Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

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...]
Trump Defense Priorities Right On The Money (from The National Interest) A memo from acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Brian McKeon to his staff reporting on the interactions he had with the defense transition team was just made public. The memo explained that the goal of the Department of [Read More...]
America’s Marines Need The Amphibious Combat Vehicle Program To Counter Russia And China (From The National Interest) The U.S. military has a dilemma. Having forgone more than a generation of modernization and facing rising adversaries who are investing in modern military equipment, it has to make a choice: focus on near-term modernization, buy what is available in [Read More...]
Trump Should Reject the Convention On Cluster Munitions When it comes to trade agreements, the newly elected President Donald Trump has been explicit that such arrangements must benefit the U.S. and be based on the principle of maintaining a level playing field. The Obama Administration’s policy with respect [Read More...]
How Trump Can Invest In Infrastructure And Make America’s Military Great Again During his winning campaign and in the month since, President-elect Donald Trump has promised to make America great again by, in part, massive infrastructure spending and rebuilding the U.S. military.  History provides a valuable lesson for the incoming administration on [Read More...]
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