Early Warning Blog
Raytheon Chairman Bill Swanson Reconciles World-Class Performance With Community, Diversity (From Forbes)
New Power Generation System Demonstrates The Value Of International Defense Industrial Collaboration
How To Cut Federal Spending By A Trillion Dollars -- Without Sequestration Or Serious Hardship (From Forbes)
Next-Gen Jammer: Watchdog Agency Sides With BAE Systems, Tells Navy To Take Another Look (From Forbes)
Remember the Future Combat System (FCS)? This was a complex “system-of-systems” which involved manned and unmanned ground and aerial vehicles, advanced weapons systems and sensors, some of them remotely operated and an all-encompassing command, control and communications network to hold it all together.
The 21st Century security environment is marked by an explosion in challenges to nations’ abilities to control their borders. Whether it is drug cartels operating submersibles loaded with tons of cocaine, terrorist groups seeking to employ advanced weapons against civilian targets, smugglers employing
Even as the United States and Israel were engaged in their largest ever missile defense exercise, life stepped in to underscore the volatility of the region and the need for continuing close cooperation between these two democracies. 1,000 U.S. Army soldiers are on the ground in Israel operating
The Middle East is ablaze again, literally, and Israel is sending strong signals that it intends to attack Iran's nuclear complex with or without U.S. assistance. It would be nice to stay out of this latest round of regional violence -- most Americans have had their fill of foreign entanglements
If you thought the biggest news story between now and November 6 was going to be the U.S. presidential election, guess again. It looks like the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is preparing to attack Iran's nuclear program well before election day in the U.S. That is not
The new U.S. defense strategy requires the Department of Defense to address in a serious way the anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) threats that have emerged in East Asia and the Persian Gulf regions. In both regions, U.S. forces face prospective adversaries employing large numbers of relatively simple
Until recently, it seemed as if the Obama Administration had dug itself out of the hole it created early on in its tenure with respect to national security and foreign policy. Osama bin Laden was dead. Expanded drone strikes against Al Qaeda targets in half a dozen countries had decimated that organization.
Yesterday, Israel and the Palestinians began the process of exchanging prisoners. One Israeli soldier captured five years ago in Gaza by Hamas is being returned while about a thousand Palestinian prisoners are being freed. This is not the first of such lopsided swaps. In 1985, the Israelis got a
The Bushehr nuclear reactor, widely believed to be part of Iran's nuclear-weapons program, was supposed to power up in August. It didn't. One Iranian official blamed the weather. Now a more likely cause has emerged: the Stuxnet cyber worm discovered last June to have infected thousands of industrial
When Israel enforces its blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza it is criticized by a large part of the world. When the U.S. employs unmanned aerial systems (or drones) to attack Al Qaeda and Taliban targets in half a dozen countries around the world, its actions are met with silence. What is the difference?
While good for U.S.-Israeli relations and the defensive needs of a close U.S. ally, the Obama Administration’s decision to provide a rapid infusion of funding for the Iron Dome missile defense system is also an ominous sign that the security situation in the region continues to deteriorate. Hezbollah
Yesterday, Iran’s minister of defense fired a verbal shot across the bow of the United States, warning that his country could attack our warships in the Persian Gulf in the event of any attack upon Teheran’s nuclear facilities. The chance of such a confrontation rose rather sharply recently with