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The U.S. Is Building Its Own Anti-Access Air And Missile Defense System (From RealClearDefense) Over the past several years, much attention has been focused on efforts by this country’s competitors to create an anti-access/area denial environment (A2/AD) designed to defeat U.S. power projection capabilities. A central feature of the canonical A2/AD threat is an [Read More...]
What The U.S. Navy’s Supercarriers Give America That No Other Nation Has (From Forbes) The U.S. Navy operates 11 large-deck, nuclear-powered aircraft carriers that are the biggest warships ever built.  They are often called “supercarriers” because of their lethality, survivability and versatility.  Although they are the signature warfighting machines of the joint force, however, [Read More...]
The Army Needs To Go Big With Futures Command (From RealClearDefense) This is how the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) website is introducing its Global Force Symposium and Exposition to be held March 26 to 28 in Huntsville, Alabama. According to AUSA, “the Army will use the Global Force [Read More...]
Cyber Assault On Electric Grid Could Make U.S. Feel Like Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico (From Forbes) If a mass power outage were to result from a successful cyberattack on the electric grid, national security and economic stability would be threatened. This is because hospitals, banks, factories, pipelines, financial networks, water systems, telecommunications and military bases would [Read More...]
Six Former Senior Commanders Endorse JSTARS Recapitalization Six former Senior Commanders signed a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis on E-8C JSTARS recapitalization. JSTARS is a unique ground moving-target tracking capability that can monitor up to 600 targets simultaneously, day or night, through dust, clouds or [Read More...]
As Cyber Threats To The Electric Grid Rise, Utilities And Regulators Seek Solutions (From Forbes) The U.S. electric grid is increasingly dependent on the internet for operations, and as a result it is also increasingly susceptible to cyberattacks. It doesn’t take much imagination to see how such attacks might cripple a broad swath of the [Read More...]
Doubts About SpaceX Reliability Persist As Astronaut Missions Approach (From Forbes) On January 7, a U.S. spy satellite launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket failed to reach orbit.  We may never know precisely why the billion-dollar spacecraft was lost, but it is a bad omen as Boeing and SpaceX prepare [Read More...]
Surprise: Nuclear Power Maximizes Environmental Benefits Of Electric Vehicles (From Forbes) The sources of energy that power the grid to charge electric car batteries matter just as much as vehicle emissions. Nuclear power is a clean and efficient power source, but its availability is at risk due to cheaper sources of [Read More...]
Five Reasons The U.S. Army Must Modernize Faster To Avoid Catastrophe (From Forbes) The U.S. Army hates begging Congress for money, but its new management team has figured out that begging is a lot better than being unprepared when the next war begins.  So Army Secretary Mark Esper and Under Secretary Ryan McCarthy [Read More...]
Electric Vehicle-To-Grid Services Can Feed, Stabilize Power Supply (From Forbes) Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology allows electric vehicles to charge and discharge electricity to and from the grid. V2G can improve the power system’s resiliency and reliability and make customers money. Studies have been conducted to understand how V2G service can be [Read More...]
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