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  • Backgrounder posted May 16, 2014 by Richard J. Dunn, III Measuring Military Capabilities: An Essential Tool for Rebuilding American Military Strength

    In the fall of 1945, much of Europe and Asia lay in ruins. The Soviet hammer and sickle flew over the German Reichstag and most of Eastern Europe, and Mao’s red star rose higher over a China devastated by almost a decade of war and Japanese occupation. The world had paid an extraordinarily high price in blood and treasure to defeat Nazi and Japanese aggression. Moreover,…

  • Backgrounder posted July 18, 2013 by Richard J. Dunn, III The Impact of a Declining Defense Budget on Combat Readiness

    Combat readiness is defined as “[t]he ability of US military forces to fight and meet the demands of the national military strategy.”[1] This is the most important factor to our war fighters, but as basic as it is to them, it remains a complicated subject for others to understand. Due to its multidimensional and somewhat diffuse nature, it also has few natural supporters.…

  • Executive Memorandum posted March 6, 1989 by Richard J. Dunn, III, Jr.; Brooks, Roger A. A Cautious Green Light for the U.S. -Japan Fighter Deal

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 3/6/89 228 A CAUTIOUS GREEN LIGHT FOR THE U.S.-JAPAN FIGHTER DEAL The United States and Japan agreed last June to join in developing.japan',s,next-.generation attack aircraft, called the Fighter Support Experimental (FS-X). - Last minute opposition in the U.S., however, has forced the Bush Administration…

  • Executive Memorandum posted January 15, 1988 by Richard J. Dunn, III, Jr.; Brooks, Roger A. Chiang Ching-Kuo's Legacy for China and the U.S.

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 1/15/88 185 CHIANG CHING-KUO'S LEGACY FOR CHINA AND THE U.S. T he passing of Chiang Ching-kuo at age 77 ends an era for the Republic of China on Taiwan. As President of the ROC since 1978, he made his nation a model for economic and democrat ic political development in the Asia-Pacific region. He also ensured…

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