Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

To Deter Russia, the U.S. Army Must Be Permanently Based in Poland (From RealClearDefense) The U.S. Army is poorly deployed to assist NATO in deterring Russian conventional aggression against the Alliance. The U.S. Army is essentially based in the Continental United States, while the likely place for conflict with Russia is on NATO’s eastern [Read More...]
Delaying DoD Cloud Contract Could Harm National Security (From RealClearDefense) The great power race to dominate advanced computing technologies – cloud applications, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) – is intensifying. China is seeking to replace the U.S. as the dominant player in these areas. The intensifying competition with [Read More...]
The New Arms Race in Super-Fast Missiles (From InsideSources) During the decades of the Cold War there were numerous arms races between the United States and the Soviet Union. First, in the 1940s, was the race to develop nuclear weapons. In the 1950s and 1960s the two superpowers raced [Read More...]
Twelve for Twelve: Congress Needs to Fund Another National Security Cutter (From RealClearDefense) The U.S. Coast Guard is in the midst of an unprecedented modernization effort. It is completely replacing its existing ships, acquiring new heavy polar icebreakers, expanding procurement of the Legend-class National Security Cutter (NSC), beginning production of the Offshore Patrol [Read More...]
Micro Nuclear Reactors to Change Future War (From Warrior Maven) To date, the U.S. military has not had a major problem getting to a military contingency. The problems emerge once U.S. forces arrive. A particular vulnerability is created by the need to resupply far flung bases and outposts. Each convoy [Read More...]
General McConville for CSA Means Army Modernization Will Continue (From RealClearDefense) On Tuesday the White House announced the nomination of General James McConville to be the next Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army (CSA). In his current position as Vice Chief of Staff, McConville has been helping to lead the [Read More...]
Why President Trump Went To The Tank Plant In Lima, Ohio (From RealClearDefense) Last week, President Trump visited Lima, Ohio. Lima has one other distinguishing feature. It is the home of the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center (JSMC), the only factory in the United States capable of building main battle tanks. The Trump Administration [Read More...]
The A-29 Super Tucano Is The International Market Leader For Light Attack Aircraft The U.S. Air Force’s program to acquire a light attack aircraft appears to be on hold indefinitely. One issue that contributed to the decision to cancel its planned procurement and to re-open the OA-X experiment with alternative platforms was uncertainty [Read More...]
From Out Of The Skies: The Revolution In Precision Airdrop Delivery Since the advent of military aviation, armies and air forces have been working on ever more sophisticated ways of airdropping personnel and supplies from moving aircraft. While the largest air landing operations were in World War Two, they have been [Read More...]
Warship Worries: Does The U.S. Navy Really Need A New Large Surface Combatant? (From National Interest) The U.S. Navy wants to acquire a new large surface combatant (LSC). The question is why? Ostensibly, the LSC will replace the aging Ticonderoga-class cruisers and possibly supersede the Arleigh Burke DDG-51 destroyers. It is supposed to be larger than [Read More...]
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