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Stephen Bryen

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Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Stephen:

US bases in Japan now vulnerable to missile attacks

Japan's cancellation of the two Aegis Ashore missile defense systems was not caused by local complaints about the basing of the → Read More

US research scientists under fire for ties to China

Harvard Professor Charles Lieber was formally indicted this month on two counts of making false statements to federal authorities regarding his → Read More

China’s telecom firms in the US are in trouble

An important and influential US Senate subcommittee, the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, has issued a strongly negative report about Chinese → Read More

Rising cyberattacks threaten real-world war

When Iran cyberattacked Israel's water supply system on April 24 and 25, it did more than just shut down computers and disrupt water system operations. → Read More

US B-1 bomber drills aim at China, Russia

In three major military operations, the US used B-1 bombers in missions aimed at Chinese fortified reefs and islands in the South China Sea, a strategic → Read More

Russian Pantsir systems neutralized in Libya

Russia has got a black eye in Libya as at least three of its vaunted Pantsir S-1 (SA-22 Greyhound) air defense systems were taken out by Turkish Bayraktar → Read More

Iran’s military satellite likely a failure

Iran's "Noor" (Messenger) military satellite likely did not reach orbit. The United States Air Force's 18th Space Control Squadron said it had "tracked 2 → Read More

US and Israel alter military focus

Both the United States and Israel are in the middle of reassessing and reworking their war fighting capability. In the US the shift is linked to the → Read More

Should Boeing be bailed out?

Troubled aviation giant Boeing is asking the US government to step in with US$60 billion in “government aid,” including loan guarantees. What should the Trump administration do? In France, because … → Read More

Centurion C-RAM: The solution that isn’t

Katyusha rockets, fired by Shi’ite militias allied to Iran, struck US Camp Taji in Iraq last week killing one British and two American soldiers. The base → Read More

China and US salute the cyborg soldier

The arrest of Harvard Professor Charles Lieber for failing to reveal his work for the Chinese is more than alarming. One of the world’s leading experts in nanotechnology, Lieber cont… → Read More

No missile defense as rockets hit US base in Iraq

At 7:35pm local time in Iraq on March 11, 18 107mm Katyusha rockets hit the Camp Taji Base that hosts US and coalition troops. The base did not have any missile defenses. The attack used Iran-suppl… → Read More

Turkey’s invasion of Syria turns sour

Turkey urgently requested consultations with NATO under Article 4 of the NATO treaty. Article 4 provides: “The Parties will consult together whenever, in the opinion of any of them, the terr… → Read More

Debris is only part of Boeing’s problems

The discovery of foreign object debris (FOD) in the fuel tanks of two-thirds of the recently manufactured MAX jets in storage has appalled Boeing’s top leadership. Boeing has had issues with … → Read More

Mystery hangs over arrest of top brain scientist

Harvard scientist Charles Lieber, an expert in nanotechnologies, had been doing work in China → Read More

US military shelters need better shock protection

The Ayn al-Asad attack aftermath suggests a new approach is needed to reduce brain injuries to troops → Read More

Why did Iranians shoot down Ukraine jet?

Many questions remain unanswered over why and how flight FL-752 was bought down by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard force → Read More

Was the Tehran jet crash a criminal act?

Early evidence suggests Ukranian Airlines 737 could have been shot down → Read More

Japan’s secret war and the atomic bomb

Japan’s race to build an A-bomb boosted North Korea’s nuclear program → Read More

Trump’s Iranian trap

There is no support for a frontal attack on Iran but there are other options → Read More