Archive for May, 2013

Malice in Wonderstan

How Pakistan impedes progress in Afghanistan

“Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else — if you ran very fast for a long time, …

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Back to reality

Why land power trumps in the national rebalance toward Asia

By Maj. Robert Chamberlain

The American Army is an organization in search of a strategic purpose. American conventional involvement in the war …

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Budget blunder

To the Obama administration for counting on Congress to help fix things.

The Defense Department’s $527 billion request for fiscal 2014 is quite close to the projection made last year (not including …

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In Yemen, an adversary adapts

How to confront the evolving al-Qaida threat

It’s time to stop looking at al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula solely through a counterterrorism lens. AQAP, having realized that it requires the support of …

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Editor’s Note: Someone else’s problem

Cybersecurity is tough, and not just because it’s technical.

Despite the hue and cry over the growing threat of cyber attacks, it is difficult to get the various players to invest the …

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Letters to the Editor

Digital deficiency

Lt. Col. Michael Lanham is spot on [“When the Network Dies,” December]. As recent events have proven to the Navy and the crew of the Guardian [the mine countermeasures ship …

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Tricare’s toll

To the Defense department for tackling the rising cost of military health care for retirees. As overall defense spending declines, the growing cost of caring for retirees and their families threatens to …

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The pit and the pendulum

Civil-military relations in an age of austerity

In Edgar AllAn Poe’s short story “The Pit and the Pendulum,” an unnamed protagonist avoids a fatal fall only to find himself in deadly danger …

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EMCON redux

To the U.S. Navy for resurrecting the lost art of EMCON.

April was a big month in naval electromagnetic-spectrum news. First, the Navy released video of a shipboard laser shooting down a …

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Rebuilding defense around SOF

Norway’s smart move to put special operations front and center

Last year, Norway pulled its special-operations units from their various armed services and used them to create Norwegian Special Operations Command. The …

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