Defense

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...]
What Would A President Pence Mean For America’s Military? (From RealClearDefense) If the troubled presidency of Donald Trump ends early, vice president Mike Pence would presumably become president. It doesn’t take much imagination to figure out what that would mean for domestic policy, because Pence is a movement conservative who has [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...]
Boeing’s T-X Could Be Good News For Struggling St. Louis Economy (From Forbes) Boeing disclosed Monday that if it wins the competition to build the Air Force’s T-X trainer, the plane will be built at the company’s manufacturing complex in St. Louis. Boeing is the biggest manufacturing employer in Missouri, and its continued [Read More...]
How Trump Can Fix the Army’s Tank Fleet, Deter Russia and Boost Midwest Manufacturing — In Five Years (From Forbes) The last tank plant in America is turning out only a dozen modernized Abrams tanks per year. Needless to say, there isn’t much left of the tank industrial base and supply chain. President Trump can fix that. In fact, he [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...]
Eisenhower’s ‘Military-Industrial Complex’ Shrinks to 1% Of Economy (From Forbes) During the early days of the Cold War, the United States had a public and private weapons sector that consumed resources equivalent to 3-4% of gross domestic product. President Eisenhower referred to the industry and its supporters in government as [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...]
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