12/07/2016 – This Holiday Season, Second Line of Defense is highlighting the opportunity to help 4 year old Brielle Gonzales to go from the Phillipines to Taiwan to get a liver transplant to survive from a rare disease called Alagille Syndrome.
Please help little Brielle receive the gift of life this Holiday Season.
A donation can be made at https://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/provide-a-christmas-miracle-for-baby-brielle/ ...
12/06/2016 – Fixing flawed hardware with software, should have been discarded decades ago.
What better gift to celebrate Pearl Harbor day than to say, we learned to see the signs and proactivly move ahead to defend ourselves.
Let's say it together-'IT IS THE HARDWARE, STUPID!' and get on with the fix we are looking for to shape an effective way ahead for cyber defense.
12/06/2016 – I was leading a four ship of F-35s on a strike against 4th Gen adversaries, F-16s and F/A-18s.
We fought our way in, we mapped the target, found the target, dropped JDAMs on the target and turned around and fought our way out.
All the targets got hit, nobody got detected, and all the adversaries died. I thought, yes, this works, very, very, very well.
12/06/2016 – The fact that not a single western “China Expert” that publically critiqued President Elect Trump’s call with President Tsai even mentioned the PRC’s ballistic missile test as provocation and threats to US the same week raises serious questions as to whom they owe their allegiance to? Beijing or America?
12/03/2016 – Trump clearly will set in motion a new approach and shape his own template for policies and governing.
But the interactivity between Trump and the Congress will shape new outcomes as the President shapes his approach and Congress adjusts to the new reality; and in turn, Congress and its divisions will shape the new realities in the wake of the election of President Trump.
It is in foreign policy where the President will have more freedom to put his stamp on policy from the outset, and he is already in the process of doing so, even before taking office.
This Special Report highlights perspectives from the operators at RAF Lossiemouth.Download PDF Now>>
12/10/2016 Providing for RAAF combat air security with a key shelter for Middle East ops. Read More >>
12/09/2016 The long reach of Aegis via the F-35 is now being exercised. Read More >>
12/09/2016 The Lightning II Enables a Lightning Strike Assault Force. Read More >>
12/06/2016 The F-35 Lightning II Pax River ITF wrapped up its third and final developmental test phase of the F-35B aboard amphibious assault ship USS America on November 17. Read More >>
12/06/2016 With significant operational experience, the Airbus tanker moves on to the next stage of its evolution, Tanker 2.0 ... Read More >>
12/04/2016 Already transformed by the mobility of the Osprey, the F-35B offers a critical upgrade to the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) and amphibious assault. Read More >>
12/02/2016 The Royal Navy is in need of new ships and more of them than can be generated by the normal construction process. Read More >>
12/02/2016 The South Korean 10th Fighter Wing participated in a recent exercise for rapid response in a crisis. Read More >>
12/02/2016 The F-35 global enterprise provides an opportunity for leveraging collaborative efforts to shape more effective capabilities at a more effective cost point. Read More >>
12/02/2016 The Philippines is in play with new policies by the President of the Philippines and Chinese policy advances. Read More >>
12/02/2016 Danny Lam looks at the software side of the Canadian acquisition effort. Read More >>
12/02/2016 Donald Trump is shaping a new template and not following the precepts of the past decade. Read More >>
12/01/2016 Norway's naval exercise Flotex involves most of the Norwegian Navy's capacities. Read More >>
12/01/2016 Secretary Wynne argues for a new approach to cybersecurity and cyber defense, rather than just engaging in the ever losing war of software patches. Read More >>
12/01/2016 How to shape a new border control capability for South Africa. Read More >>
11/29/2016 The F-35B is a key part of transforming the sea base and its role of forces in the extended battlespace. Read More >>
11/29/2016 This article examines the logic behind the PRC objection to the US and its allies deploying THAAD in the region. Read More >>
11/28/2016 France is in the process of electing a new President next year which provides France with a potential key role in European restructuring. Read More >>
12/09/2016 The F-35B DT-III lays the groundwork for upcoming USMC F-35B deployments. Read More >>
12/06/2016 Video: Green Knights reunion: VMFA-121 follows in the footsteps of their brothers ... Read More >>
12/06/2016 Video:F-35B Lightning II Completes Operations Aboard USS America (LHA 6): 1 ... Read More >>
12/05/2016 Video :Australian Frigate Fires Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile ... Read More >>
12/02/2016 Video:Australia Sends the HMAS Arunta to Operation Manitou ... Read More >>
12/01/2016 Slideshow :P-8 Arrival Ceremony at RAAF Base Edinburgh ... Read More >>
11/30/2016 Video:EXERCISE DUGONG 2016 ... Read More >>
11/30/2016 Video:USS Ronald Reagan Returns to Yokosuka, Japan ... Read More >>
11/29/2016 DTIII Testing for F-35B: November 5, 2016 ... Read More >>
11/28/2016 DTIII Testing for F-35B: November 4, 2016 ... Read More >>
11/28/2016 Video:USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Flight Operations ... Read More >>
11/27/2016 Employers experience life in the field as Defence Reservists during Exercise Boss Lift. Read More >>
11/27/2016 DTIII Testing for F-35B as seen on board the USS America, November 3, 2016. Read More >>
11/26/2016 DTIII Testing for F-35B as seen on October 31, 2016 aboard the USS America. Read More >>
11/25/2016 Video:USS Zumwalt Arrives in Cartagena, Colombia ... Read More >>
11/24/2016 Video:Osprey Aerial Refueling ... Read More >>
11/24/2016 Video:Americans train with the French in Djibouti ... Read More >>
11/23/2016 Video:F-35Bs, the MAGTF and the USS America ... Read More >>
11/23/2016 Video: 38 Squadron support to Exercise Croix du Sud ... Read More >>
11/21/2016 Video:Additive Manufacturing for the Battlefield ... Read More >>
11/18/2016 Video:3 D Printing for the Battlefield ... Read More >>
11/15/2016 Video:F-22 Logistics: Can’t Fly Without the Logistics Readiness Squadron ... Read More >>
11/15/2016 Video:USMC Training in Norway ... Read More >>
11/14/2016 Video:Marines Execute a Long-Range Raid ... Read More >>
11/12/2016 Video:F-22 Overview Video ... Read More >>
11/10/2016 Video:C-130 Time Lapse ... Read More >>
12/09/2016 – The Lightning II Enables a Lightning Strike Assault Force.Read More>>
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Visiting RAF Lossiemouth: The RAF Shapes a Way Ahead
The RAF is in transition and RAF Lossiemouth is a key base where it is taking place.
The F-35 and Transformation of the Power Projection Forces
We have just published a Special Report based on US and allied interviews on this important subject.
Australia Crafts Its Own Anti-Access, Area Denial Strategy
The Australian military is shaping a transformed military force, one built around new platforms but ones that operate in a joint manner in an extended battlespace. as seen in this August 19, 2016 Breaking Defense article.
New Approaches to Air-Sea Integration
The Williams Foundation sponsored a seminar with regard to the way ahead on force integration.
CH-53s: Shifting Generation
In this article published in the leading French defense magazine OPERATIONNELS SLDS, Spring/Summer 2016, the nature of the next generation CH-53 and its role is explained based on interviews with the USMC.
Squadron Fighter Pilots: The Unstoppable Force of Innovation for 5th Generation Enabled Concepts of Operations
To understand the intangible of pilot performance and the future combat success of the F-35, Lightning II, one just has to listen to what the military pilots who actually are fly the aircraft are saying, all other critics are second order.
New Approaches to Air-Land Integration: A Williams Foundation Seminar on 5th Generation Enabled Combat Operations
The seminar held on March 17, 2016 in Canberra, Australia, focused on new approaches to air-land integration.
An Update on the KC-30A from Edwards AFB: Clearing the Way for Expanded Operations
In an interview conducted at Edwards AFB with the Aussie tanker team, plus an update from Spain, we are providing an update on the Aussies as they move to Tanker 2.0
The Way Ahead: Opening the Mission Sets
In this article published by our partner Front Line Defence, the perspective of Admiral Gortney, then Commander of NORTHCOM and NORAD, is provided on the challenges facing North American Defense.
The F-35 and 21st Century Defence: Shaping a Way Ahead
We have just published a book on Amazon in Kindle format focusing the arrival of the F-35 and its interactive role reshaping the defense forces of the democracies.
Reach and Punch: The Sea Services Prepare to Prevail in the Extended Battlespace
The sea services are changing their concepts of operations and leveraging new technology to fight more effectively in the extended battlespace as seen in this December 20, 2015 Breaking Defense interview with Rear Admiral Manazir
The USS America and Innovation
In this article from Front Line Defence (August 2014), a look at the clusters of innovations associated with the USS America is provided.
Royal Australian Air Force Transformation, October 2015
Our partner Front Line Defence has provided an update on the KC-30A and its role in the RAAF transformation strategy.
Higher Tempo Ops in Contested Airspace
The challenge for Western forces to operate in higher tempo ops was the focus of attention at the Trilateral Exercise in December 2015 at Langley AFB with the Brits and the French.
Extending the Reach of Airpower
In this article from Front Line Defence (August 2014), an update on the A330MRTT global fleet is provided.
In a piece published in the first issue of 2016 by Front Line Defence, the significance and challenge for modern fleet logistics is the focus of attention.
Lessons Learned at Pax River: The Coming of the F-35 Fleet
Squadron Pilots in Marines, USAF and Navy, and in partner Air Forces will be backed up by the best test community at Edwards and Pax
The Renorming of Airpower:The F-35 Arrives Into the Combat Force
The F-35 is not a future program; it is here now.
Distributed Laydown: Shaping the U.S. Marine Corps’s Future in the Pacific
In this e-book, the article on the USMC in the Pacific published by Leatherneck Magazine in August 2014 is now available as an E-Book. The article is based on interviews conducted in the Pacific in the Spring of 2014
The Future of Naval Aviation An E-Book
In this e-book, our recent Special Report on The Future of Naval Aviation can be viewed.
The report is based on exclusive interviews with the USN Aviation community, notably at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center
Challenges for the Military Sealift Command: The Distributed Fleet
In a piece published on February 18, 2015, Breaking Defense looks at why strengthening the U.S. merchant marine is a key strategic imperative.
European Defense, the Arctic and the Future
In this e-book, our recent Special Report highlighting Danish perspectives on the Northern European security situation is now available as an E-Book. The report is based on exclusive interviews with Danish experts conducted in Copenhagen in May 2014.
Shaping a 21st Century Approach to Tron Warfare An E-Book
In this e-book, Ed Timperlake focuses on the emergence of Tron Warfare.
The report is based on several years of interviews and work in the military aviation community and with many of the pilots and operators of the F-35.
Western Sahara and European Security
This report by the French Mediterranean Sub-Group looks at ways to bring about a settlement of the Polisario-Moroccan issue.
The urgency of the states bordering the huge Sahara region to reinforce stability in the region has been heightened by events in the Middle East, along with the Libyan decay and the emergence of ISIS.
Airpower and the Hybrid Threat, December 2015
Our partner Front Line Defence has provided a look at 5th generation enabled combat ops and the hybrid threat.
The Key Role of Exercises and Training Ranges
In this flipbook, a recent article in Front Line Defence looks at the key role of exercises and training in shaping 21st century defense capabilities.
Australian Defense Modernization: An E-Book
In this e-book, our recent Special Report on Australian Defense Modernization can be viewed.
The report is based on exclusive interviews with the Australian defense forces.
In this article from Front Line Defence (Issue 5, 2014), the shaping of forces appropriate to dealing with ongoing onslaught of “strategic surprises” is examined.
RAAF Goes to Iraq: Transformation and Engagement
In this article published by Front Line Defence, the transformation of the RAAF evident in the way they have deployed to and operated in Iraq is the focus of attention.
Filling the Gap: SPMAGTF-CR
In this piece, written by Murielle Delaporte, and first published in Leatherneck Magazine in April 2014, the role of Special Purpose MAGTFs is discussed.
Delaporte visited the SP-MAGTF in Spain and talked with the Marines just prior to their mission to South Sudan.
France, India and 21st Century Strategic Challenges, April 2015
Our partner India Strategic published a piece on the buy of the Rafale and its strategic context.
The Challenge of Dealing with PTSD
Captain Joe Schweitzer was a member of the crew that was responsible for the accidental deaths of 20 Europeans in a tragic cable car accident.
In this piece by Captain Schweitzer, he recounts his struggles to remake his life in the wake of the tragedy and provides a powerful narrative on PTSD.
The F-35 Program from the Italian Perspective
Recently, the Rome based think tank, Centro Studi Internazionali, published their look at the F-35 program, its impact on Italian defense and the role of Italy within the global enterprise.
In the July 2012 issue of Joint Force’s Quarterly (the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff journal), SLD’s Robbin Laird and Ed Timperlake provided an overview of the impact of the F-35 on the future of power projection.
The F-35 is called a joint strike fighter (JSF), and its ability to work with, leverage, and enhance the capability of power projection forces is at the heart of the next 20 years of rebuilding U.S. and allied forces.
Forging a 21st Century Military Strategy: Leveraging Challenges
This article published in Joint Force Quarterly in January 2014 provides a look at key challenges which will drive the shaping of a 21st century military strategy.
In this paper by Michael Skaff, the principal engineer of the F-35 pilot interface, and a pilot and then engineer involved with the F-16, the author focuses on the emergence of advanced sensor fusion in 5th generation aircraft and its impact.
Building the Arctic Grid
This article looks at the challenge of building out an Arctic Grid in Canada and the possible contribution of the F-35 to the effort.
The synergy among 5th generation aircraft, weapons and robotics will create a new weapons enterprise.
Legacy weapons are simply that.
This report identifies key aspects of the 21st century weapons enterprise.
First published in 2010, this book examines a number of key aspects of the impact of fifth generation aircraft on the evolution of airpower.
It includes, a number of key interviews with airpower leaders like General Corley, Secretary Wynne, Lt. General (retired) Trautman, former Deputy Commandant of USMC Aviation, and Lt. General (Retired) Deptula and now Dean of the Mitchell Airpower Institute.
"If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn’t thinking."
—General George Patton Jr.
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