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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