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How New Thinking in Missile Defense Could Lead to Better Defense— and Better Politics

Here’s an interesting headline that appeared in the March 18 Washington Business Journal: “DOD deputy secretary to industry: Come up with a new missile defense solution, and we'll fund it.” The news item detailed a speech by Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work to a conference in Washington, DC, making defense contractors an offer that’s hard to refuse: If you can build it, we will buy it.
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The Predictable Surprises of 2015—And Beyond

Back in 2005, two business-school professors, Max H. Bazerman and Michael D. Watkins, published a thoughtful book, Predictable Surprises: The Disasters You Should Have Seen Coming, and How to Prevent Them. A decade later, we can look ahead to the Predictable Surprises of 2015—and beyond.
Directed Deep Impact: The Next Arms Race?

Directed Deep Impact: The Next Arms Race?

If a 440-kiloton atomic bomb exploded on the earth today, people would notice. After all, the A-bomb that exploded about 1900 feet over Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945, was only around 16 kilotons; even so, it killed at least
Ronald Reagan, Warrior for America

Ronald Reagan, Warrior for America

It is poignant and poetic that Ronald Reagan died on June 5, 2004, just a day before the 60th anniversary of D-Day–the day Reagan helped re-instantiate into our collective consciousness. Indeed, on D-Day Minus One, June 5, 1944, the ships
The New Digital Order: Five Megatrends

The New Digital Order: Five Megatrends

Mary Meeker, long a mainstay at Morgan Stanley, now a partner at the venture-capital firm of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, is one of the most important Internet analysts in America today. Which is to say, she’s one of the

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