Early Warning Blog
Syria’s civil war has dragged on for almost two years and has resulted in over 60,000 casualties. The uprising has spilled into Turkey since it shares a 600-mile border with Syria. Syria shot down a Turkish warplane in the Mediterranean Sea and killed two crew members last June; five Turkish civilians
On September 24 I wrote a blog on the Lexington Institute web-site expressing shock at the price-tag for sustaining the Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) air defense system. Patriot is a key feature of the Army's force structure, capable of intercepting both aircraft and tactical missiles.
After a decade of counter-insurgency warfare, the focus of U.S. military planning is returning to state-based threats. Whether President Obama is reelected or not, the joint force will be paying more attention to places like the Western Pacific and less attention to places like Afghanistan. All
You'd think that after spending a decade adapting to threats like improvised explosive devices, the U.S. Army would be a little more imaginative about what kinds of challenges future enemies might pose. Well, no such luck. Having allocated over a billion dollars to develop defenses against future
As U.S. defense spending begins to decline the Obama Administration needs to give greater attention to foreign military sales of U.S. weapons systems. Foreign military sales help the U.S. balance of payments and retains high paying, mostly union jobs. In addition, such sales reduce the price for