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Finland Joining NATO Is A Game Changer (And Russia’s Fault) (From 1945) On May 12th, Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Sanna Marin announced that Finland would officially apply to join NATO. Finland joining NATO is a tectonic shift in the strategic balance of the alliance’s eastern flank, because now Ru ...
Navy’s Latest Shipbuilding Plan Is Not Good News For The Industrial Base (From Forbes) The number of warships in the U.S. naval fleet has not managed to get above 300 for two decades. Meanwhile, the country the Chief of Naval Operations describes as "our pacing threat," China, is headed for 400 warships in its own fleet at mid-decade. Th ...
The Baltic States Need Advanced NATO Weapons To Compensate For Their Geographical Disadvantages (From RealClearDefense) There are several reasons why the Baltic states are uniquely vulnerable to Russian invasion. The prime reason why they might be the Kremlin’s next target is that each of them, particularly Estonia and Latvia, has an ethnic Russian minority population. ...
Russian Aggression Highlights Need To Bolster P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol Force (From Forbes) Most of the war coverage from Ukraine is about what's happening on the ground, but eventually NATO will have to rethink other facets of its military preparations in light of Russia's aggression. One area that needs a close look with regard to both Russ ...
Time For Conservatives To Hit Restart On Tech Legislation (From InsideSources) The rush by some conservative Republicans to join Democrats in attacking Big Tech merits a rethink. Recent events show that we must assess the future of Big Tech in the context of what America’s adversaries are doing and the role tech companies have in ...
GAO’s Latest Report On The F-35 Fighter Acquisition Program Finds No Major Problems. Really. (From Forbes) The Government Accountability Office has released its latest annual report on the F-35 fighter acquisition program, pursuant to direction by Congress. It is titled "F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: Cost Growth and Schedule Delays Continue," so casual observe ...
America’s Future In Aerospace Still Rides On Boeing Wings. Washington Should Be Worried. (From Forbes) The Boeing company reported dreadful first-quarter results on April 27, far worse than analysts were expecting. At this point, Boeing should be recovering steadily from MAX setbacks and the global pandemic, but new problems keep cropping up--both on th ...
To Help Ukraine, The Administration Needs To Get Abrams Tanks To Poland Faster (From RealClearDefense) The transfer of weapons, ammunition, and other supplies from the U.S. and NATO countries to Ukraine has been the lifeline that allowed Kyiv to hold off Moscow’s assault. The U.S. alone has provided to date some $4 billion in assistance. This has includ ...
Five Signs War In Ukraine Is The Last Gasp Of The Putin Era (From Forbes) After eight weeks of fighting in Ukraine, the notion that Russia is a near-peer of the U.S. is beginning to look doubtful. It seems more likely that Putin's Russia is shadow of its former, Soviet self. That raises the possibility that the Ukraine campa ...
Is The U.S. Military About To Lose Its Ability To Conduct Amphibious Operations? (From 1945) It appears that Marine Corps Commandant General David Berger may have told the story of how his Service needed to transform itself too well. As part of his vision for a new Marine Corps, the Commandant called for reducing the size of the Navy’s fleet o ...
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