Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

Drone Wars: Defeating the Unmanned Threat will Require A Firestorm Of Energy (from National Interest) The results of the next Offset Strategy are beginning to appear on the world’s battlefields. Unfortunately, it is not the U.S. military that is deploying these capabilities. Instead it is our competitors and adversaries that are exploiting the revolution in [Read More...]
Russia: The Hybrid State As Adversary (from The National Interest) Russia is the ultimate hybrid threat. Russia is unique insofar as it is controlled by a cabal that has many of the characteristics of the non-state groups that have acquired hybrid capabilities and developed strategies based on their use. Moreover, [Read More...]
Marine Corps Is Busy Inventing Its Own Third Offset Strategy The senior leadership of the Pentagon is scurrying hither and yon in pursuit of the new vaunted Third Offset Strategy. Their efforts include going to Silicon Valley, Austin and Boston in order to establish relationships with sources of innovation in [Read More...]
Air Force Needs To Pull The Trigger On An RFP For A New Jet Trainer The U.S. Air Force flies the most modern combat aircraft and the oldest trainers of any major air force on Earth. In a world in which the difference between winning and losing in combat is most often a matter of [Read More...]
National Guard Poised For Major Role In Power Grid Security It is a tribute to the genius of America’s Founding Fathers that the system of government they created, based on the principle of distributed power and responsibility or federalism, continues to serve us so well.  A wonderful example of this [Read More...]
NATO vs. Russia: How to Counter the Hybrid Warfare Challenge (from The National Interest) As NATO prepares for its summit in Warsaw, the leaders of the Alliance’s 28 nations will try to put a good face on what is clearly a deteriorating security situation on the Continent. Government officials, diplomats and military leaders are [Read More...]
The U.S. Army Defeats Itself More Often Than All Its Enemies Combined (From National Interest) The Army faces a dilemma. Over the past quarter century, it cancelled virtually every major acquisition program it started. As a result, it is now in a position in which it is behind likely major adversaries with respect to lethality, [Read More...]
F-35 Set to Become the World’s Fighter It’s called the Lightning II, but perhaps it should be renamed the Phoenix. Like the mythical bird, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) has risen from the ashes.  This is a program that once seemed to be on life support, [Read More...]
Now Only NATO Unites Europe The European Union (EU) was never truly about economics. It was always a political organization. Actually, its primary purpose was to ensure peace and security for the continent. This was a major reason why the EU was generally tolerant of [Read More...]
Maybe Today’s International Security Environment Is More Like 1618 Than 1938 Devotees of the Guardians of the Galaxy series of books might remember the line “History doesn’t repeat itself but sometimes it rhymes.”  A popular meme in the works of defense and foreign policy experts for the past several years is [Read More...]
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