US Army

Loren Thompson - Army Aviation Dodges A Bullet In Latest Budget Cliffhanger

Loren Thompson - Army Aviation Dodges A Bullet In Latest Budget Cliffhanger

When the Army and Air Force split to become separate military services after World War Two, the Air Force got almost all of the fixed-wing aircraft, and the Army got almost all of the helicopters. Today, 70 years later, the U.S. Army is the biggest operator of helicopters in the world, and every facet of its approach to conducting land warfare is shaped by the availability of vertical-lift assets.

Loren Thompson - Five Reasons Trump Won't Reverse The U.S. Military's Long Decline

Loren Thompson - Five Reasons Trump Won't Reverse The U.S. Military's Long Decline

Politicians of both parties frequently laud the prowess of America's warfighters. However, the reality is that the U.S. military has been gradually losing its edge over other countries in training and technology for many years.

Loren Thompson - GMD: The Only Program That Can Stop A North Korean Nuclear Warhead From Reaching America

Loren Thompson - GMD: The Only Program That Can Stop A North Korean Nuclear Warhead From Reaching America

Nuclear weapons are the worst military threat that America faces. A single 500-kiloton warhead exploded over a major U.S. city would destroy or heavily damage all buildings to a radius of three miles, and cause widespread fires to a radius of six miles.