Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

The Artillery Systems That Could Be Futures Command’s First Big Success (From RealClearDefense) Long-range precision fires is and must be the Army’s number one modernization priority. The goal is to both out-range and out-mass hostile fires. Greater range alone will not be enough to ensure survivability. U.S. Army artillery must be able to [Read More...]
The Amphibious Warfare Force: America’s First Line of Defense Executive Summary Click here to read the full report as a PDF. The return of great power competition and the emerging focus on multi-domain operations has altered the role of the Marine Corps and amphibious warfare fleet. New potential [Read More...]
A Recapitalizing Sealift Fleet Is the Nation’s Most Important Military Program (From RealClearDefense) While the U.S. may be on its way to restoring the erstwhile preeminence of the military, those forces are primarily located in the United States. In the event of a conflict with a major power or even rogue regional actor, [Read More...]
Bury Part Of The Wall (From RealClearDefense) President Trump has said that without the wall there is no border security and that “the Tech ‘stuff’ is just, by comparison, meaningless bells & whistles.” He is correct, at least in part. Walls work. The U.S. southern border needs [Read More...]
WATCH: Dr. Dan Goure Discusses Gen. Mark Milley’s Promotion To Chairman Of Joint Chiefs On ABC7  In an appearance on ABC7’s Government Matters on January 2, Lexington Institute Senior Vice President Dr. Dan Goure explained the circumstances surrounding President Trump’s upcoming elevation of Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to Chairman of the Joint [Read More...]
U.S. Needs a Robust, Lethal Amphibious Fleet for Global Operations (From RealClearDefense) The return to major power competition and the new focus on multi-domain operations has altered the role of the Marine Corps and amphibious ships. It’s a change in the way Washington views Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare, and it has ramifications [Read More...]
Why The Stealth F-35B Could Truly Be A Game-Changer (From The National Interest) September 27, 2018 marked one of the most important milestones for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. On that date, the U.S. Marine Corps conducted the first combat strikes by the U.S. military employing the revolutionary fifth-generation fighter. Perhaps [Read More...]
Playing The “Russia Card” In The JEDI Competition Is A Sign Of Desperation If you thought that accusations of suspicious relations with Russia were limited to the sphere of national politics, you would be wrong. The rules for playing the new version of McCarthyism are really simple. Whenever you have exhausted substantive arguments [Read More...]
Why General Mark Milley and Why Now? (From RealClearDefense) At Saturday’s Army-Navy Game, President Donald Trump took the unusual step of announcing that he would be nominating the Chief of Staff of the Army, General Mark Milley to replace the current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine [Read More...]
Is IBCS Another ‘Too Big To Succeed’ Army Program? (From RealClearDefense) Nobody can accuse the Army’s acquisition system of thinking small. The Army has a nearly three-decades-long history of inventing massive, highly integrated and extremely complex modernization programs that go through years of research and development, cost billions of dollars and, [Read More...]
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