What Putin’s New Constitution Means for Russia and the West (Defense One)

A series of constitutional amendments will cement Putin’s hold on power, change Russian life, and give the West fewer options for dealing with him

https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2020/06/what-putins-new-constitution-means-russia-and-west/166567/?oref=d-river

PATRICK TUCKER

What Putin’s New Constitution Means for Russia and the West (Defense One)

A series of constitutional amendments will cement Putin’s hold on power, change Russian life, and give the West fewer options for dealing with him

https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2020/06/what-putins-new-constitution-means-russia-and-west/166567/?oref=d-river

PATRICK TUCKER

Political Fight Over Russian Bounty on US Troops Appears to Warp Intel Debate (Defense One)

Democrats suspect the White House is trying to paint the assessment as less solid than it is

https://www.defenseone.com/politics/2020/06/political-fight-over-russian-bounty-us-troops-appears-warp-intel-debate/166566/?oref=d-river

KATIE BO WILLIAMS

Deepfake Threats Would Get Annual DHS Look Under Proposed Law (Defense One)

The Deepfake Report Act would require the Homeland Security Department to study the threats posed by manipulated and synthetic text and imagery

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2020/06/deepfake-threats-would-get-annual-dhs-look-under-proposed-law/166548/?oref=d-river

BRANDI VINCENT

How the Pandemic Is Helping The Military Prep For World War III (Defense One)

A local coronavirus response functioned as a crucial test of a new data network concept intended to deter Russia and China.

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2020/05/how-pandemic-helping-military-prep-world-war-iii/165656/?oref=d-topstory

BY PATRICK TUCKER

If Given OK, US Could Conduct a Nuclear Test in a Matter of Months, Pentagon Official Says (Defense One)

This comes as senior national security officials are reportedly discussing whether to conduct a test.

https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2020/05/if-given-ok-us-could-conduct-nuclear-test-matter-months-pentagon-official-says/165662/?oref=d-river

BY MARCUS WEISGERBER

Pentagon Sets New Rules for ‘Return to Normal Operations’ Worldwide (Defense One)

We’ve got a ways to go,’ says official in charge of re-opening, but local commanders given authority to decide.

https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2020/05/pentagon-sets-new-rules-return-normal-operations-worldwide/165659/?oref=d-river

BY KATIE BO WILLIAMS