Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

The Power Of Amphibious Operations In The 21st Century (From RealClearDefense) To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of the death of amphibious warfare have been greatly exaggerated. The rise of the anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) threat has served to increase the value of amphibious forces. Forward deployed amphibious forces would be inside an [Read More...]
Exploiting Western Political And Economic Advantages In The Competition With Russia (From RealClearDefense) It is a mistake to view the current struggle between Russia and the Western allies primarily as a military competition. Certainly, in view of the Kremlin’s willingness to use force to resolve political conflicts along its periphery, attention must be [Read More...]
The Whole World – Not Just The U.S. – Is Moving To Secure Its Borders (From RealClearDefense) Insecure borders may do more harm than war to the institutions, practices, treaties, laws and norms that have sustained the present international order and supported global commerce. The nations of the world recognize that the policies and technologies that led [Read More...]
Good First Steps By The Army On Reforming The Acquisition System (From The National Interest) Just a month ago, the U.S. Army’s top leaders, Acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and Chief of Staff General Mark Milley, announced the most far-reaching reforms of the acquisition system in two generations. A new command will be [Read More...]
U.S. & NATO Need An Arctic Strategy To Counter Russia (From RealClearDefense) Ever since Russia seized control of Crimea in late February 2014, the U.S.’ and NATO’s attention has been on the threats posed by Russian forces to the territorial integrity of the Alliance. For years, experts on Russia’s foreign and security [Read More...]
Navy’s Sub Program Could Teach Army CFTs Important Lessons (From RealClearDefense) The U.S. Army’s leaders want to transform the way the service designs and procures new weapons systems.  The goal is to create a “modernization” command focused on providing the warfighters with new, advanced military capabilities at a faster pace and [Read More...]
Niger Tragedy Demonstrates The Need For More And Better Airborne Ground Surveillance (From The National Interest) In light of the events in Niger, the question members of Congress, journalists and other interested parties should be asking is, why isn’t there more support for U.S. forces on the ground in Africa, especially in those countries facing active [Read More...]
A Near-Term Test Of The Army’s Acquisition Reform (From RealClearDefense) At the 2017 annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army earlier this month, the U.S. Army Chief of Staff, General Mark Milley, nearly blew the roof off the Washington Convention Center. Together with the Acting Secretary of [Read More...]
A Must Read for Trump’s National Security Team (From RealClearDefense) A newly published report from the American Enterprise Institute, authored by Mackenzie Eaglen, Repair and Rebuild: Balancing New Military Spending for a Three Theater Strategy,  should be required reading for the entire national security establishment. The report’s author must [Read More...]
Contested Littorals Require A Larger, More Capable U.S. Amphibious Warfare Fleet (From RealClearDefense) The rise of near-peer and regional state adversaries foreshadows the possibility that the Navy and Marine Corps will have to plan not just for a large-scale assault against a hostile shore but for an amphibious campaign to seize/liberate multiple strategic [Read More...]
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