Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

The Evolving Carrier Air Wing Will Keep The CVN Relevant For Decades (From RealClearDefense) The on-again/off-again debate regarding the future of the aircraft carrier has been reanimated. The approximate causal factor is the proliferation of long-range precision-guided ballistic and cruise missiles. In response to the threat, the Department of Defense (DoD) has sought to [Read More...]
With All Eyes On China, US Army Must Ensure It’s Prepared To Deter Russia In Europe (From Breaking Defense) It has become almost an article of faith in the Department of Defense that China is rapidly becoming the threat of greatest concern to the U.S. Some defense officials have even offered the opinion that the balance of military power [Read More...]
For JADC2 To Work, DoD Needs An Enterprise-Wide Cloud Immediately (From 1945) The key to a new American way of war is not a platform or a weapons system. It is a network: the Joint All Domain Command and Control System (JADC2). It is intended to be a single integrated enterprise-wide network [Read More...]
Can The U.S. Army Transform Without A New Approach To Warfare? (From Breaking Defense) The Army is proceeding full speed ahead with its modernization efforts, the so-called 31+4. Over the next few years, the Army says it will achieve initial fielding of capabilities from at least 22 of the 35 programs. These include a [Read More...]
The F-35 Could Be The Dominant Fighter For The Rest Of The Century (From RealClearDefense) The Department of Defense (DoD) has maintained its technological preeminence and military dominance for nearly a century based largely on its ability to continually upgrade and modernize existing systems. Examples include the B-52, F-15 and -16 fighters and the M1 [Read More...]
How NATO Can Prepare For The Unthinkable: A War With Russia (From 1945) It is time to get serious about shoring up NATO’s defensive capabilities in Eastern Europe. Russian continues to undertake activities designed to intimidate NATO allies and undermine the stability of neighboring Eastern European countries. The Russian military is improving its [Read More...]
The U.S. Military Must Move Fast To Achieve Enterprise Network Endpoint Security (From 1945) In response to the danger posed by COVID-19, remote working has become the norm for the Department of Defense (DoD). As a result, there has been an explosion of endpoints (laptops, desktops, tablets, mobile phones, and servers) on Pentagon networks. [Read More...]
5 Things The U.S. Military Got Right In Afghanistan (From 1945) There is a real danger that in the drive to find someone to blame for the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, we will lose sight of the important lessons learned in the fight against them and other violent extremists there. The [Read More...]
Joe Biden Must Counter The Growing Military Drone Threat (From 1945) The threat to the United States military and the homeland posed by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAS), also known as drones, continues to grow. Russia, China, and Iran are working hard to compete with the West in the development and deployment [Read More...]
The F-35 Is Going To Be The Free World’s Fighter (From 1945) The recent decision by the Swiss Federal Council (SFC) to acquire the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) as Switzerland’s next-generation air defense aircraft has made it all but official: the F-35 is fast becoming the free world’s dominant fighter. The [Read More...]
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