Defense

Fear of Flying: America’s Aging Fleet of Military Aircraft Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to participate in today’s discussion of aging military equipment. I will limit my remarks to military aircraft, the area where aging equipment raises the most serious operational and [Read More...]
In the Old Dominion Resides the Heart of America’s Military Tradition Article Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch It’s remarkable how important Virginia remains to the nation’s military security and tradition. The lynchpin of Colonial America’s struggle against the British Empire, the focal point of the Civil War, and home to the [Read More...]
Air Force Benefits From Congressional, Pentagon Support Of Fleet Modernization Article Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) is perhaps the most challenging of all Air Force missions: flying low and slow at night, in bad weather and while using terrain to mask their approach, and often without the benefit of surprise, [Read More...]
QUARTERBACK BLITZ: The proliferation of sophisticated air-defense weapons, and why the U.S. Army’s Comanche helicopter is uniquely suited to counter them. Article During the Autumn of 1993 U.S. Marine Corps General Anthony Zinni now the Commander in Chief of U.S. Central Command returned to the war-torn city of Mogadishu, Somalia to negotiate the release of an American soldier who had been [Read More...]
Letter to the Editor, The Washington Post To the Editor: Stephen S. Rosenfeld expresses an oft-repeated criticism of military planning when he asserts that the Clinton Administration’s new national-security strategy is making America “Ready For The Last War” (January 15). But he is wrong on at least [Read More...]
U.S. Missile Defense: Follow Israel’s Lead Issue Brief If recent reports are accurate, Israel’s Arrow anti-missile program will shortly receive the financial support President Clinton promised it almost four years ago. According to Inside the Army, the Clinton Administration plans next year to give the Arrow [Read More...]
Air Force Faces Challenges In Accomplishing Its Mission In Future Article Published in The Colorado Springs Gazette On the eve of a new millennium, the U.S. Air Force is the most powerful military aerospace organization in the history of mankind. Its diverse inventory of over 4,000 combat-ready aircraft dwarfs the [Read More...]
NATO: Fifty Years and Counting…Down? Article Published in the Defense Daily Network In April, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will mark the fiftieth anniversary of its founding and, like many 50 year-olds, it is starting to show signs of a mid-life crisis. NATO was established [Read More...]
Investing in Defense Letter to the Editor Published in The New York Times Michael O’Hanlon’s proposals for restructuring defense investment priorities (“How Much Military?”) reflect a distinctly unrealistic view of threats, technology and politics. Mr. O’Hanlon dismisses current spending plans for the top [Read More...]
Europe On The Move: The Transatlantic Alliance in 1998 Article Published in the Sea Power In terms of European security, 1998 was perhaps the most significant year the Continent has seen since the Soviet Empire’s collapse nearly a decade ago. During 1998, NATO continued its eastward expansion; the West [Read More...]
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