Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

Creating the Army After Next, Again (From RealClearDefense) Following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, the U.S. Army began an effort to re-invent itself in anticipation of changes in the political, operational and technological environments. The “Army After Next” (AAN) program [Read More...]
Why a U.S.-China War in the Pacifc Would Be a ‘Knife’ Fight (From The National Interest) A large portion of the U.S. defense establishment is operating under the mistaken belief that a future conflict involving a great or middle power in the Pacific will be a long-range missile duel. China is building a formidable conventional military [Read More...]
Army Futures Command’s Report Card After Its First Year (From RealClearDefense) Army Futures Command (AFC) was stood up on July 1, 2018. It achieved full operational capability on July 31, 2019. In that time, AFC has made some remarkable strides, particularly considering the U.S. Army’s inherent conservatism. Even before the location [Read More...]
Marine Corps’ Vision of Future Conflicts Will Require Improved Amphibious Forces (From RealClearDefense) In an era of great power conflict, U.S. amphibious warfare forces are the Nation’s first line of defense. But many senior military leaders, including the new Commandant of the Marine Corps, General David Berger, believe that large-scale, multi-brigade opposed landing [Read More...]
How To Protect The Growing Internet Of Battlefield Things (From Fifth Domain) Soon, everything and everyone on the battlefield will be connected, often carrying multiple sensors, computers and communications devices. This emerging Internet of Battlefield Things (IoBT) will transform the American way of war. But at the same time, it could create [Read More...]
The Warfighters Need a War Cloud Now (From RealClearDefense) Advances in networking and computing are driving modern warfare away from its centuries-old segmentation based on domains – land, sea, air, outer space and, most recently, cyber – and towards what has been called multi-domain operations (MDO). To win a [Read More...]
TRANSCOM’s Plan To Reform The Movement Of Household Goods Will Benefit All Stakeholders U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) is responsible for the global movement of military personnel, equipment and supplies across the United States and around the world. It is also the largest shipper in the world of household goods (HHGs) for military families. [Read More...]
How To Secure The Internet Of Battlefield Things From Cyber Attacks (From The National Interest) DoD also has a litany of consumer devices running on its networks, from printers to video monitors and cameras to refrigerators. These devices are continually communicating with one another, as well as with higher headquarters all the way back to [Read More...]
ITEP Engines Need Development to Reduce Risk to the Warfighter (From RealClearDefense) One of the Army’s most important modernization efforts isn’t a new tank or missile. It is the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) to design and develop a new engine intended primarily to replace the existing power plant in the 1,300 [Read More...]
To Remain Effective, NATO Needs To Move Eastward (From RealClearDefense) The Putin regime has built a conventional military machine that is capable of posing a significant threat to its immediate European neighbors, including members of the NATO Alliance. Russia’s ability to challenge the West with conventional military power must count [Read More...]
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