Aug 11, 2021
Accept Risk, and Reframe Air and Missile Defense as an Enabler
If missile defenses can't protect everything, then Pentagon planners need to start thinking about new ways of deploying their limited assets - and that means new risks, say two...
Aug 5, 2021
It’s Time for a National Maritime Strategy
OPINION: This week’s Sea-Air-Space conference highlighted the challenges facing America’s sea services, from tightening budgets to a resurgent China. But focusing only on...
Aug 4, 2021
To Counter China, the Navy Should Retake the High Ground
OPINION: This week’s SeaAirSpace convention comes at a challenging time for the US Navy, which faces criticism about everything from its lack of strategy to subpar readiness....
Jul 20, 2021
Regaining the Digital Advantage
Introduction The microelectronics industry plays an outsized role in America’s commercial and civic life. Although computers and electronic equipment only make up about 2...
Jun 23, 2021
Chips Funding Should Feed the Future, Not the Corporate Trough
America’s economy is built on microelectronics, but the chip shortages and security failures roiling industries from automobiles to game consoles show that U.S. semiconductor...
May 13, 2021
The Shipyard Act Is Table Stakes in the Competition With China
Last month a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced the SHIPYARD Act, a proposal to spend $25 billion upgrading the government shipyards, private repair docks and construction...
Apr 6, 2021
Question for Seapower Advocates: “What Kind of Navy?”
More than a century ago, U.S. Navy captain Arthur Thayer Mahan argued in his seminal “The Influence of Seapower Upon History” that a maritime nation’s...
Mar 27, 2021
Breaking the Move-Countermove Cycle: Using Net Assessment to Guide Technology
National Security Strategies are intended to describe U.S. security objectives and challenges, how the government plans to apply elements of U.S. national power toward its goals, and...
Mar 16, 2021
DoD’s JADC2 Strategy Should Empower Mission Command
The Pentagon’s effort to develop Joint All Domain Command and Control has refocused attention on an essential but unheralded enabler that makes military operations possible....
Feb 13, 2021
The Pentagon Needs Budget Agility to Compete with China
It can take two or more years to shift funding from a failing program. That’s more than a money problem. Congress put defense acquisition under a microscope during the last...
Jan 27, 2021
DoD Needs To Rethink Its Scenarios Against China and Russia
Pentagon force planning is a dense and complicated blend of assumptions and projections, but operational scenarios are its most impactful ingredient. Their importance varies as...
Jan 12, 2021
The Navy Must Truly Rebalance or Risk Irrelevance
U.S. Navy surface warriors meeting virtually this week are focused on improving the fleet’s training, maintenance, and leadership—worthy topics during an...
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