April 1, 2002
The Airborne Laser from Theory to Reality: An Insider’s Account
Albert Einstein spent World War I in Berlin, where he developed a theory that described electromagnetic radiation in equilibrium with atoms that could emit and absorb radiation. The innovation in Einstein’s work, which was published in 1916 and 1917, was that he used the newly developed quantum theory to obtain his results.
Computer Games and the Military: Two Views
J.C. Herz provides an industry look at gaming technology and culture and suggests ways in which commercial experience can be applied to the military; Michael Macedonia responds to Herz’s analysis and provides a military gamer’s perspective on computer games and the military.
March 1, 2002
Rediscovering the Infantry in a Time of Transformation
This paper gives reasons and ways to transform and recapitalize U.S. infantry.
Nonlethal Capabilities: Realizing the Opportunities
This paper seeks to justify the pursuit of nonlethal capabilities, addressing the challenges and opportunities of such technologies.
Small Security: Nanotechnology and Future Defense
This paper describes how advancements is nanotechnology will feed back into conventional industry and how it will alter capability and shape defense strategy.
Feb. 1, 2002
Global Trade: America’s Achilles’ Heel
This paper argues for the use of maritime domain awareness (MDA) to better protect the Nation without sacrificing economic vitality or overwhelming government budgets. Specifically, MDA relies upon exploiting available information to discern threats and concentrate resources to stop them.
Dec. 1, 2001
Current Export Policies: Trick or Treat?
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Nov. 1, 2001
Adapting Forces to a New Era: Ten Transforming Concepts
The authors outline a set of new operational concepts that build highly capable forces whose mastery of high-tech warfighting will allow decisive victories against new threats and well-armed opponents.
Oct. 1, 2001
Maritime Access: Do Defenders Hold all the Cards?
The author describes the issue of maritime access for the Armed Forces.
UCAVs-Technological, Policy, and Operational Challenges
The author explains the use of unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs), its challenges, policy issues, and operational considerations.