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The Navy’s Plan To Modernize Military Sealift Makes Sense. Congress Needs To Keep It Funded. (From Forbes) Sealift is essential to sustaining an overseas war effort. The U.S. Navy is responsible for supplying that sealift when and where it is needed. The service is working to modernize a fleet of sealift vessels that average over 40 years of age--a task mad ...
If Russia Is This Bad At Conventional Warfare, What Does That Tell Us About Its Nuclear Posture? (From Forbes) Russia's military campaign in Ukraine is a fiasco. Virtually every facet of its military performance has exhibited deficiencies, presumably reflecting the decay in Russian society after 20 years of Putin rule. It is not realistic to assume that Moscow' ...
Why America’s M1 Abrams Tank Sale To Poland Is So Important (From 1945) The U.S. and Poland are forging an increasingly close national security and military relationship. Poland is the keystone of NATO’s eastern flank defense. This is why the Pentagon has deployed forces and supplies there. It is also why Washington has be ...
Ten Ways Hypersonic Weapons Can Strengthen Strategic Deterrence (From Forbes) When strategists discuss strategic deterrence, they are almost always talking about nuclear weapons. However, the Pentagon is planning to introduce non-nuclear hypersonic missiles into the joint force later in this decade, and the novel features of tho ...
HII’s Tech Transformation Is Making It Much More Than America’s Biggest Shipbuilder (From Forbes) The name of Huntington Ingalls is synonymous with shipbuilding. That, ironically, is why the company has begun referring to itself a simply HII. Although it plans to remain the nation's biggest builder of warships, its Mission Technologies unit is grow ...
Biden’s Antitrust Crusade Is A Negative For National Security (From Forbes) The Biden administration has adopted a more aggressive approach to antitrust enforcement than that of his predecessor, and the tech industry is high on its list of targets. There is nothing wrong in principle with this stance, but in practice the admin ...
Precision Versus Massed Fires: Potential Lessons From The Ukraine War (From RealClearDefense) Ukraine may provide answers to many questions regarding the way high-end wars of the 21st century will be fought. One of the most important of these questions is the appropriate balance between precision and massed fires. Both sides have employed large ...
The Army Needs A Long-Term Plan For Keeping Its Apache Helicopters Lethal And Survivable (From Forbes) The AH-64 Apache helicopter is the Army's premier airborne tank killer, and thus plays a pivotal role in future land warfare plans. The service is currently remanufacturing 812 Apaches to an "E" variant, a process it has undertaken every dozen years or ...
The Age Of Directed Energy Weapons Has Arrived (From 1945) Just in time, directed energy (DE) weapons are coming to the battlefield. As the conflict in Ukraine demonstrates, a revolution in offensive air capabilities is in the offing, driven largely by advances in unmanned aerial systems (UASs), or drones. Thi ...
SNC Positions To Win U.S. Army’s Next Theater Recon Aircraft (From Forbes) The U.S. Army needs to replace its aging Guardrail recon aircraft, which lacks the functionality and survivability required for an era of great-power competition. It has a long-term plan that involves acquiring a fleet of modified business jets with gr ...
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