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Naval Strike: It’s more than planes and ships, but that’s a good place to start 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 during the . . .
Army XXI Aviation: Time for V-22 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 . . .
Give Airborne Laser Fair Shot At Missile Defense 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. . .
Military Supremacy and How We Keep It 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 . . .
The Next Wave 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 . . .
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 . . .
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