Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

The U.S. Navy Should Deploy The Medium Unmanned Surface Vessel Now (From 1945) The U.S. Navy has a vision for a future fleet that involves deploying as many as 150 unmanned platforms, both unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) of diverse sizes and weights. The technology for USVs is well-developed with several USVs, [Read More...]
Not Enough M1 Abrams? Poland Is Buying K2 Black Panther Tanks (From 1945) Poland has become the linchpin of NATO’s eastern defenses. Recognizing Poland’s important geostrategic position, the U.S. has deployed significant forces to that country, including a rotationally deployed Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) and the prepositioned equipment for a second ABCT. [Read More...]
An Aging Amphibious Warfare Fleet Will Not Deter China (From RealClearDefense) Events of recent weeks have underscored the correctness of the Biden administration’s view that China is this country’s pacing threat, one that is racing to create a military that would challenge that of the United States. The U.S. military is [Read More...]
Why An Antitrust War Against Google And Big Tech Is A Big Mistake (From 1945) There is a clear consensus among defense and intelligence officials across the globe that China has moved from being a competitor to the West to a threat not only to the U.S. but the entire liberal democratic world. One aspect [Read More...]
The West Needs To Unleash Sanctions Hell On Russia Or Risk A War With NATO (From 1945) The conflict between Russia and Ukraine appears to be broadening and deepening. While Moscow’s initial strategy of a swift coup de main to decapitate the Ukrainian government failed, Russia has had significant successes in the South and East. Some observers [Read More...]
Raytheon’s SPY-6 Radar Family Will Revolutionize U.S. Navy Operations (From 19FortyFive) The U.S. Navy’s new operational approach to winning a high-end fight with a peer competitor is called Distributed Maritime Operations (DMO). The essence of DMO is found in three core tenets: making U.S. forces (particularly naval platforms but also land-based forces) hard to find, hard [Read More...]
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...]
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