Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

Micro Nuclear Reactors to Change Future War (From Warrior Maven) To date, the U.S. military has not had a major problem getting to a military contingency. The problems emerge once U.S. forces arrive. A particular vulnerability is created by the need to resupply far flung bases and outposts. Each convoy [Read More...]
General McConville for CSA Means Army Modernization Will Continue (From RealClearDefense) On Tuesday the White House announced the nomination of General James McConville to be the next Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army (CSA). In his current position as Vice Chief of Staff, McConville has been helping to lead the [Read More...]
Why President Trump Went To The Tank Plant In Lima, Ohio (From RealClearDefense) Last week, President Trump visited Lima, Ohio. Lima has one other distinguishing feature. It is the home of the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center (JSMC), the only factory in the United States capable of building main battle tanks. The Trump Administration [Read More...]
The A-29 Super Tucano Is The International Market Leader For Light Attack Aircraft The U.S. Air Force’s program to acquire a light attack aircraft appears to be on hold indefinitely. One issue that contributed to the decision to cancel its planned procurement and to re-open the OA-X experiment with alternative platforms was uncertainty [Read More...]
From Out Of The Skies: The Revolution In Precision Airdrop Delivery Since the advent of military aviation, armies and air forces have been working on ever more sophisticated ways of airdropping personnel and supplies from moving aircraft. While the largest air landing operations were in World War Two, they have been [Read More...]
Warship Worries: Does The U.S. Navy Really Need A New Large Surface Combatant? (From National Interest) The U.S. Navy wants to acquire a new large surface combatant (LSC). The question is why? Ostensibly, the LSC will replace the aging Ticonderoga-class cruisers and possibly supersede the Arleigh Burke DDG-51 destroyers. It is supposed to be larger than [Read More...]
Next Generation Air Warfare Will Require New Aerial Refueling Capabilities (From Warrior Maven) Air-to-air refueling is the capability that allows airpower to achieve both reach and persistence. From the early days of flight, clever engineers worked on ways to refuel aircraft in flight. The dominant airpower nations are those that invested in aerial [Read More...]
Marine Corps Amphibious Combat Vehicle: Acquisition the Right Way (From RealClearDefense) The past several decades are littered with examples of major military acquisition programs that went bad, costing tens of billions of dollars. Rarely have the military services been able to learn from their mistakes and restructure a failed program so [Read More...]
Moving Tanks Over Ocean To War – How Will The Pentagon Revitalize Sealift? (From WarriorMaven) The United States is a global military power. The effectiveness and credibility of that power rests on the ability to reliably move equipment and supplies by sea from U.S. ports to distant parts of the world. The overwhelming majority of [Read More...]
Army Backstops Futuristic NGCV Program With Prudent Armor Upgrades (From RealClear Defense) It is clear that the U.S. Army is going all in for its modernization priorities. It hopes to have an array of transformative capabilities ready for deployment by the mid-2020s. But the Army has missed the mark on previous technology [Read More...]
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