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FORGET THE TANKS

America has the most military hardware of any country—but experts say the nature of war is shifting underground and online, and the U.S. may struggle to keep up.

THEY’RE OUT THERE

First contact looks more and more likely. But if we’re going to find extraterrestrial life in the 2020s, we might need to switch up exactly where, and how, we’re looking.