Defense Acquisition: Protect The Parts That Work The Bush Administration came to office determined to reform the defense acquisition process. It took too long to get new hardware into the field, weapons were often out of date by the time they were fielded and . . .
“Buy American” is Bad for America If you've never read The Federalist and were curious why the Founding Fathers thought Congress should have two chambers rather than one, there's a clinical case-study of what concerned them unfolding right . . .
The Hidden Dangers Of Networked Warfare "Network-centric warfare" is the greatest military innovation of this generation. All the armed forces are being linked in a wireless web that will enable them to instantly assimilate and act on information from . . .
Putting A Stop To The A modern day "gold rush" fever is threatening to overwhelm good sense and the acquisition process. DoD is being inundated with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle concepts, often systems built of nothing but . . .
Keep Raptor On Track sn't it a relief to have Republicans running the Pentagon, since they're the only party that has demonstrated a commitment to modernizing U.S. military forces? Just kidding. It wasn't Democrats who . . .
Tanker Lease is Answer Your editorial of May 19 ("The Case for Leasing") was a perfect exposition of the issues surrounding replacement of aging Air Force tankers. I could not agree more with the sentiment in the editorial's . . .
Marine Vertical Agility: Real Transformation, Right Now Victory, Count Ciano said, finds a hundred fathers (defeat is an orphan). So it must be a sure sign of bureaucratic victory that all the armed services are claiming credit for inventing military . . .
Reflections on the Alliance Lunch On May 13, Lexington Institute sponsored a luncheon meeting of a dozen experts to discuss the future of alliances. Without trying to characterize the content of the whole meeting, I would like to note three . . .
Iraq Campaign Underscores Value Of Jumpjets The military services are rushing to complete assessments of what lessons can be learned from Operation Iraqi Freedom, before defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld draws his own (less congenial) conclusions. . .
Why Allies? Which Allies? Does the United States need allies in the 21st Century? If so, what kind of allies does it require? Although the United States has collaborated with many nations throughout its history, including in pursuit of its . . .