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Biden’s Supply Chain Worries Signal A Looming Crisis In U.S. Security (From Forbes) President Biden's February 24 executive order directing an assessment of supply chain vulnerabilities is similar to previous such directives issued by President Trump. When presidents hailing from different parties issue similar orders on a policy matt ...
Loren Thompson TV Interview On Supply Chain Vulnerabilities (From Government Matters) On March 8, WJLA 24/7 News aired an interview on its Government Matters program with Lexington Institute's Loren Thompson concerning supply chain vulnerabilities in the U.S. industrial base. He was interviewed by Marjorie Censer of InsideDefense. Here ...
Enhancing U.S. Commitment To NATO by Selling Poland The M1 (From RealClearDefense) One of the first foreign policy actions taken by the Biden administration was to reaffirm this nation's belief in the NATO Alliance as the cornerstone of U.S. global security relationships. The Biden administration needs to put action behind its words. ...
Ten Reasons Nearly Nothing Can Stop The F-35 Stealth Fighter (From National Interest) Although over 600 F-35 fighters have been delivered to three U.S. military services and allied forces around the world, some people remain skeptical about the program's success. However, signs of success are everywhere. It is the most survivable, versa ...
The U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke Destroyer: Success, and Insurance Policy (From The National Interest) The Arleigh Burke-class DDG-51 guided missile destroyer is the most capable surface ship in the U.S. Navy and is the workhorse of the fleet. Today, sixty-two of them roam the oceans, giving meaning to American “command of the seas” and to the multi-dec ...
How The Biden Administration Can Save A Bundle Building Warships–Without Giving Up Anything (From Forbes) The U.S. Navy's shipbuilding plan is facing stormy seas during the Biden years. With the federal budget trillions of dollars out of balance, it's hard to see how the Navy can grow to the size needed to counter Chinese military moves in the Western Paci ...
No Way Out: Why Nuclear Modernization Is Necessary (In Six Slides) (From Forbes) Last week I participated in an online panel about nuclear modernization. My presentation focused on six slides that summarize why the U.S. has no choice but to modernize its triad of nuclear weapons. The argument comes down to this: (1) There is no eff ...
U.S. Companies Can Help Friends And Allies Improve Their Border Security Countries around the world are being challenged to secure their borders, natural resources and territorial sovereignty. A priority over the last year has been preventing the movement of people infected with the COVID-19 virus. But long standing problem ...
Geospatial Intelligence Could Offer Blueprint For Protecting National Security Through Technological Leadership (From C4ISRNET) Geospatial intelligence--mainly imagery generated from satellites--is uniquely useful to a wide range of users. However, after years of leading the world in GEOINT technology, the United States has begun to fall behind. The good news is that this probl ...
China Sanctions Could Complicate Reengining Of B-52 Bomber (From Forbes) The Air Force plans to upgrade its venerable B-52 bombers for 30 more years of service. The most challenging facet of the upgrades is installing more fuel-efficient and reliable turbofan engines. Each plane has eight engines. The service has four comme ...
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