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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...]
U.S. Must Reverse Bomber Blueprint, Air Force Dominated by Tactical Fighter Community, Say Experts Article Published in the National Defense The experience of the Kosovo air campaign provides important insight into the problems with Air Force plans not because the campaign was so challenging but because it should have been so easy. After all, [Read More...]
Remember the Good News F-22 Provides Unpublicized U.S. Success Story Article Published in the Defense News The biggest problem with the news media is that if something isn’t new, then it probably isn’t news. No matter how important information may be in the total scheme of things, if it’s already [Read More...]
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