Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

The U.S. Army Needs Mobile, Long-Range, And Precise Artillery (From RealClearDefense) The U.S. Army is currently investing in two of the three critical capabilities for future fires systems (artillery, rockets, and missiles). These capabilities are range and precision. The Army even calls its fires modernization effort the Long-Range Precision Fires (LRPF) [Read More...]
F-35: The World’s Best Fighter? Hell Yes. (From 1945) The decisions by two “holdout” major Western powers, Germany and Canada, to acquire the F-35 leaves no doubt regarding the unique contributions that this aircraft can make to both U.S. and NATO security. Multiple analyses and flyoffs by these two [Read More...]
Ukraine War Proves The U.S. Government Needs Tech Giants Like Google As Allies (From 1945) The Russo-Ukrainian War is the world’s first digital conflict with profound implications for global security. While Russia’s cyber offensive at the outset of hostilities was expected, what came as a surprise was Ukraine’s ability to blunt Moscow’s attacks. This was [Read More...]
Why America’s M1 Abrams Tank Sale To Poland Is So Important (From 1945) The U.S. and Poland are forging an increasingly close national security and military relationship. Poland is the keystone of NATO’s eastern flank defense. This is why the Pentagon has deployed forces and supplies there. It is also why Washington has [Read More...]
Precision Versus Massed Fires: Potential Lessons From The Ukraine War (From RealClearDefense) Ukraine may provide answers to many questions regarding the way high-end wars of the 21st century will be fought. One of the most important of these questions is the appropriate balance between precision and massed fires. Both sides have employed [Read More...]
The Age Of Directed Energy Weapons Has Arrived (From 1945) Just in time, directed energy (DE) weapons are coming to the battlefield. As the conflict in Ukraine demonstrates, a revolution in offensive air capabilities is in the offing, driven largely by advances in unmanned aerial systems (UASs), or drones. This [Read More...]
B-21 Raider: The Right Strategic Bomber For A New Age Of Air Warfare (From 1945) The Air Force has announced that the unveiling of its new strategic bomber, the B-21 Raider, will take place on December 2nd. This program is an industry-government success story: so far, the program is on time and on budget. Part [Read More...]
Without A Robust Sealift Capability, The U.S. Is No Superpower (From 1945) What are the measures of a superpower? For the U.S. it is not just the number and diversity of its nuclear weapons, the size of its Army or the number of ships in its fleet. Being an oceanic power, a [Read More...]
Pink Flamingo: The U.S. Military Will Pay for Its Munition Shortage (From The National Interest) The Biden administration’s effort to assist Ukraine shines a light on two serious national security problems: the Department of Defense’s inadequate stockpiles of munitions and the difficulties facing the defense industrial base to respond to quickly increase production of critical [Read More...]
AbramsX: Why This Powerful Tank Could Be A “Revolution On Tracks” (From 1945) In 2016, the U.S. Army began the most comprehensive modernization of its major platforms and weapons systems since the so-called Big Five of the 1980s. Part of the current modernization effort is focusing on defining the characteristics of and requirements [Read More...]
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