By H I Sutton & Franz-Stefan Gady, The Diplomat: "The oceans have not gotten any smaller, and actually anti-submarine warfare is under-invested and under-rehearsed in most navies it seems."
By Norman Friedman, Proceedings: "Soleimani’s death is about deterrence. The drone strike that killed him suggests the U.S. government has finally concluded that the only deterrent that matters to Iran is a threat to undermine the regime by knocking away its key support—the IRGC–QF."
Assessing Israel’s Tactical Laser Breakthrough
By Jacob Nagel, Bradley Bowman & Liane Zivitski, Defense News: “Until recently, the military application of relatively high-energy lasers has been more science fiction than reality. That is starting to change."
By John Nowell & Daniel Stefanus, Proceedings: "Our nation faces the greatest military challenges since the fall of the Soviet Union. A quick flip through recent issues of Proceedings will turn up a sea of references to “Great Power Competition,” and, more specifically, Russia and China."
5 Reasons the Army’s Formula for Modernization Might Work
By Loren Thompson, Forbes: "The news from the U.S. Army last week is that it is cancelling a replacement for its venerable Bradley fighting vehicle. This will strike some observers as a repetition of past missteps on the road to a more modern vehicle fleet, but it really isn't."
The Army is going back to the drawing board for the fourth time on the much-delayed $45 billion program to replace the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said Tuesday. – Military.com