Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

Navy Must Work To Secure Its Platforms, Networks And Installations From Cyber Attack (From RealClearDefense) The threat to the U.S. Navy from cyber intrusion has become a crisis. Hackers, particularly those from Russia and China, are not limiting themselves to attacks on computers and networks. Now they are engaged in a massive assault on the [Read More...]
Why The Precision Strike Missile Is A Must Have For The Army (From RealClearDefense) The U.S. Army’s number one modernization priority is Long-Range Precision Fires (LRPF). Arguably, the most important program being pursued under the LRPF umbrella is the Precision Strike Missile (PrSM). This missile will replace the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS). It [Read More...]
How Russia Conducts ‘Lawfare:’ The Case of Interpol (From RealClearDefense) Russia has sought to use many of the processes, traditions and norms of the current international system as part of its hybrid warfare arsenal, not only in the pursuit of its national interests but to undermine that global order. An [Read More...]
DoD Leaders’ Modernization Plans Will Require Rethinking How It Partners With Industry The Department of Defense (DoD) is on a mission to transform the way it acquires advanced military capabilities. Each of the Military Services has stood up a special organization expressly for the purpose of shortening the cycle time associated with [Read More...]
Army Vehicle Upgrades Could Benefit From a Common Remote Weapons Station (From RealClearDefense) The Army’s plans to develop a new Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle and combat robots have dominated the public discussion of ground vehicle modernization. Yet, the Army is making great strides in making the rest of its armored fighting vehicle fleets [Read More...]
The Implications Of Fifth-Generation Aircraft For Transatlantic Airpower: A Primer (From The Atlantic Council) Modern warfare is undergoing a transformation as broad and complex as that which occurred in the first half of the twentieth century. To the three classic domains of warfare—land, sea, and air—space and cyber have been added. Military systems in [Read More...]
Fighting Corruption In The Former Soviet Republics Is Critical To Western Security (From The National Interest) The recent conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky has generated renewed interest in the subject of the fight against corruption in the former Soviet Republics (FSRs) and Moscow’s erstwhile allies, often referred to as post-Soviet states in Europe. [Read More...]
Electronic Warfare Is Becoming The Most Lethal Counter Drone Technology (From RealClearDefense) There is a new urgency to the search for cost-effective counters to the growing threat posed by unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or drones. Large, high-flying UASs can be countered by anti-aircraft systems, although this is an expensive solution. But new [Read More...]
Building A More Credible And Capable NATO Deterrent In The East Executive Summary Read the full report here. The growing threat from Russia requires a new NATO strategy that directly addresses the range of challenges Moscow presents. NATO must continue to transition from a tripwire deterrent built around relatively small forward [Read More...]
Poland Is Becoming the Keystone of NATO’s Evolving Security Architecture (From RealClearDefense) The Republic of Poland is rapidly becoming the critical member of the NATO Alliance in its increasing efforts to deter Russian military threats and counter Moscow’s attempts to subvert European democracy. Poland is no free rider when it comes to [Read More...]
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