Defense Industry

The West Can Still Get Things Done: The Ramp-up in Allied Ammo Production Is a Reminder of Our Inherent Strength

There is no hiding the fact that across key Western nations the mood is darkening in relation to the Ukraine war. Kyiv’s counter-offensive, which transfixed the world’s attention throughout most of this year, is now widely seen as a costly failure. When the Ukrainian army began its much-anticipated push back

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Ukrainian artillery in action.

Support for Ukraine Preparing US for Future Wars

The ousting of Kevin McCarthy last week as Speaker of the US House of Representatives, along with that event’s immediate predecessor, 100 congressional Republicans’ vote to withhold US$300 million in military assistance to Ukraine, is self-destructive. Unless reversed, it will stop the US from making sorely needed improvements in its

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Up for Debate: Do Navy Readiness Woes Require Drastic Action?​

The U.S. Navy has arguably experienced a readiness crisis for the last 15 years in terms of its ability to deploy combat-credible forces in three forward-deployed regional “hubs”: the Western Pacific, Europe/Mediterranean, and the Persian Gulf/Red Sea. Studies, including the Balisle report and the Center for Naval Analyses (“CNA”) “Tipping

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The US and Taiwan have strong incentive for stronger industrial cooperation

An Industrial Tripwire Approach for Saving Taiwan

The US has strategic interests in Taiwan, in part because of its geopolitical location in the center of the First Island Chain; in part because it is a bulwark against a potentially expansionist China, a country with multiple territorial claims over many islands in the region that belong to other

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Windfalls Await Investors in Ammunition

In the now classic 1967 film The Graduate, protagonist Benjamin Braddock, being feted with a graduation party, is pulled aside by a friend of his parents. Mr Maguire says he has only one word for Ben: “plastics.” Then, using more words, Maguire tells Ben, “There’s a great future in plastics.” Today it looks more and

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