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The Emergence of Disinformation as a Major Threat

The warped reality of disinformation spreading online is a national security risk requiring an all-hands-on-deck approach to thwart the growing dangers. In this three-part series, experts at the University of Buffalo’s Center for Information Integrity assess the threats, the danger they pose, and a range of possible solutions.
First in a three-part series…

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In a Dangerous World, New Pentagon Mitigation Plan Would Hobble U.S. Forces

One must admire the intent behind Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s new Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response Action Plan (CHMR-AP). Yet the recommendations in this plan threaten to undermine U.S. combatant forces and their commanders, limiting America’s ability to wage war and potentially increasing the risk of civilian casualties in the future.

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Washington’s Support for Defense-Critical Semiconductors Won’t Fix What Ails Industry

The semiconductor industry is enjoying a rare moment in the sun. Thanks to supply shortages and the U.S. government’s belated realization of the role semiconductors play in weapons systems and elsewhere, congressional leaders and the Biden administration are committing taxpayers to spending billions on domestic chip factories. It’s been a long time coming.

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Scrap the Individual Military Branches in Favor of a Single Warfighting Force

It’s time to scrap the U.S. armed forces. If you just spewed your Cheerios across the breakfast table, I should clarify. I’m not suggesting we abandon the military, beat our swords into ploughshares and become pacifists. But it’s time to overhaul how the nation organizes the military services by unifying the service departments into one warfighting component — the United States Defense Forces.

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