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Turkey’s Independent Defense Developments: Implications for NATO

Turkey is undergoing many political and economic changes, which puts stress on the country’s foreign relationships. In the defense sphere, Turkey is becoming more active in acquiring new technology. These defense sector changes have implications for Turkey’s relationship with NATO and other countries.

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kenny Holston: http://www.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2000493919/

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Nuclear Weapons and the Just War Tradition

While critics of nuclear arms often describe them as indiscriminate weapons that would be used to target civilian population centers, U.S. nuclear planning is deliberately aligned with the moral values that govern the U.S. way of war.

The sun rises over an MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 16, 2016.

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Drones with Lasers for Missile Defense

Since the first successful laser test in 1960, directed energy weapons promised a futuristic version of warfare just around the corner. Almost sixty years later, the technology remains just around the corner, but recent advances may make current attempts different.