Category: Defense Horizons

June 1, 2002

Toward Missile Defenses from the Sea

The authors argue for the sea basing of national defenses against intercontinental ballistic missiles and for the construction of a new type of ship designed solely for that purpose.

April 1, 2002

Relevancy and Risk: The U.S. Army and Future Combat Systems

The authors provide recommendations in the development of initial versions of FCS for low-intensity conflicts as technologies mature and evaluates the Army’s goals for transformation.

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.

April 1, 2002

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.

March 1, 2002

Nonlethal Capabilities: Realizing the Opportunities

This paper seeks to justify the pursuit of nonlethal capabilities, addressing the challenges and opportunities of such technologies.

March 1, 2002

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?


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.