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The Military of the Future

Winter 2014


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Chuck Vest, RIP


Kevin Finneran


From the Hill


Congress passes budget deal, launches frenetic appropriations activity; House, Senate release COMPETES Act discussion drafts; Congress in brief; Agency updates


Greenhouse Gas Emissions from International Transport


Parth Vaishnav, Iddo K. Wernick


Sea Power in the Robotic Age


Bruce Berkowitz


Universal Conscription as Technology Policy


Brad Allenby, Mark Hagerott

In a world where battles are increasingly fought by robotic vehicles and computer malware, national security may not be well-served by a small, culturally homogeneous military. Is it time to bring back the draft?


Water


Edward Burtynsky


All Adaptation Is Local


William A. Stiles Jr.

Attention to the political context of coastal communities will be necessary if the United States is to improve on its current storm-by-storm approach to climate adaptation.


The GMO-Suicide Myth


Keith Kloor


My Brain is My Inkstand



When All Models Are Wrong


Andrea Saltelli, Silvio Funtowicz

More stringent quality criteria are needed for models used at the science/policy interface, and here is a checklist to aid in the responsible development and use of models.


Book Review: The zombie enlightenment and its discontents


Steve Fuller

The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty
, by
Nina Munk.


Book Review: Lighting the way


Jody A. Roberts

A Short Bright Flash: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse
, by
Theresa Levitt.


Book Review: The end of the wild, wild Net


Rex Hughes

Regulating Code: Good Governance and Better Regulation in the Information Age
, by
Ian Brown and Christopher T. Marsden.


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