Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

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...]
Sometimes The BRAC Process Gets It Wrong Issue Brief Over the past 12 years there have been five Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) commissions leading to the elimination of some bases and other military facilities. The process for determining which facilities to close or realign is relatively [Read More...]
Logistics Transformation: Still Fighting the Last War? Issue Brief Military leaders are always accused of preparing to fight the last war. The same can be said (perhaps with greater accuracy) about logisticians. For Desert Storm, the military transferred mountains of supplies to the Middle East, so much [Read More...]
Saving Army Aviation Issue Brief On October 23, 2004, the United States Army announced its decision to cancel the Comanche helicopter program. At the time, this decision was criticized by many. The Comanche was a state-of-the-art platform, fully digital, stealthy and able to [Read More...]
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