Archive for April, 2014

Book excerpt: “F.I.R.E.”

Book excerpt: “F.I.R.E.”

F.I.R.E. by Lt. Col. Dan Ward, USAF

‘F.I.R.E: How Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant Methods Ignite Innovation’

By DAN WARD

Editor’s note: Lt. Col. Dan Ward is well known to AFJ readers …

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Two Cheers for the QDR

The author applauds the QDR for underlining the risks of sequestration, which could cost the Navy an aircraft carrier. (Navy photo)

Joseph J. Collins

Every four years, the defense community waits on pins and needles for the Quadrennial Defense Review. Some succumb to quadrennial defense delusion, the hope that the new QDR can …

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1973: Buy our drones!

1973: Buy our drones!

 

An ad for Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical in the April 1973 issue of Armed Forces Journal.…

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Afghanistan or Talibanistan?

Afghan National Army soldiers learn to medevac casualties at Camp Shorabak in Helmand Province on Feb. 19, 2014. For many, this was the first time they had been aboard a helicopter. (U.S. Marine Corps)

Will the country see relative stability and freedom after 2014?

Col. Robert M. Cassidy

This year will see a set of key events in Afghanistan: variables of pivotal magnitude that may well …

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Arctic missions demand more high-endurance cutters

The author argues that the Coast Guard needs two more multi-mission Legend-class ships to replace decades-old WHEC vessels such as Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717), seen here off Kodiak, Alaska. (USCG photo)

Scott C. Truver

Over the past few years, concerns about an ice-free Arctic have drawn statements from U.S. national, Coast Guard and Defense Department policymakers¬†that make it sound as if the …

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