To Safeguard Our Mail, We Should Demand China’s Full Compliance (From The Boston Globe) The Boston Globe published a Letter to the Editor from the Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler calling tougher actions to prevent opioids from entering the United States by mail from China. “The most important and efficient step that can be taken is fo ...
Turkey’s S-400 Buy May Have Spoiled Gulf Nations’ Chances Of Flying The F-35 (From DefenseNews)  Loren Thompson was quoted extensively for a recent article by DefenseNews that paints an uncertain future for F-35 acquisition by certain Gulf states. “The Persian Gulf countries have been on [F-35 manufacturer] Lockheed Martin’s radar screen for year ...
Feds Likely To Approve Of Raytheon, UTC Deal (From CT Mirror) The Lexington Institute’s Loren Thompson was quoted in the Connecticut Mirror on November 8, commenting on the proposed merger between Raytheon and United Technologies. Of the chances of the Department of Defense greenlighting it, he said, “there is a ...
National Guard Bureau Asks Springfield Unit If It Wants A Space Force Mission (From Dayton Daily News) The Lexington Institute’s Loren Thompson was quoted in Stars and Stripes’ recent article, published in the Dayton Daily News on November 5. The article concerned a potential role for the Ohio Air National Guard’s 178th Wing unit in President Trump’s pr ...
US Power Grid Attack Points Surge With Proliferating DERs: A Hacker ‘Will Eventually Get In’ (From Utility Dive) The Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler discussed the growing threat to the electric grid from distributed generation and steps that should be taken. He told Utility Dive, “The problem is not the standards, it’s more the implementation. Standards have ...
Andrew Cuomo Tilts At Illusory Windmills (From The Wall Street Journal) The Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler, in a letter to the editor of The Wall Street Journal, called out New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on his recent restrictions on natural gas for the city in favor of offshore wind farms. Steidler largely emphasized ...
Submarines Are Poised To Take On A Major Role In Strike Warfare, But Is That A Good Idea? (From DefenseNews) Dan Goure of the Lexington Institute was quoted in an October DefenseNews article, which debated the merits of submarines being given a bigger role in the Navy’s strike warfare strategy. But with many questioning if that function should go to the under ...
Microsoft Beats Amazon For $10B Pentagon JEDI Contract (From Forbes) The Lexington Institute’s Dan Goure was quoted in a recent Forbes article detailing the Department of Defense’s decision to award Microsoft, rather than Amazon, a 10-year, $10 billion contract for the development of the JEDI cloud network. However, sai ...
Wright-Patt To Help Foster Creation Of Flying Cars For The Military (From Dayton Daily News) In an article for the Dayton Daily News, Loren Thompson of the Lexington Institute weighed in on the potential for the military’s development of flying cars. A significant shift in approach is underway at the Air Force, whose technology model “now is b ...
China’s Hypersonic Missiles, Aka ‘Carrier Killers,’ Are A ‘Holy S**T Moment’ For US Military (From Newsweek) Loren Thompson of the Lexington Institute spoke to Newsweek about the Chinese military’s recent rapid progress on the development of hypersonic missiles, as well as the Pentagon’s spending of only $157 million on systems to counter them. Thompson calle ...
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