Concerning face lifts and lifting spirits.
Robert Mullan Cook-Deegan
Peer review has worked well, but that does not mean that it is the only way to fund research.
The government-industry partnership to develop a revolutionary fuel-efficient vehicle is in need of a midcourse correction.
Shifting resources to invest in new technologies is vital for creating the lean, mean fighting force needed to counter emerging threats.
Andrew F. Krepinevich Jr.
To meet emerging threats, it should deemphasize manned aircraft and move toward space systems and unmanned aerial vehicles.
With no major threat in sight, the Pentagon should ease up on its planned buying spree and focus more on nonmilitary means of bolstering U.S. security.
Political pressures make it difficult to prevent defense needs from squeezing out commercial considerations.
Harvey M. Sapolsky, Eugene Gholz
Research to meet future national security needs must take precedence over pork-barrel contracts.
David T. Courtwright
Imprisoning so many urban black males is discouraging marriage and the formation of families, thus contributing to moral and social breakdown.