Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

U.S. Security In A Proliferated World Will Require A New ICBM (from The National Interest) It’s really quite simple: deterrence of an attack on the United States by a hostile nation rests, ultimately, on the nuclear triad — intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) and bombers. While each leg of the triad plays [Read More...]
Is the U.S. Navy Moving too Fast on its New Frigate? (from National Interest) On top of all the changes that continue to ripple through the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program like the aftershocks that follow a major earthquake, OSD and the Navy have asked the two teams – one led by Lockheed Martin [Read More...]
5 Reasons Why the Current Strategy for Assured Access to Space Is Too Risky (from National Interest) The United States Air Force is pursuing a high risk strategy to provide assured access to space. It is betting heavily on the ability of the two primary launch providers, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) and SpaceX, to develop new [Read More...]
U.S. Experience In Iraq Can Teach NATO How To Hunt Russia’s “Little Green Men” (from National Interest) Much has been made over the past three years of the asymmetric or hybrid warfare conducted by Russia in the Crimea and eastern Ukraine. The essence of this supposedly new type of warfare involves the use of non-traditional instruments of [Read More...]
Anti-Missile Arms Race Heating Up It was only a matter of time. As major powers, rogue regimes and terrorist groups acquired and, in a number of instances, employed increasingly sophisticated arsenals of rockets and ballistic missiles, those countries that found themselves under the gun, so [Read More...]
Five In Five: Capabilities The Army Needs For Future Conflicts (from Army Magazine) The United States and its allies are facing the increased prospect of war within the next few years with state and non-state adversaries that are better organized and equipped than they have ever been. By contrast, our military has been [Read More...]
Sea Services Preparing To Transform Amphibious Operations (from National Interest) In 2018 the Marine Corps and Navy expect to mark a radical change in the capability of their joint formation, the Marine Expeditionary Unit/Amphibious Readiness Group (MEU/ARG). That year will see the Marine Corps deploy the fifth-generation short take-off and [Read More...]
Slimmed Down WIN-T Increment 2 Critical to U.S. Army’s Warfighting Capability (from National Interest) For more than 10 years, modernization of Army C3 has been tied directly to fielding of a single capability, the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical. WIN-T provides Army field units down to the battalion level with secure high-speed, high-capacity voice, data and [Read More...]
Pentagon’s Operational Test and Evaluation Office Determined To Minimize F-35 Successes (From National Interest) If one listened only to the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E), it would be easy to conclude that the F-35 is a failed program. Yet, at the same time that DOT&E warns of continuing challenges to the Joint [Read More...]
Will The U.S. Army Get Serious About Revolutionizing Long Range Fires? (From The National Interest) If Russian integrated air defenses and massed missile and rocket batteries are to be defeated, it will take a new generation of U.S. long-range, high-speed, very precise weapons and projectiles. Systems over 100km are particularly important, as are those which [Read More...]
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