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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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Let CYBERCOM stand alone

Let CYBERCOM stand alone

Gen. Keith Alexander currently wears the hats of director of the National Security Agency, chief of the Central Security Service, and commander of CYBERCOM. (NSA photo)

By Rob Sheldon

Over the past …

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China’s ADIZ Is a symptom; Here’s a cure

On Nov. 25, two B-52s flew through China's newly declared ADIZ. Here, a B-52 takes off from Guam in 2007. (USAF)

By Mark E. Rosen

China’s recent declaration that aircraft flying over a large swath of nearby ocean now must report in to Beijing added new heat to the warming political kettle of …

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The “Readiness” Roller Coaster

By Paul McCleary

In multiple trips to Capitol Hill this fall, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno has painted a stark picture of the future of the nation’s ground force.

Under …

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A guide to the QDR

A guide to the QDR

How to meet the complex challenges of the next five years, and beyond

By Joseph J. Collins

It is a tough time for Defense Department strategists and programmers. DoD will likely take …

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Challenges for territorial missile defense

Challenges for territorial missile defense

U.S. and Europe face a growing number of potential threats

By Ben Sheppard

In April, North Korea claimed it could attack the U.S. with nuclear-armed ballistic missiles. That same month, the Defense …

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Purge the generals

What it will take to fix the Army

By Daniel L. Davis

The U.S. Army’s generals, as a group, have lost the ability to effectively function at the high level required of …

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Women and the Audie Murphy model

Combat fitness standards should promote coolness under fire over physical strength

In March, the commandant of the Marine Corps laid out his perspective on women’s potential service in the infantry. Quoted in …

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Beyond carriers

Rapid technological change sinks the case for big, costly platforms

The aircraft carrier is under attack — if not literally, then at least by defense thinkers who believe the Navy needs to …

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Uniform uniformity

To Congress for reining in the proliferation of service-specific uniform designs.

Over the past decade, taxpayers and service members alike have been treated to a seemingly never-ending series of service-specific tweaks and …

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