Submarines – Weapons of Choice in Future Warfare Research Study 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 system epitomized the profound [Read More...]
Networking the Navy – A Model for Modern Warfare Research Study 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 changing the way in which America wages war. Many [Read More...]
Sea-based Missile and Air Defenses Research Study 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. The proliferation of [Read More...]
Homeland Security Research Study 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 sought to address obvious deficiencies in airline security, [Read More...]
Marine Corps Transformation : Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare Research Study 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 vision, Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare [Read More...]
Directed-Energy Weapons: Technologies, Applications and Implications Research Study 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 distances to disable or destroy targets. Two types of devices are [Read More...]
Killing Al Quaeda : The Navy’s Role Research Study The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 confirmed expectations that future adversaries would favor “asymmetric” strategies in challenging American interests. The goal of the Al Qaeda terrorist organization and the Taliban government that sheltered it in Afghanistan was [Read More...]
Aircraft Carrier (In)Vulnerability Research Study The Navy’s twelve nuclear-powered aircraft carriers are among the most potent expressions of American military power. In recent years, though, there has been growing concern that changing mission requirements and enemy capabilities may make carriers more vulnerable to [Read More...]
The Myth of Aircraft Carrier Vulnerability Research Study On the eve of America’s entry into World War One, Senator Hiram Johnson warned that “the first casualty when war comes is truth.” It turns out that the truth about some military programs is obscure even in peacetime. [Read More...]
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