Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

Surveillance of the Future Letter to the Editor, Flight International The future of intelligence surveillance reconnaissance (ISR) is taking shape in the Asia-Pacific region. Your report on the Australian government’s Project Air 7000 (Flight International, 7-13 March), notably the deployment of a Northrop Grumman [Read More...]
Take the Time to Get LCS Systems Right Letter to the Editor, Seapower The key to enhancing the flexibility and responsiveness of the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), as discussed in Richard Burgess’s article (“Fast Swap,” February issue), is in the integration of both shipboard systems and modules. [Read More...]
Avoiding A Hollow Military Presentation at the Heritage Foundation This is the second in a series of seminars organized by the Heritage Foundation to address a very important and deceptively simple question: does the U.S. military have adequate resources to maintain a trained and [Read More...]
Right Issue – Wrong Port Issue Brief So now we know why they do it. Islamic extremists go berserk at satirical cartoons of the prophet Mohammed for the same reasons that Congressional extremists go wild at the thought of a corporation from the Middle East [Read More...]
The Defense Science Board Gets It Right – A Logistics Command Is Past Due Issue Brief A blind pig eventually finds the acorn. The Department of Defense (DoD) usually discovers that the answer has been staring it in the face. What is this blinding revelation? That unity of command applies to the supply chain [Read More...]
Ammunition: Does The Army Need A Second Source? Issue Brief One of the most significant lessons from Hurricane Katrina is the potential vulnerability of critical infrastructure and the consequences of losing unique national assets. Gasoline prices rose 25% in a week due to the shutdown of Gulf Coast [Read More...]
Ammunition: Does The Army Need A Second Source? Issue Brief One of the most significant lessons from Hurricane Katrina is the potential vulnerability of critical infrastructure and the consequences of losing unique national assets. Gasoline prices rose 25% in a week due to the shutdown of Gulf Coast [Read More...]
Implementing Logistics Transformation: A New Model for the Military Supply Chain Research Study A transformed U.S. military must be supported by a new logistics system. U.S. forces are becoming increasingly strategically deployable and operationally agile. Operations in Afghanistan and Iraq have shown that while combat forces are transforming, the logistics system [Read More...]
Paying Homage to a Great Old Warrior Issue Brief Professional militaries, whether Caesar’s legions, Napoleon’s Grande Armee or today’s All Volunteer Force, have always contained a very high percentage of grizzled old veterans. That is one reason they are so good. These warriors generally bear the brunt [Read More...]
China and the 2005 QDR Presentation at the Heritage Foundation With major ongoing military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as today’s tragic events, it is certainly tempting for pundits and defense officials alike to argue that U.S. defense planning, including the ongoing Quadrennial [Read More...]
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