Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

GSA’s Power Grab Over DFTS Puts Critical Defense Transportation Contracts At Risk (From 1945) For more than a decade, the Department of Defense (DoD) struggled to find the right contracting mechanism that would allow it to take advantage of the enormous logistics capabilities resident in the private sector. Third-party logistics providers have the experience, [Read More...]
The New Arsenal Of Democracy: The U.S. Commercial High-Tech Industry’s Role In Countering The China Threat Read the full report as a PDF here. The character of the international order is changing. These changes encompass all elements of national power – economic, technological, social/cultural, political, and military. The United States and its democratic friends and allies [Read More...]
JADC2 Will Require Automated Cybersecurity (From RealClearDefense) The defense digital terrain is changing rapidly. The growth in defense networks and the systems on them is already explosive. This will increase exponentially with the introduction of the Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) system. If successful, it [Read More...]
The Ukraine War Proves The U.S. Army Needs New Mobile 155mm Howitzers (From 1945) Artillery may again become the King of Battle. The Russia-Ukraine conflict is turning into a brutal slugfest. Using tactics reminiscent of those employed in both World Wars, the Russian Army is relying on massive artillery barrages to drive back Ukrainian [Read More...]
3 Good Reasons Why The F-35 Was Not Featured In Top Gun: Maverick (From 1945) One of the most noteworthy features of Top Gun: Maverick is the absence (beyond a few seconds at the beginning of the movie) of the F-35C, the Navy’s premier, and only, fifth-generation aircraft. If the F-35 had been the centerpiece of [Read More...]
A ‘Big’ Mistake: The US Government Declaring War On Big Tech (From 1945) For the first time in decades, this country faces a significant challenge from another country’s technological ambitions. Should this country, China, win the technological competition with the United States it would have untold ramifications for our economy, political system, personal liberties, global [Read More...]
TRAX: The One Capability That Can Make JADC2 Successful (From RealClearDefense) The program that is supposed to achieve the U.S. military’s vision for seamless, real-time interoperability at the tactical edge is called the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) system. The problem for JADC2 and all its Service components is that [Read More...]
To Help Ukraine, The Administration Needs To Get Abrams Tanks To Poland Faster (From RealClearDefense) The transfer of weapons, ammunition, and other supplies from the U.S. and NATO countries to Ukraine has been the lifeline that allowed Kyiv to hold off Moscow’s assault. The U.S. alone has provided to date some $4 billion in assistance. [Read More...]
Is The U.S. Military About To Lose Its Ability To Conduct Amphibious Operations? (From 1945) It appears that Marine Corps Commandant General David Berger may have told the story of how his Service needed to transform itself too well. As part of his vision for a new Marine Corps, the Commandant called for reducing the [Read More...]
The Undeclared U.S.-China Technology War (From 1945) For some years now, an undeclared war has been going on between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. Unlike the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine, this war is not about territory. Rather, it is about acquiring [Read More...]
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