Archive for December, 2013

1944: Improve our tanks

A field-grade officer suggests the U.S. emulate the German Tiger VI tank.

From the archive: December 16, 1944

Here’s a letter to the editor from an unnamed lieutenant colonel.

U.S. vs. German tanks

An article in the August 5[, 1944,] issue of the Journal …

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Deterrence in the post-Cold War era

Deterrence in the post-Cold War era

Five myths of the nuclear nonproliferation agenda

The Truman National Security Project recently released the fifth edition of the Truman Security Briefing Book, a primer on “the most significant national security and …

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1962: Army preps for moon base

Artist's conception of a lunar base prepared for the Army's Project Horizon study.

From the archive: December 14, 1962

Editor’s note: This ambitious order followed the 1956 Project Horizon study led by Wernher von Braun at the Army Ballistic Missile Agency.

Army Gets Lunar Construction

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Fostering military entrepreneurs

Fostering military entrepreneurs

The ‘Disruptive Thinkers’ plan a conference

Navy Lt. Benjamin Kohlmann, Marine Capt. Lindsay Rodman, Army Maj. Nathan Finney, and Air Force Capt. Jeff Gilmore

Our generation has returned from the battlefields of …

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Rewrite the AUMF | No split for NSA/CYBERCOM | Better mobile tools

Charles E. Berger says it’s time to rewrite the AUMF. (National Interest)

The White House rejects the arguments for un-dual-hatting NSA and CYBERCOM, at least for now. (Washington Post)

Sea change at …

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No China strategy | Framing the NSS | ADIZ and int’l norms

Four experts told a House hearing on China’s growing seapower yesterday that no real strategy exists to deal with Beijing’s increasing assertiveness in the western Pacific, Chris Cavas reports. (Defense News)

Meanwhile, …

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Budget deal | More might, less cost | AirSea Battle & ADIZ

Gordon Adams on the Murray-Ryan budget deal: “But let’s get real: $498 billion is a pretty good deal in a world where threats to the United States are low, terror attacks are …

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A2/AD is key | China’s ADIZ, so far | Should the USN buy corvettes?

It’s A2/AD Day, apparently:

Starting by declaring that wars of choice are gravely risky and therefore the U.S. military should be optimized for wars of necessity, Sam Tangredi argues that counter-A2/AD operations …

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1944: Proposals for a post-war draft

John J. McCloy served as Assistant Secretary of Warfrom 1941 to 1945. Here, he arrives in Berlin for the 1945 Potsdam Conference.

From the archive:  December 2, 1944

Editor’s note: “As World War II was coming to an end, the House, on March 28, 1944, established the Select Committee on Post-War Military Policy composed …

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1941: The day before Pearl Harbor

Calm before the storm: This detail from Army and Navy Journal's front page of Dec. 6, 1941, shows  U.S. Navy leaders in the Pacific, including Adm. Husband Kimmel, who would be blamed for the Japanese attack and removed from command 10 days later.

From the archive: December 6, 1941

Editor’s note: The day before Japanese warplanes surprised U.S. defenders at Pearl Harbor, the Army and Navy Journal published its last pre-war issue. Looking back, one …

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