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Moving Into the Next Century: Recapitalization Will Ensure the Coast Guard Remains Semper Paratus 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 . . .
Heavy Armor 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 years . . .
U.S. Must Reverse Bomber Blueprint, Air Force Dominated by Tactical Fighter Community, Say Experts 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. . .
Remember the Good News F-22 Provides Unpublicized U.S. Success Story 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 known then there . . .
Follow-On Jammer: The Answer is Obvious A radio station in the nation's capital recently introduced a new format called "jammin' oldies". It's mostly vintage Motown hits. But if you knew a lot about electronic warfare (EW) and only a little about . . .
Potential Telecom Setback Ahead Usually, Congress doesn't intervene when one Maryland company wants to buy another that happens to be located across its parking lot. But since this involves the telecom industry, and the companies are named Lockheed . . .
Defense Management is Success for Clinton With coalition warfare currently being conducted in the Balkans, it's a little early to be rendering any definitive judgements on Bill Clinton's record as commander in chief. But it's not too early to identify one . . .
Don’t Wedge the Pentagon Between Today and Tomorrow In "The Pentagon: High-Tech Dreams, Low-Tech Wars (April 19)," he reported that the U.S. military is caught between buying new high-tech gear for tomorrow's wars, while not having enough munitions and . . .
Air War: Too Costly in Every Way The chart depicting military-aircraft operating costs that accompanied Eric Schmidtt's May 2 Week in Review report offered a telling lesson about war costs. It showed that the 35-year-old B-52 bomber costs . . .
The Next War It seems that retired Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters could have had a great pitching career. I don't know if he's ever picked up a baseball, but the way he heaves rocks indicates a strong arm. Peters takes aim at a . . .
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