Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

The U.S. Military Must Move Fast To Achieve Enterprise Network Endpoint Security (From 1945) In response to the danger posed by COVID-19, remote working has become the norm for the Department of Defense (DoD). As a result, there has been an explosion of endpoints (laptops, desktops, tablets, mobile phones, and servers) on Pentagon networks. [Read More...]
5 Things The U.S. Military Got Right In Afghanistan (From 1945) There is a real danger that in the drive to find someone to blame for the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, we will lose sight of the important lessons learned in the fight against them and other violent extremists there. The [Read More...]
Joe Biden Must Counter The Growing Military Drone Threat (From 1945) The threat to the United States military and the homeland posed by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAS), also known as drones, continues to grow. Russia, China, and Iran are working hard to compete with the West in the development and deployment [Read More...]
The F-35 Is Going To Be The Free World’s Fighter (From 1945) The recent decision by the Swiss Federal Council (SFC) to acquire the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) as Switzerland’s next-generation air defense aircraft has made it all but official: the F-35 is fast becoming the free world’s dominant fighter. The [Read More...]
It’s Electric: The Coming Revolution In U.S. Naval Power Systems (From 1945) Electric power is the Navy’s future. New technologies, evolving operating environments, and more stringent policies on pollution and climate change are driving the demand for more power. The Navy is investing in new ways of managing and storing power to [Read More...]
The U.S. Army Has a Good Modernization Strategy—It Must Stick With It (From RealClearDefense) The Army is about to see critical parts of its modernization effort come to fruition. Despite anxiety from within and criticism from the outside regarding its ability to bring its modernization agenda to fruition, the Service must press ahead. Without [Read More...]
The Administration Should Provide States With Technology To Secure Their Borders (From The National Interest) When the Biden administration took office and canceled the Trump wall, it inherited a lot of state-of-the-art surveillance equipment that was going to be employed alongside the physical barrier. This equipment, bought and paid for, now rests in warehouses, piling [Read More...]
Light Amphibious Warship: A Mistake For The U.S. Marine Corps And Navy? (From 1945) The Marine Corps and Navy are moving aggressively to redefine how they will conduct amphibious operations and reshape their fleets of amphibious warships. Perhaps they are moving too fast. The Sea Services are conducting wargames, exercises, and experiments to validate [Read More...]
Cancelling JEDI Contract May Not Solve DoD’s Cloud Migration Woes (From 1945) The Department of Defense (DoD) has mercifully put the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) out of its misery. Along with the announcement of JEDI’s cancelation, the Pentagon said that it would begin the process of implementing a new, enterprise-wide cloud. [Read More...]
The Navy Needs To Acquire A Lot More Arleigh Burke Destroyers Now The U.S. Navy is facing a crisis: it is too small to meet the operational requirements being imposed on it. Furthermore, in terms of overall capacity, it is falling behind China, which is building warships and submarines at a prodigious [Read More...]
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