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☕️ Good morning on this the 210th day of 2022 and the 29th of July

🙏THANK YOU

For reading what I write, without readership those who commission things written won't be asking me to do the writing, so I am deeply appreciative of your reading the words I string together.❣️🙏
July was a 1/2 vacation and 1/2 work month with 8 articles published for @ClearanceJobs @CSOonline and @securityblvd

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U.S. and UK warn local governments, businesses of China’s influence operations – Security Boulevard – 07 July 2022

csoonline.com/article/366649…
#china #US #UK #influenceops #natsec
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1/11) JUST RELEASED: The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) has released its explanatory report (No. 117-132) on S. 4503, the Intelligence Authorization Act. As I reported July 14 (see my pinned tweet), S. 4503 contains 31 pages of proposed new UAP-related provisions. ImageImage
2/11) In the report, SSCI rebukes the DoD for slow response. "At a time when cross-domain transmedium threats to U.S. national security are expanding exponentially, the Committee is disappointed with the slow pace of DoD-led efforts to establish" the UAP office/mission set in the Image
3/11) NDAA enacted Dec. 2021. The three new UAP provisions proposed in S. 4503 are meant "to accelerate progress." (Note: SSCI adopted this report just before the Pentagon issued July 20 release announcing the selection of Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick as director for the office, etc.)
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Explainer of my recent @GLOBSEC paper (link at end) on #NATO policy on #innovation and #AI, what should come next, and how that could also help #Ukraine.

Background bit: I explain the concept of General-Purpose Technology (GPT). AI is a GPT.
This changes the policy mix.
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For any new technology, one could reason that high defence spending and a robust defence industry could internalise: hire lots of new talent and done.
Why, then, do we pursue new forms of partnerships?
Aim is to tap into a broader pool of innovative talent that is...
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...decentralised and dispersed across a wide range of civilian organisations. That's the GPT effect: a narrow new technology, e.g. better radar, would be much more internalised in a small number of "traditional" defence organisations.
Not so for AI.
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#fiction Vs #défense : #RedTeamDefense
1 projet pour bâtir 1 vision prospective 🇫🇷 des risques conflictuels sur 2030-2060 :
1/ Piloté par @Agence_ID avec @EtatMajorFR @DGA & DGRIS, il mobilise des auteurs de fiction pour secouer les décideurs en pensant des scenarii #outofthebox
#fiction Vs #défense : Le projet #RedTeamDefense
2/ Décidé fin 2019, lancé par Florence Parly fin 2020, ce projet impliquant l'université @psl_univa a publié ses 1ers scenarii crédibles à l'Automne 2021.
Une partie est classifiée, le reste public...
defense.gouv.fr/aid/actualites…
#fiction Vs #défense : Le projet #RedTeamDefense
3/ Le concept & la Saison 1 étaient présentés dans cette vidéo de @Agence_ID dont l'habillage très #Videogame rompt avec la froideur institutionnelle...
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Some of the pieces I've authored / co-authored on #ArtificialIntelligence and #defense & foreign policy in the last couple of years - 🧵

#AI #Military #NATO #policy
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November 2020: while still at #NATO, I was working on policy White Papers on #AI and on #autonomous technologies. Those were disseminated to Allied govts for feedback. They were not published, but we released a snapshot of the overall thinking here:

nato.int/docu/review/ar…
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In 2021, I came back to NATO for a while to draft the first version of a more developed #AI #strategy for the Alliance. That work was then negotiated by Allied govts and agreed in Oct 2021.
NATO released a public summary of the Strategy here:

nato.int/cps/en/natohq/…
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I see so many #Space and #defense contractor #founders enamoured with their tech. But ask them "Who's your customer?" and guess what? They have no idea. A business without a customer isn't a business!
Every business needs four systems. Your business is no different. Don't tell me it is, because it is not.
The first system EVERY business needs is a #leadgeneration system. Eyeballs have to come from somewhere to see your offer.
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1. En Europe même, les changements d’équilibre interne peuvent conduire à un affaiblissement du leadership français. Sur beaucoup de sujets, une ligne alternative à celle du couple franco-allemand tend à émerger.
2.
De plus, le conflit entre la #Russie🇷🇺 et l’#Ukraine🇺🇦 continue de mettre en lumière les divisions profondes d’un monde multipolaire, dans lequel l’Occident ne fait plus figure de leader.
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Le conflit a permis à l’Ouest de réaffirmer son unité. L’#OTAN retrouve un rôle central. C’’est désormais à l’Union européenne de redéfinir ses rapports au Sud global et sa stratégie de #défense. 🇪🇺🧭
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Soldiers of #Odesa territorial defence serve and learn to fight in Non Stop mode

#народна_війна
#StopRussia
#Ukraine️
#Defense
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Every day, they conduct practical skills in tactical, fire, medical, and engineering training.
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Looking at such motivated and determined defenders, you understand - #Ukrainian people are invincible🙌🏻

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Indian #Defense Arsenal

#Missiles

#Thread

1. #Agni

Latest: Agni-5

Features:

a. Ballistic
b. Range: 5500-5800
c. Payload: 1500

Note: Under Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme we have developed Five Missiles

Agni 1, 2, Prithvi, Trishul, Nag and Akash
2. #Akash

Latest: Akash-NG, Akash Prime

Type: surface to air missile defense
3. #brahmossupersonicmissile

Features:

a. Supersonic cruise missile based on Ramjet Principle
b. Speed: Mach 2.5 to 2.8, it is world's fastest cruise missile
c. Range: Up to 300 kms (extended range of 450 km)
d. Built by a joint venture between India and Russia.
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A la @laBnF, début de la table ronde organisée par @FRS_org sur la guerre en #Ukraine avec Xavier Pasco, @IFacon, @BrunoTertrais, @AntoineBondaz, @VincentTourret, Emmanuelle Maitre, Elisande Nexon & Carole André-Dessornes. A suivre sur youtube Image #UkraineWar
Pour @IFacon de @FRS_org, un putsch de l'armée russe contre #VladimirPoutine est peu probable #UkraineWar Image
Deuxième intervention avec @VincentTourret, chargé de recherche à la @FRS_org, qui dresse un premier de la campagne militaire russe #Ukraine #UkraineWar Image
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Summary of the 13th day of #defense of #Ukraine from the #Russian Army invasion. Source: General Staff of the #Ukrainian Armed Forces. [Thread below⬇️]
[2] The #Russian Army slowed its offensive but continues mostly missile and artillery attacks on civilian infrastructure.
[3] The Rus. Army keeps pushing to encircle capital #Kyiv, cities of #Sumy, #Kharkiv, #Mariupol, #Mykolayiv, #Chernihiv, as well as to create a land corridor to #Crimea and move the #Ukrainian #Army father west to the limits of #Luhansk & #Donetsk provinces.
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#UkraineRussiaWar ⎮ Here's your roundup of #France's 🇫🇷 engagement and solidarity with #Ukraine 🇺🇦 on a national level, at the #UN 🇺🇳 and within the #EU 🇪🇺⤵️
@francediplo_EN @francediplo @Elysee @franceonu @EmmanuelMacron @Europe2022FR @EUintheUS @EU_Commission @EUCouncilPress @JY_LeDrian #Macron 🇫🇷⎮ "I spoke to Pres. #Putin this morning. He refuses to stop his attacks on #Ukraine at this point. It is vital to maintain dialogue to avoid human tragedy. I will continue my efforts and contacts. We must avoid the worst."
@francediplo_EN @francediplo @Elysee @franceonu @EmmanuelMacron @Europe2022FR @EUintheUS @EU_Commission @EUCouncilPress @JY_LeDrian #Macron 🇫🇷⎮ "Maintaining dialogue to protect the people, obtaining measures that will avoid human tragedy, putting an end to this war: this is the purpose of my commitment alongside Pres. #Zelensky and the international community. I am and will remain fully determined."
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#war #Kyiv #Ukraine #Russia Collecting all reports thread; Ukraine's operational command says "cruise and ballistic missile strikes are underway at the control centres in Kyiv" from @lukeharding1968 Friends report explosions in #Kyiv, #Odessa #Kharkiv #Mykolaev thread, add info
Targets include airfields and military headquarters, operational command says
"Distant crumps - soft explosions - reported from west Kyiv, towards the airport. Not Cruise missiles, i think, but sounds like an attack on the airport." @JohnSweeney
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Étant d'origine Russe, ayant de la famille sur place, j'en ai plus que marre du #RussianBashing des médias français, et des occidentaux moralisateurs en général. Que dirait les USA si la Russie allait installer des bases opérationnelle avancées au Mexique et à Cuba ? 1/2
De plus, n'oublions pas que les accords de Minsk ne concerne que les territoires de la Crimée et du Donbass. Les termes était l'arrêt de l'avancée des pro-russes au-delà de ces territoires. C'est ce qui a été fait. Poutine ne fait que reconnaître une république qui a déjà 8 ans.
Biden et les représentants de L'OTAN n'ont qu'à arrêter de prendre les gens pour des cons. N'avaient ils pas promis en 1989 de ne pas s'étendre en direction des frontières Russe ? Qui sème le vent, récolte la tempête.

#Ukraine #RussiaUkraineCrisis #Russia #UkraineCrisis #Donetsk
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Why #Ukraine 🇺🇦 matters to #EU, #US, #UK, #Canada, the world thread 🧵↓

© Olena Karpenko Image
This is #Ukraine 🇺🇦 pictured on top of a map of #Europe. It's the biggest European country, bigger than France. Donbass' territories occupied by Russia are as big as Switzerland.

What is happening now is not a small local conflict, but a hazard for the whole world.

🧵↓
Why does #Ukraine 🇺🇦 matter?

✅ 1ˢᵗ in Europe in proven recoverable reserves of uranium ores;
✅ 2ⁿᵈ place in Europe and 10th place in the world in terms of titanium ore reserves;

🧵↓
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New US #IndoPacific #Strategy!

Read full text here: whitehouse.gov/wp-content/upl…

"The #PRC..pursues a sphere of influence in the Indo-#Pacific & seeks to become the world’s most influential power. The PRC’s coercion & aggression spans the globe, but..is most acute in..Indo-Pacific."
#INDOPACIFIC: The Region by the #s

#POPULATION: Over half the world’s people, including 58% of youth

#ECONOMY: 60% of global GDP

#GROWTH: 2/3 of global economic growth

#GEOGRAPHY: 65% of the world’s oceans &🌊 25% of its land

>#STRATEGY: whitehouse.gov/wp-content/upl…
From the new U.S. #IndoPacific #Strategy:

"The United States is the leading international provider
of education to students from the Indo-#Pacific—nearly 68% of international students studying in the United States hail from the region..."

Read full text: whitehouse.gov/wp-content/upl…
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#Read this new #Report while there’s still time to act!

bakerinstitute.org/research/us-ch…

“US-#China Competition Enters the Decade of Max Danger: #Policy Ideas to Avoid Losing the 2020s”

My latest with Gabe Collins @BakerInstitute!

@RiceUniversity
@RiceUNews
@CES_Baker_Inst
#Xi
#Taiwan
As #PRC/#CCP power peaks over this decade, #Xi may seek #Taiwan as historic prize.

To protect their security & rules-based order, US/Allies must mobilize immediately to deter aggression.

The mission is vital, the stakes are high, & the clock is ticking.

bit.ly/PLA2027 Image
US/Allies/#Taiwan now face “#DecadeOfDanger” w/ peaking #Xi/#CCP/#PRC as #China has extreme version of “S-Curved #slowdown.”

Xi’s risk acceptance will likely be amplified by his track record of largely-uncountered revisionist actions vs. neighbors & RBO.

bakerinstitute.org/research/us-ch…
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@FarmingPathogen - Your strategies for containing mechanized farm risks present a form of offense against pathogen production. A way to push back.

The other half is defense.

Both raise awareness. And both are vulnerable to sabotage from authoritarians.
foreignpolicy.com/2020/01/31/cor…
We have yet to see a risk assessment that combines offense and defense.

Whole countries still make choices based on denying the both of them. We went from top tier to Worst in the World.

USA Senators objected to the 2018 actions. Bolton hid deletions with bogus security tags. ImageImageImageImage
Destruction started with personnel:
- Top managers
- Non-military staff
- Liaisons to Nat'l Guard and Agencies
Killing projects:
- Border quarantine
- Tracking Corps
- Antivirals/antibiotics support
- PPE

Done to dump any Ebola jump on the states. And bad-mouth the Governors. ImageImageImageImage
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There are many key capabilities Finland's new fighter (#Hxhanke) will deliver (or improve upon), I've mainly focused on Long-range strike (LRS) and Intelligence/Info/ Data gathering.

Here are a few papers that go into further depth on them -->
1/x #turpo #säkpol #defense
"Friends with (some) benefits: how non-allied Sweden and Finland view long-range conventional precision strike" in The Nonproliferation Review: 2/x

tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.108…
"Not just another arms deal: The security policy implications of the United States selling advanced missiles to Finland" by @FIIA_fi
3/x

fiia.fi/en/publication…
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Honored to be interviewed by @GrecianFormula on @DeptofDefense's 2021 #China #Military Power Report!

19fortyfive.com/2021/11/how-po…

Read my big picture takeaways & recommendations for @POTUS/@SecDef @19_forty_five!

Implications for #NationalSecurity Strategy, #Nuclear Posture Review.
#Pentagon's #China #Military Power Report is a 173-page treasure trove!

After my all-nighter 6-page summary—bit.ly/DoD-CMPR—I'm still finding food for thought...

Here are some new reflections from my interview w/ @GrecianFormula @19_forty_five:

19fortyfive.com/2021/11/how-po… Image
CMPR's biggest revelation? Most would say #nuclear #weapons buildup:

#PRC may have up to 700 deliverable #nuke warheads by 2027, of which roughly 200 warheads will be on land-based #ICBMs capable of threatening US; & at least 1,000 nuke warheads by 2030.

19fortyfive.com/2021/11/how-po…
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🇺🇸🇷🇺🇺🇦🚨GÉOPOLITIQUE🌍

Le porte-parole du Pentagone: "Nous continuons à voir une activité militaire inhabituelle à l'intérieur de la🇷🇺 mais près des frontières de l'Ukraine. Nous ne voulons pas qu'une action déstabilise davantage ce qui est déjà une partie très tendue du monde". Image
🇺🇸🇺🇦🚨 GÉOPOLITIQUE 🌍

[ 🇺🇲 ÉTATS-UNIS🔸 UKRAINE 🇺🇦 ]

📣📢 |•• L'engagement des États-Unis envers l'indépendance, la souveraineté et l'intégrité territoriale de l'Ukraine est à toute épreuve, a ajouté Blinken.

#Ukraine #USA #Russia

📸⤵️ Image
🇷🇺🇺🇦🚨 GÉOPOLITIQUE 🌍

[ 🇷🇺 RUSSIE🔸 UKRAINE 🇺🇦 ]

📣📢 |•• Dans une allocution vidéo, le président ukrainien, Zelensky, a déclaré que l'Ukraine a reçu des renseignements de ses partenaires sur des mouvements alarmants des militaires russes près des frontières.

📺⤵️
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with Greece’s Prime Minister #KyriakosMitsotakis to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relations
arab.news/g6br7
#BREAKING: Joint #Saudi-#Greek statement stresses need to enhance #defense and security cooperation, to raise the level, readiness and skill of their military forces through joint military exercises and drills
arab.news/g6br7
#BREAKING: Saudi Arabia and Greece agree to strengthen cooperation in the #cultural and #tourism sectors - joint statement
arab.news/g6br7
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1/ This is a thread on my rationale underlying the #investment opportunity in #defense firms. A compelling #value opportunity in an otherwise mostly expensive market. Touches on the realities of human nature and the growing risk of global conflict.
2/ The history of man is largely a history of conflict. As advanced in technology and morals as we'd like to think we are, I tend to side with the Hobbesian view that the the natural state of the world is one of anarchy, or: "the condition of Warre."

gutenberg.org/files/3207/320…
3/ Governments serve many key functions and can take many forms - I'm partial to liberal (lowercase L) democracies - but historically all share a common purpose and source of legitimacy: to keep their citizenry safe. There can be no prosperity without security.
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(1/21) On November 6, 1965, the U.S. agreed with Cuba to airlift Cubans to the United States.

In the next eight years, around 300,000 Cubans took advantage of this program and left for the country that had played a central role in its domestic politics for a long time. 🧵
🌎

(2/21) On that very same day, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson's science advisory committee sent him a report entitled Restoring the Quality of Our Environment. 

Summarized in one line: a warning that burning fossil fuels will change the climate.

#science #climatechange 🧵
🌎

(3/21) Although the report correctly warned about the increase of carbon dioxide, it noted that it would take a few more years before climate models could reasonably project future global surface temperature changes.
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