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The Limits of Alliances It is time to rethink both the purposes of U.S.-alliance relationships and the character of the partners the United States needs in order to address the threats of a new international environment. The unity of the . . .
Will Iraq Derail Military Modernization? The war in Iraq is proving far more costly and protracted than the Bush Administration predicted. Nearly a year after President Bush declared victory, U.S. forces are facing a Sunni insurgency, a Shiite . . .
Military Transformation Falters in Mesopotamia Defense News reports this week that defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld has set new "speed goals" for winning America's wars. According to staff writer Jason Sherman, "Rumsfeld is challenging the military . . .
Lessons Learned Last summer, the U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) prepared a quick look at the military lessons to be learned from Operation Iraqi Freedom. It stressed the battlefield synergies made possible by greater . . .
Tankers: “McCain Mutiny” Looks Misguided Ever since Senator John McCain was wrongly accused of aiding a corrupt savings and loan official in the 1980s, he has been on a crusade to improve ethical standards in the federal government. Much of what . . .
America’s Best Allies In The Arabian Gulf America's victory over Iraq did much more than reconfirm its global military supremacy. That victory has decisively transformed the Persian Gulf's security dynamics and Washington's relationship with its allies . . .
Citizen-Soldiers and Homeland Security: A Strategic Assessment The Department of Defense expects that the National Guard will provide the preponderance of its support to homeland security. Lessons learned from the opening phase of the war on global terrorism . . .
Space-Based Reconnaissance: Great Leaps On The Ground In the age of network-centric warfare, almost no one fully understands new military technologies. "Network-centric" is the term academics use to describe the integration of diverse military forces in a . . .
Weapons: Bush Budget Contradictions Begin To Bite Pentagon executives told Congress last week that they can't put a pricetag on their supplemental spending request for Iraq until later in the year, when costs are better understood. Actually, that's only . . .
Transformation Cult Targets Texas and Georgia Thousands of aerospace workers in Texas and Georgia who thought that six positive reviews of the Air Force's next-generation Raptor fighter would be sufficient to secure their future employment are in for a . . .
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