Why Raptor? – The Logic of Buying the World’s Best Fighter The U.S. Air Force has developed a replacement for its top-of-the-line F-15 fighter called the F/A-22 Raptor. Raptor flew for the first time in 1997 and is now entering high-rate production. This study . . .
Chinese Military : An Emerging Maritime Challenge Official American attitudes toward China in recent years have varied from benevolent to suspicious to guardedly hopeful. Some of the variance is due to a lack of knowledge: much of China’s decisionmaking . . .
The Limits of Alliances It is time to rethink both the purposes of U.S.-alliance relationships and the character of the partners the United States needs in order to address the threats of a new international environment. The unity of the . . .
Citizen-Soldiers and Homeland Security: A Strategic Assessment The Department of Defense expects that the National Guard will provide the preponderance of its support to homeland security. Lessons learned from the opening phase of the war on global terrorism . . .
Submarines – Weapons of Choice in Future Warfare The cover of the ninth and last edition of "Soviet Military Power," published by the U.S. Department of Defense in 1990, featured a picture of a Delta IV ballistic missile submarine. This formidable weapon . . .
Networking the Navy – A Model for Modern Warfare The U.S. military is in the midst of a far-reaching transformation driven mainly by new information technologies. The same innovations that are revolutionizing global commerce and culture are also . . .
Sea-based Missile and Air Defenses Robust sea-based air and missile defenses will constitute a key strategic capability for the U.S. Navy in the 21st Century. Today the Navy is confronting a serious anti-access threat that will only grow over time. . .
Homeland Security Since September 11, 2001, the nation has been struggling with the problem of responding to an ill-defined but potentially very large and complex terrorist threat. Initial homeland security efforts have . . .
Marine Corps Transformation : Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare The flexibility and persistence of the U.S. Navy in forward areas provides an ideal staging “ground” for a Marine Corps which is much more than simply an amphibious force. The Marine Corps’ new operational . . .
Directed-Energy Weapons: Technologies, Applications and Implications After decades of research and development, directed-energy weapons are becoming an operational reality. Such weapons generate streams of electromagnetic energy that can be precisely aimed over long . . .