Greece: A Harsh Balancing Act

09/07/2010
The Greek Economic Crisis And Defense Budget Cuts: A Question of Balance By Harry Syringas hs@sldinfo.com Greece’s economic crisis and recent bailout have called for budget cuts across the board, including in its defense budget. Hence, given the fact that major arm suppliers of Greece, like Germany, demand reduction in…

Zoltek Circumvents U.S. Export Controls By Moving Offshore

08/24/2010
By Richard McCormack Originally published in Manufacturing & Technology News on July 30, 2010 *** One American company selling a widely produced global product that the U.S. government says could be used by rogue states against American national security interests has found a way around U.S. government export controls. Zoltek…

Iraq 2012: Anchoring Regional Security

08/24/2010
By Dr. Robbin Laird Much of the Iraq withdrawal conversation has revolved around either the date of U.S. departure or protecting Americans left behind. Missing from the debate is arguably the most important strategic questions: How will Iraqi security be guaranteed during Iraq's continuing transition? What U.S. security policy is…

Iraq 2012: President’s Speech Leaves Many Questions Unanswered

08/17/2010
[caption id="attachment_10829" align="alignleft" width="128" caption="(Credit Photo: the Hudson Institute)"][/caption] By Dr. Richard Weitz In his August 2 speech before a Disabled American Veterans conference in Atlanta, President Barack Obama said that the American role in Iraq was transitioning from Operation Iraqi Freedom, a military effort led by U.S. combat troops,…

The USCG Faces Personnel Reductions in the Face of the Gulf Oil Crisis

08/08/2010
By Retired Admiral Ed Gilbert The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is the smallest of our military services (“The runt of the military litter”, said one highly biased anti-military pundit.) Although it has 11 missions assigned by statutes, most of us see it executing the vital search and rescue mission, responding…

Coping with the Euro-Crisis: The Remaking of Europe and Challenges for Defense And Security

05/20/2010
By Dr. Robbin Laird and Dr. Harald Malmgren [caption id="attachment_8747" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="The Greek Bailout (http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk)"][/caption] The Euro crisis associated with the May, 2010 Greek bailout is more fundamental than closing a one-time hemorrhage of debt imbalances.  Politics within the Eurozone national governments are putting severe stresses on the cohesiveness…