Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

A War On Big Tech Is A Mistake: The FTC Is About To Repeat Mistakes Made During AT&T Breakup (From 1945) The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), under the leadership of Lina Khan, has essentially gone to war against U.S. big tech. In the center of their target circle sit leading U.S. firms such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. These companies are [Read More...]
Finland Must Prepare To Defend NATO’s Longest Border With Russia (From RealClearDefense) Finland’s entry into NATO significantly alters the security environment in Europe. Now that it and Sweden (provisionally) are members of the alliance, the Baltic Sea has been turned into a NATO lake. In addition, NATO proximity to Russia’s Kola Peninsula [Read More...]
America Is Closing The Hypersonic Weapons Gap (From 1945) The U.S. is in a race to develop and deploy hypersonic weapons. It is a race in which it seeks to catch up to its great power competitors, Russia and China. Hypersonic weapons are complex systems. Developing them requires not [Read More...]
Congress Pushes For Much-Needed Reforms Of The Foreign Military Sales Process (From RealClearDefense) The U.S. is still the arsenal of democracy, providing well over $150 billion in security cooperation assistance to some 58 countries in 2021. One of the main avenues for providing friends and allies with needed military capabilities is the Foreign [Read More...]
Will The Contest Between UAS And C-UAS Capabilities Lead To A New Military-Technological Revolution? (From 1945) Recent twenty-first-century wars suggest that the outcomes of future conflicts could be determined by the contest between unmanned aerial systems (UASs), also known as drones, and the means deployed to counter UASs (C-UASs). More than 30 nations have either fielded [Read More...]
The U.S. Army Needs To Fix Its Remaining ‘Fires’ Gap (From 1945) In recent years, the U.S. Army’s top modernization priority has been long-range precision fires (LRPF). As the war in Ukraine demonstrates, this was a prescient decision. But when it comes to addressing the need for an entirely new portfolio of [Read More...]
Ukraine War Makes The Case For Affordable Mass Fires (From 1945) The war in Ukraine has been consuming munitions, both conventional arms and so-called “smart” weapons, at a prodigious rate. The use rate, particularly for the more capable (but also more complex and expensive) long-range precision weapons, has far exceeded pre-war [Read More...]
The Navy Needs To Buy More CMV-22B Ospreys (From RealClearDefense) The Navy’s current platform for the carrier onboard delivery (COD) mission, the tiltrotor CMV-22B Osprey, is a variant of the MV-22 Osprey aircraft that the Marine Corps has been flying successfully for more than fifteen years. It has been characterized [Read More...]
Is The FTC Using EU Regulations To Further Its Anti-Big Tech Agenda? (From 1945) The European Union has long sought to constrain the operations of U.S. technology companies, hoping to create a competitive environment for weaker European firms. Over the past decade, the EU has unleashed a blizzard of new laws, regulations, and lawsuits [Read More...]
Ukrainian Rearmament Will Require A Lot Of Help From The U.S. (From RealClearDefense) It is time to start thinking about how to rearm Ukraine after the current conflict ends. Even if Ukraine is successful in completely ousting Russia from its territory, an era of peace will not necessarily ensue. It is more likely [Read More...]
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