Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

Pentagon Continues To Move Forward On Transformative Cloud Contract (From RealClearDefense) Sometimes, no news really is good news. This is the case with the Pentagon’s plan for its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud program. Proposals from many of the big cloud providers – Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle and IBM – were [Read More...]
Why the Navy Needs More Amphibious Assault Ships – Faster (From WarriorMaven) U.S. amphibious warfare forces are this Nation’s first line of defense. They are a unique strategic and operational capability. The demand for amphibious warfare forces by Combatant Commanders routinely exceeds their availability. At present, the U.S. has 32 amphibious warfare [Read More...]
Army Artillery: Restoring The King Of Battle To Its Throne (From DefenseNews) “God fights on the side with the best artillery,” said Napoleon Bonaparte. This aphorism appears as true today as it did almost three centuries ago. What has changed over the past several decades is the capability of Army fires, artillery [Read More...]
Four Reasons Why Hybrid Electric Drive Would Be Good For The Navy’s Future Frigate (From RealClearDefense) The U.S. Navy is moving ahead to acquire a new frigate or FFG(X). Last year, it awarded five contracts for conceptual designs to Austal USA, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Fincantieri Marine and Huntington Ingalls. The U.S. Navy [Read More...]
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...]
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