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Guests include Stacie Pettyjohn, Senior Fellow and Director of the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security; Becca Wasser, fellow in the Defense Program at CNAS (both Wasser and Pettyjohn begin at the 2:44 mark); Zachary Kallenborn, research affiliate with the Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (at the 21:14 mark); and Sam Bendett, Adviser with CNA and a member of its Russia Studies Program (at 29:25).

Extra reading:

  • Find Pettyjohn and Wasser’s War on the Rocks columns here and here;
  • Read Kallenborn’s analysis of the Israeli Defense Forces recent swarm operations here;
  • Read a CNA report Bendett co-authored in May entitled “Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy in Russia” (PDF) here.

A transcript of this episode is below.

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