Defense

Graying Airpower Puts U.S. At Risk Every year the U.S. Air Force puts on an "Aerospace Power Demonstration" in Florida to display to the public its proficiency in wielding the weapons of modern air warfare. It's the service's premier air show. . .
Converted Submarines Could Bolster U.S. Power Projection "Power projection" can be a difficult concept to understand in the abstract. It is a nation's ability to make its military might felt beyond its borders -- as diplomacy's coercive underpinning, deterrence or . . .
Fear of Flying: America’s Aging Fleet of Military Aircraft Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to participate in today's discussion of aging military equipment. I will limit my remarks to military aircraft, the area where aging . . .
In the Old Dominion Resides the Heart of America’s Military Tradition It's remarkable how important Virginia remains to the nation's military security and tradition. The lynchpin of Colonial America's struggle against the British Empire, the focal point of the Civil War, and . . .
Air Force Benefits From Congressional, Pentagon Support Of Fleet Modernization Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) is perhaps the most challenging of all Air Force missions: flying low and slow at night, in bad weather and while using terrain to mask their approach, and often without the . . .
QUARTERBACK BLITZ: The proliferation of sophisticated air-defense weapons, and why the U.S. Army’s Comanche helicopter is uniquely suited to counter them. During the Autumn of 1993 U.S. Marine Corps General Anthony Zinni now the Commander in Chief of U.S. Central Command returned to the war-torn city of Mogadishu, Somalia to negotiate the release of . . .
Letter to the Editor, The Washington Post Stephen S. Rosenfeld expresses an oft-repeated criticism of military planning when he asserts that the Clinton Administration's new national-security strategy is making America "Ready For The Last War" . . .
U.S. Missile Defense: Follow Israel’s Lead If recent reports are accurate, Israel's Arrow anti-missile program will shortly receive the financial support President Clinton promised it almost four years ago. According to Inside the Army, the Clinton . . .
Air Force Faces Challenges In Accomplishing Its Mission In Future On the eve of a new millennium, the U.S. Air Force is the most powerful military aerospace organization in the history of mankind. Its diverse inventory of over 4,000 combat-ready aircraft dwarfs the air forces . . .
NATO: Fifty Years and Counting…Down? In April, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will mark the fiftieth anniversary of its founding and, like many 50 year-olds, it is starting to show signs of a mid-life crisis. NATO was established in April 1949 . . .
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