Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

A-29 Super Tucano – A Force Multiplier in COIN (From RealClearDefense) The U.S. Air Force recognized the need to rebuild an Afghan Air Force (AAF) and provide it with a Light Air Support (LAS) aircraft suited to both that country’s operational environment and its limited financial, technical and human resources. The [Read More...]
Air Force’s New ICBM Plans Could Damage Defense Industrial Base (From RealClearDefense) The United States is not currently producing and deploying any new strategic nuclear delivery systems. There are programs in development for a new bomber, the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) to replace the Minuteman ICBM and a new ballistic missile submarine. [Read More...]
ISIS’ Terrorist Revolution: Sophisticated Drone Operations Pose Grave Threat to American Forces (From The National Interest) One reason it has proven so difficult to defeat terrorist organizations such as ISIS, al Qaeda and the Taliban is that they are free of the burden imposed by a stultifying acquisition bureaucracy. Terrorist organizations don’t have military academies, national [Read More...]
U.S. Army Stryker Upgrades Show Just How Fast Industry Can Move (From The National Interest) A poster child for fast acquisition of relevant capabilities for the Army is General Dynamics’ Stryker Combat Vehicle Program. The Stryker was initially intended as an interim solution to the need for a light yet lethal armored vehicle that could [Read More...]
The U.S. Army’s All-But Forgotten Vehicle Fleet (From RealClearDefense) The U.S. Army possesses many vehicles. There are fleets of main battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, engineering support vehicles, mobile artillery, mine-protected vehicles, prime movers and trucks, light tactical vehicles and light utility vehicles. Of the Army’s [Read More...]
UPS’ Innovation Culture Is A Model For Industry And Defense (From The National Interest) There is a myth in the land that the source of innovation in the products and services that will drive the U.S. economy and modernize the U.S. military is to be found in small startup companies, particularly those involved in [Read More...]
How The F-35B Will Lead The British Navy Into The 21st Century (From RealClearDefense) The Times, one of the U.K.’s premier newspapers, recently  published a series of articles on an investigation into British procurement of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). The Times’ reporting levied three basic criticisms of the F-35B. First, the JSF [Read More...]
How Secretary Tillerson Could Reshape The State Department (From Defense News) One of Secretary Rex Tillerson’s highest priorities is to reform the Department of State. If all he proposes is a smaller organization with fewer senior “straphangers,” the Secretary will have missed a once-in-a-generation opportunity to redefine the role of the [Read More...]
The Air War That Is Defeating ISIS (From RealClearDefense) News reports regarding the campaign to defeat ISIS tend to focus on the ebb and flow of ground wars in Iraq and Syria. What has been little recognized and certainly under-reported is the successes of the air campaign run by [Read More...]
Why America Must Expand Its Amphibious Warfare Capabilities (From The National Interest) There is too much talk among U.S. national security experts about America’s waning ability to withstand the multitude of threats it faces. The U.S. Armed Forces possess a number of asymmetric advantages. While it is important to shore up areas [Read More...]
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