Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

Problems With Navy’s Planned NGEN-R Competition Pose Threat To Network In a nation burdened by excessive government regulation, there is no more-overregulated part of the U.S. economy than the defense and aerospace sector. Whether it is the requirement to maintain a unique accounting system, endless demands for cost and pricing [Read More...]
Why Trump Needs to Deploy Missile Defenses to Counter North Korea and Iran (from The National Interest) The efforts by North Korea and Iran to develop ballistic missiles capable of targeting not only its regional adversaries but the U.S. homeland are intensifying. Two days ago, it directly challenged the new U.S. Administration and the international community by [Read More...]
Will It Take A Calamity For The Navy To Fix Its Obsolete Helicopter Training Program? The Navy’s program to train helicopter pilots stands on the precipice of a major technical or human calamity. Because it is operating obsolescent, 35-year-old TH-57 helicopters that are increasingly difficult to maintain, it is only a matter of time before [Read More...]
SASC White Paper Makes Powerful Case for Reagan-Style Defense Buildup (from The National Interest) Yesterday, the Senate Armed Services Committee, under the leadership of committee Chairman Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released its much anticipated defense white paper, Restoring American Power. The white paper makes a powerful case for a significant and sustained increase in [Read More...]
Why Donald Trump is the U.S. Army’s Once in A Lifetime Opportunity (from The National Interest) There is a recognition in all quarters that the United States faces a range of serious security threats, foremost among them Russia. This leads, naturally, to the need for a U.S. military capable of fighting and prevailing in high-end, high-tech [Read More...]
Near-Term U.S. Army Modernization: Buying What Is Available and Buying Time Executive Summary Click here to download the full study as PDF. The U.S. Army is rapidly losing its competitive advantages in high-end combat. The ability to achieve tactical overmatch, that combination of superior systems, intelligence, combined arms tactics and command [Read More...]
Why Donald Trump Must Prepare for War if he Wants Peace with Russia (from The National Interest) How can the incoming President achieve a good relationship with Russia, one in which this country is respected by the Kremlin far more than it is at present? The answer can be found in the words of the ancient Roman, [Read More...]
President-elect Trump Needs To Prepare To Fight A Massive Information War (from The National Interest) Yesterday’s hearings by the Senate Armed Services Committee on cyber threats highlighted the fact that the United States is at war on multiple fronts with Russia, China and several lesser powers. This is not a war in the traditional sense. [Read More...]
Defense Contracting: The Pentagon’s Obamacare (from The National Interest) The 115th Congress is now in session and the first order of business for the Republican majority is to repeal Obamacare. President-elect Trump campaigned on the slogan of repealing and replacing Obamacare. This was part of his general theme of [Read More...]
How the U.S. Army Could Become Lethal Again (Thanks to Donald Trump) (from The National Interest) Modern presidents tend to be either defense hawks or budget hawks.  Some start as one kind and morph into the other, usually in response to a domestic or international crisis. President-elect Trump may be that rare leader who will try [Read More...]
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