Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

Laser Weapons For Iraq? Issue Brief In Iraq, rocket and mortar attacks on Coalition forces, other security forces and civilians are one of the most effective tactics of that country’s insurgents. They are relatively simple for the insurgents to operate, including to break down [Read More...]
The Power of Sea Basing Issue Brief The U.S. response to the human tragedy along the Indian Ocean littorals provides the world with two important lessons. The first is the unparalleled generosity of the American people. The second is the value of sea power. Less [Read More...]
Supplying Ammunition: The Lifeblood of the Military Research Study No part of the defense industrial base is more critical to the success of the U.S. military in conflict than that which produces munitions. At its most basic level, the function of the U.S. military in conflict is [Read More...]
The Power in a Single Picture Issue Brief Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. I am looking at a black and white photograph of what appears, at first glance, to be a pile of junk metal. On closer examination, it is an armored [Read More...]
Medium Armor and the Transformation of the U.S. Military Research Study The war in Iraq has made one fact clear: the U.S. Army and Marine Corps need units organized around medium armor. Light forces and vehicles are maneuverable but lack force protection and striking power. Traditional heavy forces, while [Read More...]
Killing Sead, Endangering U.S. Lives Issue Brief Air dominance is at the center of the new American way of war and suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD), particularly surface-to-air missiles (SAMs), is vital to air dominance. SEAD is pursued through two related means, electronic warfare [Read More...]
Better Than An Abrams Issue Brief Faced with a combination of threats from improvised explosive devices (IEDs), suicide bombers in cars and trucks loaded with explosives and ubiquitous rocket propelled grenades, it would be easy to conclude that the only safe way for U.S. [Read More...]
The Limits of Alliances Research Study It is time to rethink both the purposes of U.S.-alliance relationships and the character of the partners the United States needs in order to address the threats of a new international environment. The unity of the West in [Read More...]
Get Moving On Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Issue Brief Ever since Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld came back to Washington, the talk at the Pentagon has been about almost nothing but transformation. Yet, for all the talk and all the money expended, real progress has been slow. Most [Read More...]
Not Much Money, But Plenty of Soldiers Article Published in The Wall Street Journal “Not Much Money, But Plenty of Soldiers” The Wall Street Journal October 15, 2003 By Daniel Goure Alix Freedman focuses mostly on one reason why poorer countries are often the source of peacekeeping [Read More...]
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