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The War over UCLASS (And Future of Naval Power Projection) Continues

October 2, 2015 • In the News • Original: The National Interest

The U.S. Congress’ National Defense Authorization Act conference report for Fiscal Year 2016 has come out strongly in favor of developing a long-range penetrating unmanned carrier-based aircraft. However, even if…

Congress proposes fixes to troubled Pentagon acquisition system

October 1, 2015 • In the News • Original: The Washington Post

The consequences of the cost overruns that plague so many Pentagon procurement programs have traditionally been limited to tongue lashings from Congress, bad press and not a whole lot else….

Defense industry bracing for major hit over 2016 budget

October 1, 2015 • In the News • Original: Fortune

Big weapons programs will take significant hits if Congress’s short-term spending plan turns into a year-long contingency budget. The Pentagon could find itself in trouble in the year ahead if…

Understanding the Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Precision Strike

September 17, 2015 • In the News • Original: Council on Foreign Relations

On average, it took 1,000 sorties of B-17 bombers dropping nearly two-and-a-half million pounds of “dumb” bombs to successfully knock out a significant Nazi target in 1944. By contrast, during…

Here Are A Few Things the New Air Force Bomber Will Do Besides Drop Bombs

September 15, 2015 • In the News • Original: Defense One

For years, the Long Range Strike Bomber project has been shrouded in secrecy, likely at Area 51, the Air Force’s top-secret proving ground deep in the Nevada desert. Service leaders…