Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

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...]
The Army Needs To Go Big With Futures Command (From RealClearDefense) This is how the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) website is introducing its Global Force Symposium and Exposition to be held March 26 to 28 in Huntsville, Alabama. According to AUSA, “the Army will use the Global Force [Read More...]
High Tech Surveillance: Critical For Effective Border Control (From RealClearDefense) While most attention has been focused on the practical and symbolic value of a physical wall, it has long been recognized by the president and senior members of his administration that a barrier system alone would not suffice to secure [Read More...]
Will Navy’s Next Generation Network Miss the Mark for Sailors and Marines? (From RealClearDefense) Later this year, the U.S. Navy intends to award a new contract to support and upgrade the world’s largest IT network. The current contract, called the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN), involves some 400,000 computers and 800,000 users at 2,500 [Read More...]
Nuclear Burden-Sharing Dictates That Germany Acquire The F-35 (From Defense News) The sharing of responsibility for the storage and delivery of tactical nuclear weapons among member countries is a key aspect of NATO’s strategic deterrent. NATO’s arsenal of tactical nuclear weapons consists entirely of air-delivered B61 gravity bombs. Currently, in addition [Read More...]
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