Plan for Defense Spending Article Published in The Washington Post By Loren Thompson, Ph.D. David Ignatius really hit the nail on the head in his February 13 analysis of the defense industry’s decline. The industry’s problems can be succinctly summarized as depressed demand, uneven [Read More...]
50 Subs Not Enough For Navy Security Mission Article Published in the National Defense It has been argued that some of the major weapon systems developed during the Cold War have yet to demonstrate they remain relevant and are successfully adapting to the new threats to global security. [Read More...]
New Century, Old Question: Can Europe Keep Up? Article Published in the Sea Power Magazine In 1968, French journalist J.J. Servan-Schreiber published a hugely influential book called The American Challenge that argued Europe was falling behind. It wasn’t the Soviet Union that worried him so much as the [Read More...]
Naval Strike: It’s more than planes and ships, but that’s a good place to start Article Published in the Wings of Gold The recent air war in the Balkans amplified two essential truths about today’s Navy. The first is that America’s naval forces, including the Marine Corps, will be the teeth in U.S. foreign policy [Read More...]
Army XXI Aviation: Time for V-22 Article Published in the Army Magazine When the Army and the Air Force became separate services after World War Two, one of the most contentious issues was defining a clear postwar identity for Army aviation. Although the institutional separation was [Read More...]
Give Airborne Laser Fair Shot At Missile Defense Article Published in the Defense News Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz said war is a continuation of politics by other means. Sometimes politics seems like a continuation of war. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the long-running debate [Read More...]
Military Supremacy and How We Keep It Article Published in the Policy Review In February of 1776, only months before the American Declaration of Independence was proclaimed, British historian Edward Gibbon published the first volume of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. It was almost [Read More...]
The Next Wave Research Study The Renaissance Italian political philosopher and diplomat Niccolo Machiavelli distilled formulas for success from the swirl of uncertainty that marked life among 16th century Italian city-states. “Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times,” he [Read More...]
Moving Into the Next Century: Recapitalization Will Ensure the Coast Guard Remains Semper Paratus Article Published in the Sea Power In 1969, the Coast Guard high endurance cutter Dallas sailed the waters of South Vietnam, executing seven combat patrols. She provided naval gunfire support more than 150 times, firing over 7,500 rounds of five-inch [Read More...]
Heavy Armor Article Published in Army Magazine The English dramatist James Shirley wrote in 1659 that “there is no armor against fate”, a warning that seems all too apt when considering the uncertain future of the Army’s main battletanks. In the 85 [Read More...]
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