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Defense

Thursday 29th of January 2015

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  • The One Task Ashton Carter Can Accomplish As Secretary Of Defense
  • Daniel Goure, Ph.D.   |
  • You have to admire the commitment to public service of individuals such as the incoming Secretary of Defense, Dr. Ashton Carter. To accept the task of managing the Department of Defense in the final two years of the Obama Administration is an example o …

  • Terrorism 3.0 And The Need For 100 Percent Cargo Scanning
  • Daniel Goure, Ph.D.   |
  • The threat from global terrorism is mutating and some might even argue advancing far faster than has the world’s response to it. The past year has witnessed the rise of the self-proclaimed Islamic State and its seizure of a large swathe of territory in …

  • Crisis In Yemen Underscores Value Of ARG/MEU
  • Daniel Goure, Ph.D.   |
  • If Yemen is an example of a successful U.S. counter-terrorism operation, as President Obama once claimed, what would failure look like? Not only is this country the quintessential failed state, it is the home base of one of the worst terrorist organiza …

  • What If ISIS Wins? (From Forbes)
  • Loren B. Thompson, Ph.D   |
  • Conflict in the Middle East is so confusing that it’s easy to miss the big picture.  What’s really happening is that one by one the Arab states in the region are failing, and the borders drawn by Europeans a century ago are beginning to dissolve.  The …

  • Chairman Thornberry Sets The Right Tone For HASC
  • Daniel Goure, Ph.D.   |
  • In his out-of-the-blocks public statement as the newly minted chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), Representative Mac Thornberry (R-TX) charted a compelling path to the future for his committee. Most of the Washington buzz about how t …

  • Intensifying Cyber Attacks Just The Beginning
  • Daniel Goure, Ph.D.   |
  • Cyber attacks on Western targets are coming faster and having more serious effects. We have gone in a period of months from massive data thefts at Home Depot and Target to the assault on Sony pictures to, most recently, the defacing of U.S. Central Com …

  • A Doomsday Plane Reminder: Nuclear Weapons Haven’t Gone Away (From Forbes)
  • Loren B. Thompson, Ph.D.   |
  • Insidedefense.com reports this week that the Pentagon is seeking congressional approval for communications upgrades on the Air Force’s fleet of four E-4B flying command posts — widely known as “doomsday planes.” These are the airborne nerve centers fr …

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