west 2012

January 26, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

It would not be warfare as usual if China and the United States find themselves in an armed conflict.

January 26, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

If the two Pacific powers do not hang together, they will hang each other separately.

January 26, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The United States needs to throw out the old playbook when dealing with China's growing economic and military power.

January 26, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

Camaraderie breeds heroism among those who put service to others first, says one who has received the nation's highest military honor.

January 26, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

Many junior warfighters face obstacles to realizing their full potential, which hurts the service in which they chose to serve.

January 26, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. Navy will be at the center of future military operations as conflicts emerge across the globe, says the department undersecretary.

January 26, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The force is tired and needs a break. It also needs new technology and a structure that will enable it to remain preeminent.

January 25, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

For the defense community, less may not be more, but it must be enough.

January 25, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

Cost versus risk is a balancing act with no metrics for quantifying effectiveness.

January 25, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

Changes are afoot in Korea as an unpredictable new leader in the North challenges a powerful South army that will take control of its own defense in three years.

January 25, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

Smaller and faster with proper support are the means for delivering new systems that will support the fleet for long-term uses.

January 25, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The Navy must make do with fewer submarines, but new designs may help mitigate the effects of those reductions.

January 25, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

All politics is local as U.S. Navy special forces seek to deny the Taliban influence village by village.

January 25, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The evolution of new special operations force missions is not as great an influence as the changing nature of supporting military forces.

January 25, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The good news for special operations forces is that they will constitute a larger portion of deployed U.S. forces. The bad news is that they will miss some of the support provided by the joint forces that are withdrawn from theater.

January 24, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

While potential enemies gear up to attack the U.S. military in cyberspace, additional massive budget cuts mandated by the federal government may have as devastating an effect on the force.

January 24, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The United States is not in decline, but it must clean up its act across the board to come out of its current fiscal and geopolitical crisis.

January 24, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The United States needs a nationwide effort at all levels to aid veterans in distress. People want to help, but they must be given proper guidance.

January 24, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

Shipyards must apply old and new lessons to give the Navy what it needs and can afford.

January 24, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

Despite looming budget cuts, the ability to provide information to the individuals conducting operations is a priority for the PEOC4I, said a program representative at the SPAWAR theatre during West 2012.

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