Defense

GMD: The Only Program That Can Stop A North Korean Nuclear Warhead From Reaching America (From Forbes) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made no secret of his efforts to obtain a nuclear strike capability against America.  That is a huge security challenge because Kim may not be deterrable in the way we believe Russian and [Read More...]
Trump Administration Needs A Bigger And Badder Coast Guard (From DefenseNews) 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...]
U.S. Air Force’s Helicopter Plan Ignores Mattis’ Reform Guidance (From RealClearDefense) The U.S. Air Force urgently needs to replace its decrepit fleet of UH-1N helicopters, which provides security for Minuteman III missiles and emergency transport for senior government officials.  However, the way the Air Force is going about picking the replacement [Read More...]
The U.S. Military’s Master Plan To Fight Russia And China in A War Is Already Here The U.S. Marine Corps’ plan to replace its aging fleet of Amphibious Assault Vehicles  is about to take a major step forward.  By the end of June, the two teams vying for the contract to build the first of a [Read More...]
UAE Struggling to Build World Class Defense Industry? It was undoubtedly a busy and productive International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2017 for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). At the five-day biennial global arms trade exhibition held in Abu Dhabi in February, the hosts signed 82 contracts worth [Read More...]
Five Reasons Trump Won’t Reverse The U.S. Military’s Long Decline (From Forbes) Donald Trump ran for the presidency promising that he would rebuild America’s military.  The joint force definitely needs renewal, but after 100 days in office, Trump doesn’t look like the leader who can accomplish it.  For starters, the military has [Read More...]
The Third Offset Strategy Is Already Being Realized In Europe And Asia (From RealClear Defense) 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...]
The Case For A Decapitating Strike Against North Korea’s Kim (From Forbes) As North Korea’s nuclear program progresses toward obtaining a strike capability against the United States, Washington will need to start thinking about concrete military options for defusing the threat. The most successful tactic might be a direct attack against Supreme [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...]
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