The Nuclear Posture Review: A Necessary Evolution in National Strategy Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to offer my views on the administration's Nuclear Posture Review. I'd like to spend a few minutes this morning explaining why the findings of the review are valid, and if . . .
Two Cheers for Transformation – And Some Words of Caution Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to offer an assessment of military transformation. "Transformation" is a tricky term. The current popularity of the word within the Pentagon. . .
How to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Someone tuned in to the breathless media coverage of the Bush administration's nuclear report last week could be excused for assuming that Dr. Strangelove had taken control of the Pentagon. According to the . . .
Killing Al Quaeda : The Navy’s Role The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 confirmed expectations that future adversaries would favor "asymmetric" strategies in challenging American interests. The goal of the Al Qaeda terrorist organization . . .
Aging Aircraft: Clinton Decay Continues Under Bush Category: Defense If the Bush administration's proposed 2003 defense budget is adopted, it would fix many of the problems of the Clinton years. Military pay and benefits would rise to market parity, readiness accounts . . .
An Assessment of the Proposed 2003 Defense Budget Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to comment on the Bush Administration's proposed defense budget for fiscal 2003. This morning, I want to briefly discuss three . . .
The War in Afghanistan: The Importance of Ground Power Even relatively small conflicts can provide lessons for the future development of the U.S. military. The war in Afghanistan is no exception. Although only four months old, this war has verified some long-standing. . .
Homeland Defense: Back to the Future for the U.S. Air Force Since the invention of the airplane, a mission of air forces worldwide has been the protection of the homeland against air attack. During the Cold War, the U.S. Air Force invested heavily in defense of the . . .
The Media Versus the Military (Part Two) Many of the generals leading the American Expeditionary Force in World War One had been junior officers in the Spanish-American War. They remembered how sensational reporting had fed a war fever . . .
The Media Versus the Military (Part One) If the American media and military were any more different, they might have trouble coexisting within the same political culture. The media favor freedom and full disclosure. The military prefers discipline . . .