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Logistics Transformation: Next Steps to Agile Supply Chain Integration Research Study Numerous studies have recommended that the Department of Defense apply best commercial practices to logistics operations as a long-term solution to its inventory management weaknesses. However, there is no consensus in the private sector as to what commercial [Read More...]
QDR 2005 Issues Facing the Navy Research Study From its fragile birth on the eve of American independence to its global reach at the dawn of the Third Millennium, the U.S. Navy has continuously adapted to new challenges and opportunities. The threat posed by imperialism gave [Read More...]
The Military Helicopter Industrial Base Research Study The health of the defense industrial base (DIB) continues to be a concern for the Department of Defense and U.S. lawmakers. The end of the Cold War saw a major contraction in the size of the defense industrial [Read More...]
The Challenge and Promise of Network-Centric Warfare Research Study In recent years the ‘Revolution in Military Affairs’ has given way to ‘Transformation’ as the guiding rationale for most U.S. national security developments. Since the late 1990s, the ability to wage “network-centric warfare” has become identified as a [Read More...]
Cruise Missile Defense: Connecting Theater Capabilities to Homeland Needs Research Study Cruise missiles are flying bombs that can precisely strike distant targets after traversing circuitous, ground-hugging routes. They are capable of delivering a wide range of destructive mechanisms, including conventional high explosives, chemical agents, nuclear warheads and electromagneticpulse devices. [Read More...]
Supplying Ammunition: The Lifeblood of the Military Research Study No part of the defense industrial base is more critical to the success of the U.S. military in conflict than that which produces munitions. At its most basic level, the function of the U.S. military in conflict is [Read More...]
Medium Armor and the Transformation of the U.S. Military Research Study The war in Iraq has made one fact clear: the U.S. Army and Marine Corps need units organized around medium armor. Light forces and vehicles are maneuverable but lack force protection and striking power. Traditional heavy forces, while [Read More...]
Why Raptor? – The Logic of Buying the World’s Best Fighter Research Study The U.S. Air Force has developed a replacement for its top-of-the-line F-15 fighter called the F/A-22 Raptor. Raptor flew for the first time in 1997 and is now entering high-rate production. This study explains the missions that Raptor [Read More...]
Chinese Military : An Emerging Maritime Challenge Research Study Official American attitudes toward China in recent years have varied from benevolent to suspicious to guardedly hopeful. Some of the variance is due to a lack of knowledge: much of China’s decisionmaking process remains hidden to the outside [Read More...]
The Limits of Alliances Research Study It is time to rethink both the purposes of U.S.-alliance relationships and the character of the partners the United States needs in order to address the threats of a new international environment. The unity of the West in [Read More...]
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