Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

Eastern European Nations Are Building New Economic And Security Structures (From 1945) The postwar order of Europe was built on a series of economic, political, and security pillars, but in recent years it has become clear that the foundations of those pillars have begun to shift. The economic preeminence of the West [Read More...]
The U.S. Army Needs To Add A Truck-Mounted Howitzer To Its Modernization Program (From 1945) The war in Ukraine has demonstrated the lethality of counter-battery fires and the need for artillery to be mobile in order to survive. The Army needs a truck-mounted 155mm capability, at least for the Stryker Brigade Combat Teams (SBCTs), as [Read More...]
DoD’s Software Acquisition Strategy Could Result In Dangerous Security Vulnerabilities (From RealClearDefense) The Department of Defense (DoD) is about to acquire enterprise software in a way that could grant one company a near-certain monopoly and potentially create serious cybersecurity risks. For years, the Pentagon has licensed Microsoft’s Office 365 (O365) as the [Read More...]
Governor Abbott Should Build A Sensor Fence Along The Texas Border (From 1945) For the past two years, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has sought to finish building the wall that former President Donald Trump started to build along the border between his state and Mexico. This wall is the priority for Mike Brown, [Read More...]
JADC2 Needs A New, Robust Security Architecture (From 1945) The Department of Defense (DoD) recognized that it was necessary to move beyond service-specific networks and provide a means for connecting sensors, shooters, and data sources regardless of where they were or who “owned” them. The Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) [Read More...]
Pentagon Force Planning Should Not Discount The Russian Military (From RealClearDefense) The Washington defense establishment has largely dismissed Russia as a long-term threat to U.S. and NATO security. In their minds, Russia has not only lost the war in Ukraine, but has been so ground down by Ukraine’s resistance that it [Read More...]
The Critics Are Dead Wrong: The F-35 Is A Game Changer (From 1945) Critics of the F-35 fail to recognize that the Joint Strike Fighter program is writing a new chapter in history as the Free World’s fighter of choice. It has overcome numerous technical challenges while lowering the price of individual aircraft [Read More...]
The U.S. Army Needs Mobile, Long-Range, And Precise Artillery (From RealClearDefense) The U.S. Army is currently investing in two of the three critical capabilities for future fires systems (artillery, rockets, and missiles). These capabilities are range and precision. The Army even calls its fires modernization effort the Long-Range Precision Fires (LRPF) [Read More...]
F-35: The World’s Best Fighter? Hell Yes. (From 1945) The decisions by two “holdout” major Western powers, Germany and Canada, to acquire the F-35 leaves no doubt regarding the unique contributions that this aircraft can make to both U.S. and NATO security. Multiple analyses and flyoffs by these two [Read More...]
Ukraine War Proves The U.S. Government Needs Tech Giants Like Google As Allies (From 1945) The Russo-Ukrainian War is the world’s first digital conflict with profound implications for global security. While Russia’s cyber offensive at the outset of hostilities was expected, what came as a surprise was Ukraine’s ability to blunt Moscow’s attacks. This was [Read More...]
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