Defense

The Marine Corps’ Common-Sense Approach to Helicopters Research Study Today’s video games offer a stunningly realistic simulation of modern aerial combat. Many of these games place a player in a virtual cockpit of some of the most advanced warplanes in the world, with nearly identical controls, weapons [Read More...]
Mr. Rumsfeld’s Five Most Urgent Investment Challenges Issue Brief President-elect Bush’s choice of a seasoned manager as Defense Secretary was a smart move, because the challenges the Pentagon faces are daunting. The Clinton Administration’s combination of global engagement with a “procurement holiday” has produced a rapidly aging, [Read More...]
The Attack Submarine and Network-centric warfare Research Study Submarines are the oldest major weapon system still in the U.S. military inventory, predating both fixed-wing aircraft and heavy armor. Their continued utility in modern warfare is attributable to a remarkable capacity to adapt to new warfighting requirements. [Read More...]
The Air Force Rethinks Global Strategy Issue Brief While the political system has been distracted by a seemingly interminable presidential campaign over the last several months, the U.S. Air Force has begun a transformation of its global warfighting strategy. It’s a safe bet the defense advisors [Read More...]
Coast Guard Aviation: Running Out of Time Issue Brief One day earlier this year, the Coast Guard air station in Miami received a mayday call. But, because of maintenance problems — mainly due to age, wear and tear, and parts shortages – not one of the station’s [Read More...]
What the Air Force Needs from the Next Quadrennial Review Issue Brief The U.S. Air Force has awakened from the Clinton Administration’s “procurement holiday” with a massive hangover. Almost everything it owns is aging rapidly, and needs to be replaced. Like the other services, it is looking for relief in [Read More...]
Air Force Needs B-2s Article Published in the Defense News Michael Vickers’ compelling commentary on bomber modernization, “Bolster the B-2 Fleet Now,” in the Oct 23 issue, left me feeling both sad and angry. Sad that the U.S. Air Force has undermined so thoroughly [Read More...]
Coast Guard Key Player in Homeland Defense Issue Brief The proliferation and potential use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) is considered by U.S. policy leaders to be one of the greatest threats to U.S. security in the future, whether delivered from abroad – via missiles, for [Read More...]
Coast Guard Part of National Readiness Equation Issue Brief On Sept. 27, the House Armed Services Committee held hearings with the Joint Chiefs of Staff to ascertain the state of military readiness. Absent from the hearings was a representative of the Coast Guard. Even though the service [Read More...]
Is the U.S. Military Ready to Meet Future Threat? Article Published in the Pensacola News Journal Al Gore says America’s military is the best in the world. George Bush, Jr. says America’s military is in decline. Who should you believe? You should believe both, because they’re both right. The [Read More...]
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