The autonomy paradox
The promise of robots, intelligent machines and other kinds of autonomous systems has often been described as replacing humans in various kinds of jobs — a promise that takes on...
BY JACK L. BLACKHURST, JENNIFER S. GRESHAM AND MORLEY O. STONE
Getting there is half the battle
Strategic, operational and tactical mobility for U.S. ground forces presents problems more fundamental than any anti-access and area denial efforts by our adversaries.
BY BRIG. GEN. PATRICK J. DONAHUE II AND LT. COL. FRANK WOMBLE (RET.)
Defending NATO Distance learning
First, Myers referred to “the alliance’s lackluster performance” in Libya. Clearly, national contributions to the NATO operations have varied. However, it may well turn out...
I agree with the major, in part, that money can be saved by requiring all officers, regardless of component, to complete ILE by means other than the resident course. However, Bonham is...
About this issue
In 1998, as a youngish reporter, I circumnavigated the world on assignment for Navy Times. The project focused on the Navy, but my reporting covered service members of all branches doing...
Not so fast
To the Air Force for not working faster to field new HH-60 combat search and rescue helicopters to replace aircraft lost in combat over the last decade.
Openness at NRO
To the National Reconnaissance Office for developing a pair of effective anti-insurgent technologies — and then telling people about them.
To the Army for failing so far to decorate Capt. Will Swenson, another hero of the Afghanistan battle for which Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer received the Medal of Honor.
The all-volunteer force
For the last 10 years, the United States has conducted a nearly unprecedented experiment: fighting two wars with a completely volunteer force. Many commentators predicted failure and...
By MARK F. CANCIAN
Looking at mobility
The Army Capabilities Integration Center is conducting two studies into strategic, operational and tactical mobility for U.S. ground forces:
Direct digital manufacturing
Two decades hence, the defense industry may look vastly different, thanks to shrinking Pentagon budgets, industrial consolidation and continuing globalization. But one of the most important...
By Larry Schuette and P.W. Singer
Negotiating with the Taliban
A central tenet of counterinsurgency warfare is that denying insurgents regular access to the population and a safe haven to rest and rearm will force them to reintegrate into society,...
By Dan Green
Goodbye, OODA Loop
As the insurgency in Iraq gathered in late 2003, leaders struggled to understand the cause of this unexpected widespread violence.
BY COL. KEVIN BENSON (RET.)and COL. STEVEN ROTKOFF (RET.)