The View From TOPGUN
From SLD.info: "With the developing relationship between sensors and shooters in the maritime kill web, what is the evolving role of the fighter?"
Marketing Land Power: Lessons from the Atomic Army to the Present
By Joe Buccino, Strategy Bridge: “The U.S. defense budget in 2021 and beyond, already projected to flatten and then trend downward, is certain to take a measurable hit as result of the pandemic. The U.S. Army, in particular, may be a target, with the potential to witness a breathtaking budget and force size reduction, especially should the Pentagon decide to continue to prioritize new technology, new equipment, and new domains."
By Ali Wyne, the interpreter: "Middle powers might seek to balance the U.S. and China, but inevitably their own actions change the equation."
By Bryan Clark & Dan Patt, RealClearDefense: "Beyond eliminating war’s fog and friction, Net-Centric Warfare promised efficiency and optimization to make the most of a smaller U.S. military."
By David A. Wemer, Atlantic Council: "Less than five months on the job, U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien reported that the National Security Council was in the final stages of a reorganization that would get it “back to a manageable size.”"
By Graham Allison, Foreign Affairs: “In the heady aftermath of the Cold War, American policymakers pronounced one of the fundamental concepts of geopolitics obsolete."
By Heather Marie Stur, Divergent Options: “The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) enables the U.S. to assert leadership in the Asia-Pacific region. Although U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the TPP, he indicated in 2018 that he would consider returning to the alliance."
By Azima Akhmatova, the interpreter: "While commentators have written extensively about the pros and cons of the U.S.-Taliban deal, the ramifications for the security stance of Afghanistan’s immediate neighbours in Central Asia have been largely overlooked."