Defense

Don’t Turn A Blind Eye To The Need For Subs When Blind Man's Bluff, the story of the Navy's Cold War submarine fleet, was published in 1999, the Navy distanced itself from the book, citing security concerns and a policy to not discuss submarine . . .
Plan for Defense Spending By Loren Thompson, Ph.D. David Ignatius really hit the nail on the head in his February 13 analysis of the defense industry's decline. The industry's problems can be succinctly summarized as depressed . . .
50 Subs Not Enough For Navy Security Mission It has been argued that some of the major weapon systems developed during the Cold War have yet to demonstrate they remain relevant and are successfully adapting to the new threats to global security. To . . .
New Century, Old Question: Can Europe Keep Up? In 1968, French journalist J.J. Servan-Schreiber published a hugely influential book called The American Challenge that argued Europe was falling behind. It wasn't the Soviet Union that worried him so much . . .
Naval Strike: It’s more than planes and ships, but that’s a good place to start The recent air war in the Balkans amplified two essential truths about today's Navy. The first is that America's naval forces, including the Marine Corps, will be the teeth in U.S. foreign policy during the . . .
Army XXI Aviation: Time for V-22 When the Army and the Air Force became separate services after World War Two, one of the most contentious issues was defining a clear postwar identity for Army aviation. Although the institutional . . .
Give Airborne Laser Fair Shot At Missile Defense Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz said war is a continuation of politics by other means. Sometimes politics seems like a continuation of war. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the long. . .
Military Supremacy and How We Keep It In February of 1776, only months before the American Declaration of Independence was proclaimed, British historian Edward Gibbon published the first volume of The Decline and Fall of the Roman . . .
The Next Wave The Renaissance Italian political philosopher and diplomat Niccolo Machiavelli distilled formulas for success from the swirl of uncertainty that marked life among 16th century Italian city-states. "Whosoever desires constant success . . .
Moving Into the Next Century: Recapitalization Will Ensure the Coast Guard Remains Semper Paratus In 1969, the Coast Guard high endurance cutter Dallas sailed the waters of South Vietnam, executing seven combat patrols. She provided naval gunfire support more than 150 times, firing over 7,500 rounds . . .
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