"Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) a friend or foe to national security and defense? Despite the obvious benefits that AI can bring in the fight against terrorism and cyberattacks, there are also risks. Using AI as a weapon can have serious consequences, and mass surveillance of citizens violates their rights. Moreover, AI cannot replace human reasoning in complex situations. To effectively use AI in national security and defense, ethical and legal standards, as well as qualified specialists, are needed. Let's use AI correctly so that it can be our ally in the fight for security.