U.S. Should Invest In Electronic Warfare As Adversaries Advance

U.S. adversaries—China, Russia, and Iran—have recently demonstrated that they are developing and using increasingly more sophisticated electronic warfare (EW) capabilities. As “our most advanced adversaries have done their best to rapidly evolve,” according to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Charles Q. Brown, the military has “lost some muscle memory” in the EW domain. To regain the advantage in this important form of warfare, the United States should explore including Israel, a world leader in electronic warfare research and development, in existing and new initiatives to bridge the capabilities gap. As part of these initiatives, the United States should also attempt to integrate other Middle East partners seeking to enhance their own electronic warfare readiness.

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Ari Cicurel – Assistant Director of Foreign Policy
Yoni Tobin – Policy Analyst