Defense

China’s Missiles Are A Major Threat: Advanced Modular Radars Could Help (From 1945) The U.S. military faces an unprecedented challenge to its ability to operate in the Indo-Pacific. The proliferation of Chinese long-range, precision-guided ballistic and cruise missiles puts large, fixed facilities and significant force concentrations ...
Pratt & Whitney’s Geared Turbofan Is Emerging From The Global Pandemic With A Growing Performance Advantage (From Forbes) Pratt & Whitney's signature commercial product, the Geared Turbofan engine, has held up remarkably well during the global pandemic. It is flying on 1,100 jets operated by 62 airlines, and its dispatch reliability rate is a world-class 99.98%. Its u ...
Chile Can Push Back On China’s Economic Dominance (From RealClearWorld) Chinese investment in lithium and copper mining has significantly benefitted Chile’s private sector, but the extent of China’s economic control is seen by many as a clear erosion of Chilean sovereignty. Nowhere is this more true than Chile’s electric g ...
A Two-Front War With Russia? NATO Cannot Forget About Kaliningrad (From 1945) When discussing the precipitous security situation in Eastern Europe at present, it is easy to forget that a potential Russian invasion could be a two-front war. On one front, an attack could come along NATO’s easternmost border, especia ...
KC-46 Cleared For Refueling 70% Of Joint Air Fleet As Next Round Of Tanker Competition Looms (From Forbes) With 53 aircraft in service, Boeing's KC-46 Pegasus tanker is now approved for supporting over two-thirds of the aircraft in the joint air fleet that are capable of receiving fuel in flight. All of the Air Force's fighters, bombers and airlifters have ...
Plummeting Production Of Unmanned Undersea Systems Threatens Navy Plans For Distributed Maritime Operations (From Forbes) The Navy has repeatedly stated that introducing more unmanned maritime vehicles into its fleet is a key to implementing Distributed Maritime Operations. So, the fact that production of unmanned submersibles will reach a low ebb in 2022 is not an encour ...
President Biden’s Tax & Antitrust Philosophy Is At War With His National Security Strategy (From Forbes) President Biden's interim national security strategic guidance stresses the importance of bolstering U.S. competitiveness and innovation to meet the challenge posed by China. However, Biden's domestic economic policies do the opposite: if Biden had his ...
Russia Has A Clear Reason To Invade Ukraine Now If Talks Fail (From 1945) This week, the U.S. and Russia are engaged in diplomatic talks regarding the escalating tensions on Russia’s border with Ukraine. It is a mistake to think that U.S. and NATO concessions regarding Ukraine will satisfy Moscow. President Putin is pursuing ...
In The Face Of Moscow’s Threats To NATO, The U.S. Must Support Polish Rearmament (From RealClearDefense) Putin has spent more than a decade building up the Russian military and positioning it to be, at the very least, a military Sword of Damocles over the heads of Europe. His recent proposals for an agreement with the West are nothing short of an attempt ...
Why President Biden Will End Up Giving Putin What He Wants In Ukraine (From Forbes) The Biden administration is working hard to build a coalition of European partners capable of deterring Russia's threatened invasion of Ukraine. However, the circumstances surrounding the current crisis will likely drive Biden to give Putin most of wha ...
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