Rare earths are 17 chemical elements used in military equipment as varied as missile guidance systems to lasers. China controls much of the world’s rare earth production, which has made them a concern of the Pentagon and the White House. Uranium is another critical military material largely controlled today by foreign sources. What should…
By George Franz & Scott Bachand, RealClearDefense: "Decades of innovation — driven almost entirely by DoD and the Defense Industrial Base — have kept the United States at the forefront of modern military capability. Now, however, it is the commercial sector that is defining the leading edge of technology and innovation."
Incubate Innovation: Aviation Lessons from the Interwar Period
By Philip D. Mayer, Proceedings: "The development of carrier aviation offers important lessons for maintaining maritime superiority in today’s naval environment."