Stew Magnuson

Editor in Chief

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Stew Magnuson is the Editor in Chief of National Defense Magazine.

Recent Articles

  • Air Force News

    Air Force Wrestles With Command, Control in Multi-Domain Ops

    September 20, 2018

    The Air Force is taking steps to help its leaders wrap their heads around the new complex world of multi-domain operations, where war takes place in not only land, sea and air, but space and cyber space, and against peer competitors determined to degrade or disrupt their communications.

  • Air Force News

    Sec. Wilson: Air Force Too Small to Carry Out Missions

    September 17, 2018

    “The Air Force is too small for what the nation expects of us,” Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson said Sept. 17 in a keynote speech kicking off the year’s biggest conference devoted to the service.

  • Air Power

    New Age of Autonomous Jet Fighters on Horizon

    September 14, 2018

    The scenario military thinkers propose would double the number of jet fighters in a typical battle formation from four to eight. But instead of the additional aircraft being identical to an F-35 joint strike fighter, or F-15E Strike Eagle, they are low-cost, unmanned jets.

  • Science and Engineering Technology

    The STEM Pipeline Will Only Grow Smaller

    September 14, 2018

    It has been nearly 20 years since the STEM acronym entered the public consciousness. Science, technology, engineering and math. The alarm was sounded: the nation was not doing a good enough job producing the expertise needed to fill jobs in these fields.

  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    Booz Allen Bets Big on Artificial Intelligence

    September 11, 2018

    The boom in artificial intelligence and big data science has left many companies scrambling to find expertise in these burgeoning fields and competing over a small pool of talent.

  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    DARPA Spending $2 Billion to Advance AI Technologies

    September 07, 2018

    The Defense Research Projects Agency will spend $2 billion over the next five years on the “AI Next” program to advance the science of artificial intelligence, its director announced Sept. 7, the final day of the organization’s 60th anniversary celebration.

  • CBRN

    EXCLUSIVE: Doctors Reveal Details of Neuro-Weapon Attacks in Havana

    September 06, 2018

    Directed energy weapons intended to disrupt or damage their victims’ brains were the most likely source of a series of mysterious attacks singling out U.S. personnel assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Cuba in 2017, three doctors involved in the investigation have told National Defense in exclusive interviews.

  • Research and Development

    DARPA at 60: Director Lays Out Vision for Agency’s Future

    September 05, 2018

    The director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said in order for the organization to meet the high expectations of the nation, and to uphold its reputation as a purveyor of cutting edge technology it must evolve.