While the science community debates whether global warming is fact or fraud, this much is certain: The Navy will soon sail uncharted waters — and it won’t be a pleasure cruise.
BY LANCE M. BACON
A new Arctic age is emerging. New forces are transforming the very fabric of the entire region. Some of these changes will positively benefit those people who call the region home, while...
BY ROB HUEBERT
The geo-strategist Halford McKinder once divided major states between Land and Sea Wolves. States that have an expeditionary capability are not limited to either/or status. They crossbreed...
BY FRANK G. HOFFMAN
Flashpoint: The Chavez challenge
In the media, President Hugo Chavez seems to be portrayed more commonly these days as a threat to golf, which he considers “bourgeois” and is trying to eradicate in Venezuela,...
BY PETER BROOKES
Industry pulse: Diverse needs
One of the companies hardest hit by shifting defense priorities under Secretary Robert Gates in the fiscal 2010 budget was Boeing.
BY SCOTT HAMILTON
Mothership or battleship?
I read with interest Maj. Gen. Robert Scales’ admirable effort (“A vehicle for modern times,” December/January) to help the Army work through its apparent confusion...
BY DANIEL GOURE
Acquisition’s lost keystone
On July 1, 1992, the Air Force inactivated Air Force Systems Command (AFSC), and its functions were subsumed into Air Force Logistics Command, which subsequently became Air Force Materiel...
BY GEN. LAWRENCE A. SKANTZE (RET.)
When rifles arrived on the battlefield in the mid-19th century, the killing range of the infantryman’s rifle jumped to better than 500 yards, making massed charges suicidal (though it...
BY BOB KILLEBREW
Lt. Col. Paul L. Yingling articulates well the need to reduce the standing military [“The Founders’ wisdom,” February]. He correctly explains both the constitutional and...
Essay: Afghan reconciliation
Everyone from Paris to Pakistan thinks reconciliation between the Taliban and the Hamid Karzai government is a positive move toward peace. Saudi Arabia is involved, various countries want to...
BY JOSEPH J.COLLINS
In this issue
Given the grueling winter much of the U.S. has just endured, (and Washington’s obsession with naming its storms in the style of Hollywood disaster movies was probably more annoying...
TO THE ARMY for getting its plan for a new Ground Combat Vehicle stuck in a rut. The Army’s request for proposals for the GCV was due out in mid-February, but reports of delays...
TO ADM. MIKE MULLEN, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, for his courageous testimony to Congress on the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Mullen made clear...
TO THE WHITE HOUSE for failing to ratify the international maritime treaty that defines the rights and responsibilities of nations’ use of the world’s oceans and its resources.