Defense

A Zero Trust Mindset Replacing The Age Of Innocence In Cybersecurity (From The National Interest) In the face of repeated major exploitations of critical U.S. networks, it is past time for the U.S. government to recognize that traditional security systems such as perimeter entry controls or whitelists are no longer adequate. As the SolarWinds hack ...
Army Leaders Endorse Upgrades Of Chinook Helicopter, Cite Industrial Base Concerns (From Forbes) The U.S. Army's objections to Block II upgrades of the Chinook helicopter seem to be softening. On Wednesday of this week, Army Chief of Staff James McConville told the House defense appropriations subcommittee that his service needs the additional lif ...
Five Reasons Why The Nation Should Keep Building The National Security Cutter (From RealClearDefense) Given the growing threats posed by Russia and China to U.S. security and tightening defense budgets, it makes sense to protect highly successful acquisition programs wherever possible, if only as a hedge against uncertainty. One such program is the Coa ...
Oshkosh’s Latest Bid To Grow Its Military Vehicle Footprint Could Change The Industry (From Forbes) The U.S. Army's competition to find a successor for the Bradley fighting vehicle is attracting some heavy hitters from industry. The most unusual team is an alliance of truck-maker Oshkosh and South Korean industrial conglomerate Hanwha, offering an ev ...
Great Power Competition Demands Revitalization Of America’s Military Sealift (From The National Interest) In an era of great power competition, the U.S. military has had to relearn a number of strategic facts. Perhaps the most important of these is the central role that sealift has played in the United States’ ability to project power abroad. During the Co ...
Russia’s Soft Takeover Of Belarus Completes Anti-NATO Military Buffer (From RealClearDefense) After protracted domestic unrest in 2020 in the form of massive protests attempting to oust Belarus’ president Alyaksandr Lukashenka, the country’s government is teetering on the verge of collapse. Moscow has rushed in to fill the vacuum. Lukashenka ha ...
Boeing Releases First-Ever Diversity Report, Moves To Bolster Inclusion Efforts (From Forbes) Boeing has issued the first diversity report on its workforce ever produced in the company's 105-year history. It showed that 22.9% of workers were female, including 31.8% of executives. Relative to the general population, Asian Americans are statistic ...
New Fires Technology Destabilizes Boundaries Between Warfighting Communities (From Forbes) The U.S. Army is pursuing development initiatives that could provide it with long-range fires capable of precisely targeting enemy assets a thousand or more miles away. Some air-power proponents don't like the idea, saying it replicates capabilities al ...
Why Greece Needs The F-35 Stealth Fighter (From The National Interest) The deterioration of Turkey’s role in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) means Greece is now effectively the alliance’s southern flank. Because of the somewhat outsized nature of this role for a small country, Greece needs a more survivable ...
Army’s Mobile Howitzer Shoot-Off Shows Value Of International Defense Industrial Base (From The National Interest) For the U.S. Army to win a high-intensity conflict, it will require indirect-fire systems with additional range, greater precision, and enhanced maneuverability. To that end, the Army is investing in upgrading and modernizing its artillery. One element ...
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