Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

The U.S. Military Is Suffering A Crisis Of Strategy, Not Just One Of Readiness (From The National Interest) Everyone agrees that the U.S. military has a readiness crisis. Yet more consequential for the future of the U.S. military than its current readiness crisis is the crisis of strategy. The U.S. military has been at war with Islamic terrorism [Read More...]
What Does Trump Think Of America’s Space Launch Industry? (From The National Interest) What would President Trump think about the current state of the U.S. space launch industrial base and the Department of Defense’s plan for a next generation of rocket motors and boosters? How might he react when told that the U.S. [Read More...]
Avoiding A Second Pearl Harbor: Why America Must Boost Hawaii’s Defenses (From The National Interest) The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s efforts to develop long-range ballistic missiles (ICBM) and nuclear warheads are accelerating. The Director of National Intelligence believes that 2017 will be the year that North Korea tests an ICBM, a weapon with sufficient [Read More...]
Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: The iPhone Of Stealth Combat Aircraft (From The National Interest) The introduction of the iPhone in 2007 did more than merely improve the state of mobile communications or make Apple a pile of money. It unleashed a revolution in the social interactions and behaviors of civil society. The F-35 Joint [Read More...]
The First Signs Of A National Mobilization For War Are Appearing (From RealClearDefense) There are calls from many quarters to increase the size of the U.S. military, accelerate current major weapons programs and invest in revolutionary technologies for the future. What we are seeing could be the first signs of national industrial mobilization. [Read More...]
How The United Nations’ Policies Hurt American Industry (From The National Interest) The United Nation’s system of contracting with private companies for goods and services is badly in need of reform. Take one example: the procurement of air transport services. The UN spends more than $500 million a year on air transportation [Read More...]
It’s Back To The Future With Mobile Protected Firepower (From The National Interest) The Army is again attempting to build what might be best described as a light tank, the Mobile Protected Firepower vehicle. The Army’s basic problem is that it has too many infantry brigades that lack sufficient mobile combat systems and [Read More...]
Why The U.S. Marines Amphibious Combat Vehicle Program Works (From The National Interest) The Marine Corps Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) program is an example of smart procurement focused on meeting critical near-term modernization requirements. Based on its experience in the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle program, which pushed the boundaries of technology, the Marine Corps [Read More...]
Commercial Logistics Critical to U.S. Global Power Projection (From RealClearDefense) When government officials and defense experts speak of the United States’ ability to project military power globally they usually make reference to this nation’s dominance in warfighting capabilities, such as aircraft carriers, amphibious warfare ships, strategic bombers or advanced fighters. [Read More...]
Trump Administration Needs A Bigger And Badder Coast Guard (From Defense News) Throughout the campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump talked about securing this country’s borders as well as restoring America’s military strength. Against this backdrop, the recommendation in the new Administration’s initial budget proposal to cut spending for the U.S. Coast Guard by [Read More...]
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