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Misunderstanding, Cultural Differences at the Heart of U.S.-China Discord

January 26, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

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

The New Era Will Be the Maritime Century

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.

Digits, Dollars Loom as Top Threats to U.S. Military Strength

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.

Budget Crunch Imperils Navy Shipbuilding

January 24, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

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

Minimizing Cost and Delivering Technology Faster Pave the Path to the Future

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.

U.S. Strategic Interests Tied to Financial Well-Being

January 24, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The national security strength of the United States is inexorably linked to its fiscal health, according to a high ranking member of the Joint Staff. Accordingly, the Defense Department must do its part in nationwide belt-tightening.

The Dominant Realm of This Century Will Be Virtual

November 3, 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman

Airpower dominated the 20th century, but cyberpower will dominate the 21st century. Change is outstripping conventional patterns as technologies race capabilities.

Military-Style Network Measures Needed to Secure Infrastructure

November 3, 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman

Network situational awareness, largely the purview of military systems, may be the best line of defense against cybermarauders threaten the nation's critical infrastructure.

Success Breeds Menace in Critical Infrastructure

November 3, 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman

The nation's critical infrastructure, long a potential target of cybermarauders, now faces even greater threats--ironically because of the very information technologies on which it depends for better efficiency of operation.

The Coast Guard Wants UAVs

November 3, 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. Coast Guard is looking at a variety of options for adding maritime versions of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to its sea assets. These vehicles would be used to maintain persistent presence in remote ocean areas.

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