Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

Supplying Ammunition: The Lifeblood of the Military Research Study No part of the defense industrial base is more critical to the success of the U.S. military in conflict than that which produces munitions. At its most basic level, the function of the U.S. military in conflict is [Read More...]
The Power in a Single Picture Issue Brief Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. I am looking at a black and white photograph of what appears, at first glance, to be a pile of junk metal. On closer examination, it is an armored [Read More...]
Medium Armor and the Transformation of the U.S. Military Research Study The war in Iraq has made one fact clear: the U.S. Army and Marine Corps need units organized around medium armor. Light forces and vehicles are maneuverable but lack force protection and striking power. Traditional heavy forces, while [Read More...]
Killing Sead, Endangering U.S. Lives Issue Brief Air dominance is at the center of the new American way of war and suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD), particularly surface-to-air missiles (SAMs), is vital to air dominance. SEAD is pursued through two related means, electronic warfare [Read More...]
Better Than An Abrams Issue Brief Faced with a combination of threats from improvised explosive devices (IEDs), suicide bombers in cars and trucks loaded with explosives and ubiquitous rocket propelled grenades, it would be easy to conclude that the only safe way for U.S. [Read More...]
The Limits of Alliances Research Study It is time to rethink both the purposes of U.S.-alliance relationships and the character of the partners the United States needs in order to address the threats of a new international environment. The unity of the West in [Read More...]
Get Moving On Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Issue Brief Ever since Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld came back to Washington, the talk at the Pentagon has been about almost nothing but transformation. Yet, for all the talk and all the money expended, real progress has been slow. Most [Read More...]
Not Much Money, But Plenty of Soldiers Article Published in The Wall Street Journal “Not Much Money, But Plenty of Soldiers” The Wall Street Journal October 15, 2003 By Daniel Goure Alix Freedman focuses mostly on one reason why poorer countries are often the source of peacekeeping [Read More...]
Don’t Overlook Importance Of Alliances With Small Gulf States Issue Brief Some of America’s most valuable military partners in the global war on terrorism are not those with large populations, GDPs or military establishments. Their value is not in their capacity to field great armies, although some do possess [Read More...]
Turkey: Still A Valuable Ally Issue Brief As the baseball season roars into October, we are reminded time and again that the sweet pastime is really a study of averages. While even the most reliable players can disappoint in high-pressure situations, managers keep them in [Read More...]
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