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Information Technology as a Force Multiplier

by William J. Perryvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

Technology helped American forces outpace Saddam Hussein in Desert Storm. But can the Pentagon keep its high-tech edge? By Hoover fellow and former U.S. secretary of defense William J. Perry.

Fateful Decision

by Edward Tellervia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

Fifty years ago nuclear scientists from Robert Oppenheimer to Enrico Fermi advised President Truman against developing the hydrogen bomb. Only one nuclear scientist disagreed, instead advising the president to go ahead. Hoover fellow Edward Teller looks back on his decision to break ranks.

High Tech to the Pentagon: Take a Number and Stand in Line

by William J. Perryvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

For decades many of the nation’s high-tech companies were in thrall to the Pentagon for their livelihood. No more. By Hoover fellow and former U.S. secretary of defense William J. Perry.

The Next Threat

by Peter Schweizervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

The Pentagon recently announced that it will begin inoculating troops against anthrax. Hoover media fellow Peter Schweizer says the decision came just in time.

Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku

Planning Pearl Harbor

by David C. Evansvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 30, 1998

Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku opposed war with the United States, but once the decision was made, he did his duty, laying meticulous plans for the attack on Pearl Harbor. Hoover fellow Mark R. Peattie joins David C. Evans in describing how Yamamoto achieved a brilliant tactical success—only to set in train the events that would lead to Japanese defeat.

Judge Robert P. Patterson

The Man Who Mobilized America

by Keith Eilervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

At the outbreak of World War II, the United States found itself with a weak, outmoded military and a civilian population utterly unprepared for the shock of total war. Serving as undersecretary of war, Judge Robert P. Patterson mobilized the nation. An appreciation by Keith E. Eiler.

The Bear Sharpens Its Claws

by Richard F. Staarvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

As a proportion of Russia's overall budget, defense has been shrinking steadily in recent years. Or has it? Hoover fellow Richard F. Staar argues that Russia has actually more than doubled its spending on one aspect of defense, research and development.

Ship Ahoy (Shh!)

by Edward Neilanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 1997

Hoover media fellow Edward Neilan reports on Japan's quiet naval buildup.

The New American Doctrine

by Christopher L. Shepherdvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

As the brass prepare for the coming Quadrennial Defense Review, "preventive defense" is taking the place of "containment." West Point grad and Hoover national security affairs fellow Lieutenant Colonel Christopher L. Shepherd explains the new doctrine.

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