Defense

Australia: The Proven Ally U.S. Deputy Secretary Rich Armitage put it best back in July, when he said "Australia punches above its weight." For decades Australia has been a proven and reliable American ally. They are the only country . . .
Turkey: Still A Valuable Ally As the baseball season roars into October, we are reminded time and again that the sweet pastime is really a study of averages. While even the most reliable players can disappoint in high-pressure . . .
Poland: A “Niche” Ally Poland is one of several new U.S. allies who are not as big or powerful as our traditional teammates, such as Britain, Germany or Turkey. With limited resources, the Poles have more of a "niche" role to play in . . .
The Future of the Defense Industry It's official: defense stocks are a boring investment. So say several Wall Street analysts who issued dour assessments of the sector last week. The most respected, Morgan Stanley's Heidi Wood, said sector . . .
Bush Doctrine Begins Fifth Year Today marks the fourth anniversary of the most important speech that George W. Bush ever gave about national defense. The irony is that he wasn't even President when he gave it. It was a campaign speech . . .
Lessons of Iraq: Strategic and Joint Implications Since the end of the Cold War, America has faced weak, incompetent adversaries.
Operation Iraqi Freedom: Lesson One: The Importance Of Aerospace Supremacy Operation Iraqi Freedom was unique in a number of ways. One of these was the rapidity with which coalition air and space forces established aerospace supremacy over Iraq. Air supremacy is defined as the . . .
Pity The Poor Chinese Navy China has been busy trying to develop a military that can isolate Taiwan, and, if necessary, hold the U.S. at bay. The PLAN's one hope for success in a campaign against Taiwan is to blockade the island and . . .
Wanted: Medium-Weight Land Forces One lesson to emerge from Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) is that, at times, U.S. ground forces proved to be too powerful. This seems counterintuitive when the war was won in approximately five weeks with . . .
Spy Satellites: Who Ruined FIA? In the months before America went to war with Iraq, the intelligence community repositioned its spy satellites to provide maximum coverage of Saddam's military. There are two types of spy satellites: those . . .
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