare capabilities, funding

Though operational commitments keep U.S. Special Operations Command moving, progress comes down to affordability. → Read More

Lethal and survivable or irrelevant and vulnerable? Marine redesign debate rages

It's "not a custody fight. It’s a fight for the life of the child," said retired. Lt. Gen. Paul Van Riper. → Read More