Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

Current Conflicts Demonstrate Need For More And Better Tanks In Eastern Europe (From RealClearDefense) Until recently, it was a commonly held view among Western defense experts was that the age of large-scale armored warfare ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union and that the MBT, the central fighting platform of that period, was [Read More...]
U.S. High-Tech Companies On The Front Lines In New Cold War With China (From Defense Opinion) A new Cold War is upon us. Unlike the prior one between the democratic West and the Soviet Union, this time the U.S. and its allies do not have the advantage of superior technology with which to counter its adversary’s [Read More...]
Ukraine Needs More M1 Abrams Tanks Now (From The National Interest) Despite predictions for a swift victory in Ukraine, first by Moscow and then by Kyiv, the war in Ukraine is becoming what should have been expected from the outset: a long and difficult slog. Having been pushed by its Western [Read More...]
The Case For A Robust U.S. Amphibious Warfare Force (From 1945) Unfortunately, over the past several decades, the United States’ planning for future conflicts has had to adjust to many “punches” from adversaries. The events of 9/11 once constituted such a blow, as did the rise of great power competitors, culminating [Read More...]
The F-35 Is The Safest And Most Capable Fighter The U.S. Military Has The recent crash of an F-35B in North Carolina was a trigger for critics to trot out every hoary and misleading argument against this aircraft. We were treated to largely debunked claims that the fifth-generation aircraft was difficult to operate, [Read More...]
Digital Engineering Could Transform The U.S. Defense Industrial Base (From RealClearDefense) Digital engineering has been around for some time. But only now is it coming into widespread use, both for the design and development of new platforms, weapons systems, components, and software, and for sustainment and upgrading activities. Digital engineering has [Read More...]
Poland Must Buy More Abrams Tanks To Ensure Interoperability With U.S. Forces Poland is building what looks to be the most powerful military in Europe. It is acquiring major hardware from the United States, including M1 Abrams tanks, F-16 and F-35 fighters, Apache attack helicopters, HIMARS rocket launchers, and Patriot air defense [Read More...]
Growing Cyber Threats Require U.S. Allies To Implement A Zero Trust Strategy (From RealClearDefense) The U.S. military cannot fight a high-end conflict without a coalition of friends and allies. In order to conduct effective joint operations, all parties must be able to share information rapidly across secure networks. Unfortunately, adversaries such as China and [Read More...]
Five Reasons Navy Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carriers Will Play A Key Role In A War With China (From 1945) In an age of global surveillance and long-range precision strike weapons, recent wargames have reanimated an old argument about the survivability of aircraft carriers. Critics have long asserted that large surface ships, especially aircraft carriers, are too vulnerable to play [Read More...]
Lessons From Ukraine: Command Posts Must Be More Agile (From 1945) Without question, the war in Ukraine is full of lessons for observers and analysts willing to learn. Many of the takeaways focus on the impacts on warfare of new or advanced technologies and systems. These include the effects of long-range [Read More...]
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