Rethinking defence planning in an age of disruption

New strategies and tools are needed at a time of increasingly complex and sophisticated threats, including fake data to deceive AI systems.

Singapore Armed Forces personnel at the integrated command post of Exercise Forging Sabre 2021 at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho last month. At the exercise, Defence Science and Technology Agency engineers leveraged artificial intelligence and data analytics to offer optimal mission recommendations to the commanders during integrated air and land strike operations. PHOTO: MINDEF

In a world where geopolitical uncertainties, economic disruptions and technological innovations collide, Singapore's defence planners and organisations must prepare to meet complex security challenges.

The list of potential threats is growing and diverse - violent terrorism, disinformation and hybrid threats in the cyber domain as well as the fallout from ideological and strategic competition between global and regional powers, pandemics, climate change and mega natural disasters.

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