Defense

Get Moving On Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Ever since Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld came back to Washington, the talk at the Pentagon has been about almost nothing but transformation. Yet, for all the talk and all the money expended, real progress . . .
Tanker Lease: The Consequences of Bad Decisions There's a saying among psychotherapists that when every other approach fails to help a troubled patient, the mere passage of time sometimes can work wonders. The same is true of the Air Force's abortive . . .
Base Closure: Army Industrial Sites A Likely Target Shortly before the holidays, the Bush Administration delivered an unwelcome present to every community in America hosting a military base: draft selection criteria for the biggest round of base . . .
Submarines – Weapons of Choice in Future Warfare The cover of the ninth and last edition of "Soviet Military Power," published by the U.S. Department of Defense in 1990, featured a picture of a Delta IV ballistic missile submarine. This formidable weapon . . .
E-10 Crash Endangers Cruise-Missile Defense The Air Force hasn't lost a lot of aircraft recently to hostile fire, but hostile bureaucrats are definitely taking a toll. The latest airframe to lose altitude in Pentagon budget wars is the Multi-sensor Command . . .
Airborne Reconnaissance: The Plane Truth The core of information-age warfare is a cluster of activities that military planners call intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). ISR is focused mainly on collecting information about enemy . . .
Boeing Business Outlook Belies Critics The nation's newspapers are awash in allegations of improprieties at the Boeing Company. Airbus is displacing Boeing as the world's leading producer of airliners. And several of the company's biggest . . .
Centerpiece of Effective Missile Defense Emerges It is now nearly half a century since the Soviet Union tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile, obliterating the distances that had long been America's main defense against foreign aggression. Ever . . .
Networking the Navy – A Model for Modern Warfare The U.S. military is in the midst of a far-reaching transformation driven mainly by new information technologies. The same innovations that are revolutionizing global commerce and culture are also . . .
I-S-R Lessons of Iraq The war isn’t over. Conventional phase seemed fast & decisive. Unconventional phase looks slow & difficult . ISR needs vary greatly between phases. Many of the most significant lessons are secret.
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