Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

Can Trump Rebuild The Military As Deficits Balloon? (From BreakingDefense) Today’s national security leadership is confronting a dilemma not unlike that which confronted the Western allies in the 1930s. Faced with growing great power threats in both Europe and Asia, they knew it was essential to build up their militaries. [Read More...]
The U.S. Army Will (And Must) Get Heavier (RealClearDefense) The Army’s current modernization strategy has one significant characteristic that will impact not only how that service will fight but also the conduct of joint and combined operations. That characteristic is weight. For program after program, whether they are to [Read More...]
The Critics Are Wrong: A Single Award For The JEDI Contract Is The Right Approach The bids are in for the Pentagon’s latest major contract to provide the U.S. defense establishment with cloud services. The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) program is part of the effort by the Department of Defense (DoD) to bring its [Read More...]
The Modernization the Army Needs Can Be Found at the AUSA Annual Conference (From RealClearDefense) The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) held its annual meeting and exhibition last week in Washington, DC. Walking the exhibit halls, one can see and even touch examples of the most advanced platforms and systems the Army is [Read More...]
Winning Future Wars: Modernization and a 21st Century Defense Industrial Base (From The Heritage Foundation) The United States desperately needs to modernize its military forces and the industrial base that supports it. Great power competition has returned as a driving force in inter¬national relations. While this country spent 20 years in the modernization wilderness, in¬vesting [Read More...]
The Improved Turbine Engine Program Is Key To The Army’s Modernization Plan Sometime in the next few months, the U.S. Army will make an award in one of its most critical modernization efforts: the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP). In 2006, the Army began an effort with the aerospace industry to design [Read More...]
F-35Bs And More: Why U.S. Amphibious Forces Must Dominate the 21st Century (From The National Interest) Earlier this month, the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), deployed aboard the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), began operations in and around the Horn of Africa. For the first time, the Marine aviation unit deployed on the Essex amphibious assault [Read More...]
Will The Air Force Please Make Up Its Mind About OA-X (From RealClearDefense) It’s a trainer. It’s a close air support platform. It’s a sensor node in a multi-domain command and control network. It’s a test of the Air Force’s ability to do rapid acquisition. It’s a means of providing partners and allies [Read More...]
Asian Missile Defense Is The Next Lever To Move Kim Jong-un On Denuclearization When South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in visits North Korea next week, hopes for a concrete step towards denuclearization will soar. The denuclearization of North Korea could put presidents Trump and Moon in the history books. But President Trump is in [Read More...]
Army Futures Command Must Perform Miracles (From RealClearDefense) In recent public statements, General John Murray, the newly-confirmed commander of the Army’s fledgling Futures Command, has been downplaying expectations for his new organization. He cautioned listeners not to expect miracles from the new organization. The trouble with this perspective [Read More...]
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