Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

Addressing NATO’s Near-Term Capability Gaps Executive Summary Click here to read the full report as a PDF. For the first time in more than a generation, NATO must confront the possibility of major conventional conflict with Russia. This has completely overturned NATO’s defense strategy as [Read More...]
Marine Corps’ New ‘Holy Grail’ of ACVs: A Big Step Forward (From RealClearDefense) With its decision to acquire the BAE Systens version of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV), the U.S. Marine Corps took a big step forward in building a force for the 21st Century. This is one in a series of procurement [Read More...]
The Army Must Balance Expensive Modernization with Lower Cost Upgrades (From The National Interest) The current defense budget environment is different from previous eras. While resources are available, the Department of Defense must both introduce new, even revolutionary, capabilities in order to re-establish overmatch vis-à-vis global competitors and replace entire fleets of support aircraft [Read More...]
Gen. Milley Is Right: The U.S. Army Is On The Mend (From Defense News) Last month, in an appearance before the Defense Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. Mark Milley provided a notably upbeat assessment of the state of his service: “The Army is on the [Read More...]
The Army Needs To Get Serious About Modernizing THAAD (From RealClearDefense) Air and missile defense is one of the U.S. Army’s six modernization priorities. Based on current funding profiles, it is the number one priority, receiving about half the total funding the Army plans to spend on its priorities between 2020 [Read More...]
Will The Navy “Walk The Walk” On Acquisition Reform With NGEN-R? Today, everyone in the Department of Defense is talking about acquisition reform. Congress has instituted major changes to the way the Office of the Secretary of Defense is organized in order to improve its ability to rapidly identify, acquire and [Read More...]
The U.S. Army Could Revolutionize Long-Range Fires (From RealClearDefense) In recent testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Army Secretary Mark Esper revealed that Long-Range Precision Fires (LRPF) is his service’s top priority. Currently, the Army has a multi-phased program designed to first improve and then transform the capabilities [Read More...]
A Competitive Strategy To Counter Russian Aggression Against NATO EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Click here to read the full report as a .pdf  The world has entered a new era of great power competition. The 2017 U.S. National Security Strategy declared After being dismissed as a phenomenon of an earlier century, [Read More...]
U.S. Army Could Build An Integrated Air And Missile Defense Now (From RealClearDefense) The U.S. Army has an ambitious program, called the Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS), which seeks to network the Army’s entire suite of air and missile defense systems: Patriot, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, Integrated Fire Protection and eventually short-range [Read More...]
Navy’s Next Generation Network Will Not Meet Warfighters’ Needs (From RealClearDefense) The leadership of the U.S. Navy is virtually unanimous in identifying their networks as one of the linchpins for success in future high-end warfare. Admiral Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), recently expressed the view that “there are plenty of [Read More...]
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