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Friday 22nd of August 2014

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Defense Articles

  • Ex-Im Bank: How A Small Agency Delivers Big Benefits For America’s Economy
  • Loren B. Thompson, Ph.D.   |
  • Executive Summary Click here to download the full study as PDF. The Export-Import Bank is the official export credit agency of the U.S. government, established during the Great Depression to create jobs by facilitating the export of American-made goods …

  • U.S. Air Dominance in a Fiscally Constrained Environment: Defining Paths to the Future
  • Loren B. Thompson, Daniel Goure and Rebecca Grant   |
  • Dominant airpower is essential to virtually every operation the U.S. military conducts. It is an essential component of the U.S. military’s “DNA.” Budget cuts, shrinking force structure, poor investments in modernization, technological innovation and a growing anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) threat are combining to call into question the Department of Defense’s ability to maintain dominant air power in future conflicts.

  • U.S. Air Dominance: Global Precision Strike
  • Daniel Goure, Ph.D.   | Research Study, Executive Summary
  • The first conflict dominated by precision strike capabilities, Desert Storm, occurred more than two decades ago. Since then, all conflicts in which the United States has engaged . . .

  • America Needs To Develop A New Bomber Now
  • Loren B. Thompson   | Research Study
  • The Lexington Institute has prepared a concise study explaining why development of the Air Force’s Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) is essential to national security. The following summary captures . . .

  • Competitive Defense Contracting: When It Makes Sense (and When It Doesn’t)
  • Daniel Goure, Ph.D.   |
  • Competition has become the mantra of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) acquisition corps. The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, Mr. Frank Kendall has gone on record saying “I think that nothing, nothing, works better than competition to drive cost down.”

  • Tactical Aircraft and the Preservation of U.S. Air Dominance
  • Rebecca Grant, Ph.D.   | Research Study, Introduction
  • The case for focusing on air dominance has its roots in the most successful of U.S. military operations. One built around it was the invasion of Normandy. Air dominance was the . . .

  • U.S. Air Dominance: Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
  • Loren B. Thompson, Ph.D.   | Research Study, Introduction
  • The United States has enjoyed global air dominance for many decades. No U.S. soldier on the ground has been killed by hostile aircraft since the Korean War, and no U.S. pilot in . . .

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