Will President Biden Make The Same Mistake On Missile Defense That President Obama Did? (From Forbes) When Barack Obama became president in 2009, he almost immediately set about scaling back missile defense efforts for protecting the American homeland that he had inherited from his predecessor. In the end, he killed almost everything. The only program that [Read More...]
Get Ready For President Biden To Throw U.S. Security Policies Into Reverse (From Forbes) President Trump’s national security policies are very different from the bipartisan posture that has prevailed in the postwar era. Having played a central role for decades in fashioning that postwar consensus, Joe Biden has left an extensive political record of [Read More...]
Force Multiplier: U.S. Fleet Of Air-Capable Amphibious Warfare Ships (From RealClearDefense) The Navy and Marine Corps are proposing radical changes to their force structures in line with new concepts for maritime and expeditionary operations. All eyes are on what is new, such as the Navy’s desire for fleets of unmanned surface [Read More...]
Will The Pentagon’s Bold Battle Force 2045 Plan Finally Fix Sealift? (From Forbes) There are reasons to suspect that the Battle Force 2045 plan for remaking America’s Navy will not come to much. It’s too ambitious and the timing is all wrong. However, there are elements of the plan that are both affordable [Read More...]
Why Secretary Esper’s Call For Light Carriers Would Make The U.S. Navy Weaker (From Forbes) On October 6, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper unveiled his outline of what the future U.S. naval fleet should look like. Called Battleforce 2045, there would be more of everything, except for large-deck, nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. When it comes to [Read More...]
Army Modernization’s Day Of Reckoning Is At Hand (From RealClearDefense) Despite its successes, Army modernization now faces a day of reckoning. Regardless of who wins the November election, the flow of resources which has undergirded modernization is almost certain to decline. The Army’s leaders will have to conduct serious triage [Read More...]
Report: A Robust Tech Sector Is Critical To U.S. National Security (From Forbes) Technologies spawned by the information revolution are transforming every facet of the global economy. Like any other upheaval, the information revolution will produce winners and losers. If Washington does not want its military to be one of the losers, it [Read More...]
Why U.S. National Security Requires A Robust, Innovative Technology Sector Read the full report as a PDF here. Introduction: America is facing the most serious challenge to its security in a generation. Every nation strives for security. Although the phrase “national security” in common usage has military overtones, there are [Read More...]
Why The President Is The Weakest Link In U.S. Nuclear Strategy (From Forbes) The president of the United States has unilateral authority to order the launch of nuclear weapons. It is a paradox of the modern age that the most fearsome power the nation’s chief executive possesses is the one power not subject [Read More...]
Why The U.S. Military Needs Long Range Precision Fires (From The National Interest) Long Range Precision Fires (LRPF) are the U.S. Army’s number one modernization priority. The immediate goal of this program is to restore the Army’s erstwhile advantage in indirect fires, both artillery and rockets/missiles. Even more importantly, the program has a [Read More...]
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