Early Warning Blog
Retired Lockheed Martin Senior Vice President Robert H. Trice was so incensed by the errors he saw in recent accounts of the global arms trade that he wrote this rebuttal, describing the real situation. Trice spent much of his career at Lockheed Martin and other defense companies marketing U.S.
The current debate over the timing of the U.S. withdrawal of forces from Iraq is misplaced. The retention of a relatively small number of U.S. troops in that country would not have measurably affected its political stability. Conversely, the withdrawal of those forces will not particularly incentivize
When it is not focused on the repetitive crisis in the European Union, Washington’s attention, including that of the Pentagon, is increasingly focused on Asia, in general, and China, in particular. This is understandable for economic, political, demographic and security reasons. China’s march towards
Over the past several years the U.S. government has pursued a policy of aggressively promoting the sale of advanced military equipment to the Middle East and South Asia. Just last year the administration agreed to a massive arms sale to Saudi Arabia involving some 84 F-15 fighters, Apache and Black
A year ago, the future scale and composition of demand in the defense sector seemed pretty clear. Pentagon spending on technology and technical services was expected to soften in response to waning involvement in overseas contingencies, oversized deficits and Democratic Party control of the White
Since the end of the Cold War, U.S. leaders have recognized the need to establish a more balanced relationship with friends and allies. Under the Bush Administration there was a policy of coalitions of the willing, a recognition that in the absence of an existential threat to the survival of all,