- Breaking Defense 18:21December 3, 2021Seizing the space debris moment from RussiaIn the destruction of a satellite, perhaps a political opportunity for the US.
< Global, Space, ASAT, op-ed. op-eds. commentary, Russia, Russia ASAT test, space, space debris >
- Breaking Defense 17:18November 19, 2021It’s time for the Pentagon to prioritize near-term acquisition fixes over systemic changeWhen Ellen Lord exited the Pentagon in January, she left plenty of major acquisition issues for her predecessor. But that predecessor hasn’t appeared. After an aborted nomination of Mike Brown for the role, the Biden administration has yet nominate anyone for the key acquisition & sustainment job. As a result, says former Pentagon official Jeff…
< Pentagon, acquisition reform, Defense Innovation Unit, op-ed. op-eds. commentary, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment >
- Breaking Defense 16:51November 18, 2021For JADC2 to have a chance, DoD needs to get serious about data standards“We are past the tipping point where information and decision-centric capabilities are more important instruments of war than kinetic weapons,” write former deputy secretary Bob Work and Govini’s Bill Fabian.
< All Domain, Networks / Cyber, Pentagon, All Domain Operations, Bob Work, Govini, op-ed. op-eds. commentary, valley of death >
- Breaking Defense 19:10November 16, 2021Pentagon’s first climate challenge: How to follow the moneyThe Pentagon wants to show its investments in climate change, but the way the budget is currently structured makes that effectively impossible, says Hallie Coyne of AEI.
< Congress, Pentagon, 2022 budget, AEI, climate change, Kathleen Hicks, op-ed. op-eds. commentary >
- Breaking Defense 19:31November 12, 2021America’s lesson from Gaza: prepare for disinformation warA pair of retired top American officers say Israel did not respond quickly or effectively enough to the information war waged by Hamas earlier this year.
< Global, Land Warfare, Charles Wald, disinformation, Gaza, Gen. Robert Ashley, Hamas, JINSA, middle east, mideast, op-ed. op-eds. commentary >
- Breaking Defense 17:32November 11, 2021Chinese orbital bombardment? Don’t panic!Around this time last month the defense world was sent a tizzy by a reported Chinese hypersonic orbital weapons test. While many questions remain unanswered, Bleddyn Bowen and Cameron Hunter of the University of Leicester have some advice: calm down. The following is an abridged and updated summary of a report published by the Asia-Pacific…
< Global, Space, China, Fractional Orbital Bombardment System FOBS, hypersonic, nuclear, op-ed. op-eds. commentary, Pacific MMR 2021 >
- Breaking Defense 17:01November 10, 2021China invests in artificial intelligence to counter US Joint Warfighting Concept: RecordsResearchers at Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology sifted through thousands of Chinese military and defense equipment contracts. Here’s what we found.
< Global, artificial intelligence, China, op-ed. op-eds. commentary, Pacific MMR 2021, technology >
- Breaking Defense 20:08November 9, 2021An easy fix to Space Force’s most glaring vulnerabilityA rapid response space capability must be an integral component of the president’s response options to not only deter an adversary, but also to avoid repeating the humiliation of revealed impotence in the face of a threat.
< Space, anti-satellite, China, op-ed. op-eds. commentary, Russia, satellite, space, Space Force, Space Survey >
- Breaking Defense 21:01November 2, 2021Moving Beyond Assured Access to SpaceBy diversifying our approach to launch, we will achieve an increase in launch and payload options.
< Space, assured access to space, China, National Security Space Launch, op-ed. op-eds. commentary, Russia, space, Space Force, SpaceX >
- Breaking Defense 17:28November 1, 2021Why ‘Buy American’ Isn’t The Answer To Safeguard National Security Supply ChainsTo harden supply chains against Chinese influence, what the US needs is not protectionism but a defense and economic security alliance among friendly nations.
< Global, AEI, American Enterprise Institute, China, op-ed. op-eds. commentary, Russia, semiconductors, Supply Chain, taiwan >
- Breaking Defense 15:16October 27, 2021These Key Programs Face Real Delays From Continuing ResolutionOnce again, the US government is in the midst of a Continuing Resolution — a temporary funding mechanism used when Congress needs to avoid a government shutdown when it fails to successfully pass a budget on time. While unquestionably better than a shutdown, CRs aren’t harmless. The problem, as AEI scholar and Breaking Defense Board…
< Congress, Pentagon, 2022 budget, B-21, Bath Iron Works, continuing resolution, GAO, industrial base, Mackenzie Eaglen, op-ed. op-eds. commentary >
- Breaking Defense 17:40October 26, 2021If The Air Force Buys The E-7A Wedgetail, What’s Next?As the service works to procure the required number of E-7As as quickly as possible, it should simultaneously implement a comprehensive plan to expedite the training of US Air Force pilots and air battle management crews.
< Air Warfare, acquisition, air force, australia, AWACS, E-2 Hawkeye, E-3 Sentry, early warning capabilities, op-ed. op-eds. commentary, Wedgetail >