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The F-35 Is The Safest And Most Capable Fighter The U.S. Military Has The recent crash of an F-35B in North Carolina was a trigger for critics to trot out every hoary and misleading argument against this aircraft. We were treated to largely debunked claims that the fifth-generation aircraft was difficult to operate, unsa ...
Lexington Institute: Statement on Hamas Attacks on Israel Sometimes events take place that are so heinous, so out of the realm of acceptable behavior that it is incumbent on all honorable individuals and organizations to speak out. Such an event occurred this weekend in Israel.  The Lexington Institute g ...
Early Lessons For U.S. Domestic Security From Israel’s War With Hamas (From Forbes) It is early days in Israel's latest conflict, but a few tentative implications for U.S. domestic security are already emerging. That isn't surprising because although the geopolitical circumstances of America and the Jewish state are very different, in ...
As Foreign Demand For U.S. Weapons Surges, Biden Adm. Moves To Expedite Sales (From Forbes) The U.S. dominates global arms sales with a 40% share of weapons exports. Now the Biden administration sees an opportunity to permanently relegate Russia to second-tier status in that market--a market where Moscow traditionally has been a big player. R ...
Digital Engineering Could Transform The U.S. Defense Industrial Base (From RealClearDefense) Digital engineering has been around for some time. But only now is it coming into widespread use, both for the design and development of new platforms, weapons systems, components, and software, and for sustainment and upgrading activities. Digital eng ...
Which Companies Will Benefit Most From Modernization Of The U.S. Nuclear Arsenal? (From Forbes) The U.S. government is modernizing every facet of its strategic nuclear force, the first comprehensive update to its strategic nuclear arsenal since the Cold War ended three decades ago. The fundamental goal of all such activity is to minimize the like ...
Poland Must Buy More Abrams Tanks To Ensure Interoperability With U.S. Forces Poland is building what looks to be the most powerful military in Europe. It is acquiring major hardware from the United States, including M1 Abrams tanks, F-16 and F-35 fighters, Apache attack helicopters, HIMARS rocket launchers, and Patriot air defe ...
Pentagon Discloses Plan For Defending Space Systems (From Forbes) After many years of assuming that U.S. space systems were safe from attack, the Pentagon has now changed its tune. Russia and China are both acquiring tools for disabling U.S. satellites and ground stations, at a time when America's joint force has bec ...
Why China Would Be Hard-Pressed To Target U.S. Aircraft Carriers In A Pacific War (From Forbes) Large-deck, nuclear-powered aircraft are the signature expression of American military power. However, some observers fear the carriers are so big that they could be easily targeted by China in a Pacific war. The concern about survivability seems warra ...
Looming Budget Cuts Could Devastate Air Force, Undermine Deterrence (From Forbes) Air Force officials say that the ongoing budget impasse in Congress could result in their service delaying modernization plans and canceling training exercises critical to readiness. The problem extends beyond the possibility of operating for part of f ...
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