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The U.S. Military Is Turning to Science Fiction to Shape the Future of War

How the military is growing a cottage industry of sci-fi writer consultants to help it predict the nature of tomorrow’s conflicts

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In 2030, a severe drought triggers a refugee crisis, which in turn sparks a war between two African nations. The UN steps…




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