Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

The Nation Needs a Bigger Army Issue Brief Remember the optimism that greeted the new millennium? Communism was a fading memory, U.S. air power had just won a war in the Balkans, and threats to national security seemed so modest that a new administration in Washington [Read More...]
Chicken Soup for Iraq? Issue Brief The report of the Iraq Study Group (ISG) brings to mind the old vaudeville routine in which the actors play doctors working on a patient. Finally, one pronounces the patient dead. Suddenly from the audience a voice cries [Read More...]
Modularity, The Littoral Combat Ship and the Future of the U.S. Navy Research Study The U.S. Navy is engaged in a far-reaching transformation based on the exploitation of information technologies. At the heart of this transformation is the concept of networking the force. This involves, first, connecting all the platforms and major [Read More...]
Defeating Hezbollah: An Alternative To Bombs Issue Brief It is evident by now that the traditional Western superiority in conventional military forces is all but neutralized in the face of the strategic challenge posed by terrorist groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas armed with short-range rockets. [Read More...]
Hurricanes and the Coast Guard Issue Brief In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Coast Guard rescued over 33,000 lives. The unexamined tragedy of that disaster is how many more people could have been saved if the Coast Guard had been better equipped. The Coast [Read More...]
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...]
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