Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

JLTV Program Proves the Army Can Acquire a New Combat Vehicle (From RealClearDefense) Last Friday, the Army announced that it was canceling the rapid prototyping phase of the new Optionally-Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV), intended to replace its aging fleet of Bradley Infantry Vehicles. This decision appears to be another in a series of [Read More...]
The U.S. Army Is Moving Forward Smartly On Advanced Long-Range Artillery (From RealClearDefense) It is generally recognized that the key to the U.S. Army’s efforts to prepare itself for a new era of great power conflict is a new set of long-range fire systems. General John Murray, the head of Army Futures Command, [Read More...]
U.S. National Security Policy Needs To Open A New Chapter In The Transatlantic Alliance NATO has a rich history to build upon but it needs to move its strategy center to the East. For fifty years NATO was focused on deterring the Soviet threat by zealously guarding the inner-German border. The threat is just [Read More...]
Pentagon’s Cloud Migration About More Than JEDI Contract The Pentagon’s recent decision to award the hotly contested contract for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) system to Microsoft is seen by many observers as a major setback for Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS is protesting the decision. But [Read More...]
NATO’s Anniversary Summit Was A Success For The Alliance And President Trump (From RealClearDefense) In early December, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) celebrated its seventieth anniversary at a summit in London. Public reports of discord among NATO leaders dominated the headlines. Much of the U.S. press focused on President Trump’s sometimes critical attitude [Read More...]
The F-35 Is A Success Story That Keeps Getting Better (From The National Interest) Press reports on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) have tended to downplay how much progress the program has made on multiple fronts, including on lowering those costs and the contribution that the JSF is already making to U.S. national [Read More...]
Pentagon’s Flawed Approach To Homeland Missile Defense Puts Nation At Risk (From RealClearDefense) There are reports that Pyongyang may be restarting its nuclear weapons program, and Kim Jong-un has promised some kind of ballistic missile Christmas surprise. Iran likewise continues to develop its long-range ballistic missile capabilities. Yet, this is the time the [Read More...]
Will Commandant Berger’s Planning Guidance Mean The End Of The Marine Corps? (From RealClearDefense) In his Commandant’s Planning Guidance, Marine Corps General David Berger proposes the most radical redesign of the Marine Corps in more than half a century. According to the new Commandant, “the Marine Corps is not organized, trained, equipped, or postured [Read More...]
Russia Could Create Problems In This Important Eastern European Country (From The National Interest) For almost two decades, Russia has been interfering in the domestic politics of other nations. It is not just the big countries such as Ukraine or NATO members like the Baltic States, Hungary or Romania that are under pressure from [Read More...]
President Trump Should Offer To Sell M-1 Tanks To Poland (From RealClearDefense) When Poland joined the NATO alliance in 1999, its military was saddled with rapidly obsolescing platforms and equipment largely of Soviet design. In response to the Russian seizure of Crimea and its massive military buildup, Warsaw initiated a major modernization [Read More...]
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