Early Warning Blog
The last month has been an important one for the future of missile defenses. Over this period the world has been witness to the profound implications of the proliferation of ballistic missile and rocket technologies. The Gaza-based terrorist group Hamas conducted a massive bombardment of Israel
As oil sanctions continue to tighten the economic noose on Iran, all sides are building up their military capabilities. Last week Iran announced that it had conducted another large scale ballistic missile exercise involving Shahab 1, 2 and 3 missiles with ranges of, respectively, 300, 500 and 1,000
The way the Department of Defense does math, two plus two never equals four. Take this simple equation. Add the growing threat from theater ballistic missiles to the Army’s search for relevance in the post Iraq/Afghanistan world and the answer should come up: expand the Army’s role in missile defense.
It tells you a lot about how the Obama Administration views overseas arms sales that it announced Boeing's $30 billion fighter deal with Saudi Arabia on Christmas Eve. The ambivalence that Democratic administrations once had about selling weapons overseas has been replaced with a recognition that
Last weekend, NATO’s Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, told Europe’s NATO members that Europe risked becoming a paper tiger unless it invested more in its own defense. Struggling under the weight of the kind of social spending programs that the Obama Administration is determined to impose
There has been too much attention focused on President Obama’s refusal to do the “pivot” with respect to domestic policy. A pivot is moving from one position on the political spectrum to another. The notion was that in the aftermath of the Massachusetts senatorial election with the loss of the Kennedy
A draft overview of the defense department's fiscal 2011 budget request highlights a handful of weapons programs as key to current and future military operations. The document was leaked last week, but media reports have only mentioned a small portion of its content. The chapter of the overview