Defense

The Compelling Logic Of Army Long-Range Fires In The Western Pacific (From Forbes) The U.S. Army is developing a family of long-range precision fires that will significantly expand its role in deterring Chinese aggression. Although China has traditionally been regarded as a problem for the Air Force and Navy, the Army's future fires ...
The Five Most Important Facts About F-35 Fighter Sustainment (From Forbes) The latest controversy to afflict the tri-service F-35 fighter program is concern that it might cost too much to operate. Operations and support, often called sustainment in military circles, is, in fact, a majority of the program's life-cycle cost. Ho ...
Punishing India For Buying Russian Weapons Would Hurt America And Help China (From Forbes) The Biden administration will soon need to decide whether to sanction India for purchasing Russia's S-400 air defense system. Doing so would be a big mistake. Washington has been working hard to build bridges to India, and now it needs New Delhi to par ...
NATO Has A Problem: Belarus Is Slowly Being Reabsorbed Into Russia (From 1945) On October 7, Polish border troops reported being fired upon by their counterparts from Belarus. Tensions have also been rising on the border between the two countries as a surge of migrants has created a building humanitarian crisis simultaneously wit ...
Faster: Lockheed Martin CEO Signals Big Shift In Corporate Culture (From Forbes) Lockheed Martin Chairman & CEO James Taiclet has revealed a major change that is unfolding in his company's corporate culture. The nation's biggest defense contractor is moving to emulate the speed of innovation in the commercial digital world by e ...
The Evolving Carrier Air Wing Will Keep The CVN Relevant For Decades (From RealClearDefense) The on-again/off-again debate regarding the future of the aircraft carrier has been reanimated. The approximate causal factor is the proliferation of long-range precision-guided ballistic and cruise missiles. In response to the threat, the Department o ...
U.S. Defense Strategy Needs To Pay More Attention To Russia’s Rising Threat In Europe (From Forbes) America's military has become obsessed with China--so much so that important challenges elsewhere are being neglected. Foremost among these is the gradual encroachment of Russia on its former satellites in Eastern Europe, a process that began with the ...
With All Eyes On China, US Army Must Ensure It’s Prepared To Deter Russia In Europe (From Breaking Defense) It has become almost an article of faith in the Department of Defense that China is rapidly becoming the threat of greatest concern to the U.S. Some defense officials have even offered the opinion that the balance of military power in the Western Pacif ...
Dwindling U.S. Merchant Fleet Is A Crisis Waiting To Happen (From Forbes) Pentagon plans for sealift in a future war assume the availability of commercial cargo vessels and mariners. The government's organic fleet of five dozen dedicated transports is too small to sustain a protracted campaign, and would require private-sect ...
Australia Is Becoming Indispensable To America In The Southwest Pacific (From 1945) Last month the United States entered into a tripartite defense agreement with the United Kingdom and Australia that would result in the latter country acquiring its first nuclear-powered attack submarines—at least eight, and probably of U.S. design. Th ...
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