Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

The U.S. Military’s Master Plan To Fight Russia And China In A War Is Already Here (From The National Interest) When faced with adversaries who seemed able to match or counter U.S. military-technological superiority, the Department of Defense began an intensive effort to invest in a new generation of capabilities designed to restore U.S. military preeminence or overmatch. This effort [Read More...]
The Third Offset Strategy Is Already Being Realized In Europe And Asia (From RealClearDefense) Many capabilities for a credible third offset strategy already exist. The United States and a number of its NATO allies are acquiring the stealthy F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). The U.S. is deploying a set of advanced tactical and theater [Read More...]
War Experience Provides America’s Industry With The Skills To Build Trump’s Wall (From The National Interest) War is the greatest engine of technological and organizational change. The fifteen-year fight against Islamic jihadist terrorist groups has proven this once again. The nature of these conflicts demanded the development of new intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance technologies, processes and [Read More...]
Trump Administration Is Writing Checks The U.S. Military May Not Be Able To Cash (From The National Interest) The Trump Administration is talking tough – cheered on by a Congress unwilling to eliminate sequestration or spend enough to address the force size and modernization problems – even as the combat capability of the U.S. military continues to decline. [Read More...]
Army Needs To Speed Up Efforts To Close Critical Capability Gaps (From The National Interest) Over the past year the U.S. Army has been conducting a Strategic Portfolio Analysis Review (SPAR) of its 780 weapons and equipment programs. Championed by Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley, the key requirement of the SPAR is to [Read More...]
Evolving Threats And Strategies Will Require More And Better ISR (From The National Interest) The last 16 years of continuous conflict with multiple terrorist organizations around the world taught the military one lesson: the importance of information, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities.  The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan saw a revolution in ISR platforms, [Read More...]
The Heart Of The F-35 Is Its Remarkable Engine (From RealClear Defense) For all the sound and fury about the cost of the F-35, the truth is that the price has been coming down at a brisk clip. In the early low rate initial production lots, the price of the F-35A was [Read More...]
NATO Needs A New Iron Curtain To Protect Its Eastern Border On March 5, 1946, the former British Prime Minister and then-leader of the opposition Conservative Party, Winston Churchill, delivered what many historians believe to be the most important remarks of his post-war career. In a speech intended to make the [Read More...]
Five Reasons Why A Cyber National Guard Is A Good Idea (From RealClear Defense) Infrastructure cyber security should primarily be the responsibility of those public and private entities that own it.  However, there is a clear role for the federal government in cyber defense against attacks by hostile powers.  Several members of Congress have [Read More...]
Pentagon & Industry Show The Value Of Performance-Based Logistics For more than twenty years, defense acquisition reformers have been pressing the Pentagon to make greater use of Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) in major sustainment contracts. Major U.S. aerospace companies such as Boeing and Lockheed Martin had demonstrated that, properly written, [Read More...]
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