Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

The U.S. Army Could Revolutionize Long-Range Fires (From RealClearDefense) In recent testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Army Secretary Mark Esper revealed that Long-Range Precision Fires (LRPF) is his service’s top priority. Currently, the Army has a multi-phased program designed to first improve and then transform the capabilities [Read More...]
A Competitive Strategy To Counter Russian Aggression Against NATO EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Click here to read the full report as a PDF. The world has entered a new era of great power competition. The 2017 U.S. National Security Strategy declared After being dismissed as a phenomenon of an earlier century, [Read More...]
U.S. Army Could Build An Integrated Air And Missile Defense Now (From RealClearDefense) The U.S. Army has an ambitious program, called the Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS), which seeks to network the Army’s entire suite of air and missile defense systems: Patriot, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, Integrated Fire Protection and eventually short-range [Read More...]
Navy’s Next Generation Network Will Not Meet Warfighters’ Needs (From RealClearDefense) The leadership of the U.S. Navy is virtually unanimous in identifying their networks as one of the linchpins for success in future high-end warfare. Admiral Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), recently expressed the view that “there are plenty of [Read More...]
A Real Missile Gap Is Looming In Hypersonic Weapons (From The National Interest) A new “missile gap” is emerging, one that is based in fact. This is the disparity between the United States and its main competitors, Russia and China, in the field of hypersonic weapons systems. A hypersonic vehicle is one that [Read More...]
Modernizing NATO’s Nuclear Capabilities Must Outweigh Industrial Base Considerations (From RealClearDefense) Germany is a key player in NATO’s nuclear-sharing arrangements. In order to maintain this role, the Luftwaffe needs to acquire a nuclear-capable F-35 to replace its aging fleet of Tornado strike aircraft. The Russian threat is too dire and the [Read More...]
Army Needs To Maintain Momentum On APS Technologies (From RealClearDefense) U.S. ground forces deployed in Europe had been reduced to a faint shadow of their former greatness. They lacked heavy armor, combat aviation, long-range fires, short-range air defense and electronic warfare. In addition, historically low rates of investment left the [Read More...]
The U.S. Is Building Its Own Anti-Access Air And Missile Defense System (From RealClearDefense) Over the past several years, much attention has been focused on efforts by this country’s competitors to create an anti-access/area denial environment (A2/AD) designed to defeat U.S. power projection capabilities. A central feature of the canonical A2/AD threat is an [Read More...]
Winning the Great Power Competition: Better Logistics And Sustainment (From RealClearDefense) Logistics and sustainment are what makes the difference between a military that can fight and win wars and one-trick ponies that give out as soon as they have to operate beyond their immediate support facilities. This is an area in [Read More...]
The U.S. Army Needs Modernized Humvees (From The National Interest) Today, the Army has over 100,000 Humvees spread across the Active and Reserve Components. The Army’s long-term tactical wheeled vehicle strategy envisions replacing about half of the Humvee fleet with Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) at a cost of approximately [Read More...]
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