01/16/2017 – “One China” Policy must be a core interest of the PRC because the regime have no illusions on how perilous and weak their grip on power is within China.
For now, there is only one competitor (ROC) that officially competes with Beijing as the government of “all China”.
But there are many others waiting in the wings, awaiting the moment when the Beijing regime’s grip weakens that will emerge. ...
01/16/2017 – India’s maritime geography is hospitable as the nation dominates the Indian Ocean region with easy access to some of the world’s most vital sea lanes.
China’s economic life-lines, by contrast, pass through much more difficult terrain.
China’s dependence on the Indian Ocean is likely to be long-standing ...
01/15/2017 – Prime Minister Abe visited Donald Trump shortly after his electoral victory.
But he is not sitting on his hands waiting for the Trump Administration.
He is actively working to strengthen relationships in the region in and of themselves, but also to strengthen his hand with Washington and to prepare the ground for evolving relationships with China as well.
01/15/2017 – Why should the world be constrained by a “one China” policy making deals when Beijing themselves do not believe in it or rely on it?
01/15/2017 – The UK Minister of Defence highlights the key role for Britain of the expansion of the Ministry of Defence’s overseas network.
Obviously, fighter deployments supported by global sustainment capabilities (Voyagers, C-17s and A400Ms) are key tools in this effort.
And the new Queen Elizabeth-class carriers are viewed as key elements for supporting and integrating with regional hubs as well.
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01/16/2017 Norway is enhancing its core defense capabilities for national and coalition purposes. Read More >>
01/15/2017 Typhoons from RAF Coningsby will be based in Romania for three months in summer 2017. Read More >>
01/15/2017 A new report published by the National Academy of Sciences focuses upon the challenge of defending against high speed weapons. Read More >>
01/15/2017 The second nuclear age calls for a fresh look at the structures, dynamics, and processes of a world order that many did not want to see come about. Read More >>
01/14/2017 The 11th A400M for the French Air Force has just arrived in France. Read More >>
01/14/2017 An MMT comprises of a base, pace, chase, reference, navigation aid and communication technician who establish a 60-foot wide and 3,000-foot long runway in remote locations. Read More >>
01/14/2017 The Green Knights are returning to the Pacific. Read More >>
01/14/2017 The Dutch Air Force has taken over primary lead for NATO’s Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission. Read More >>
01/14/2017 The sea base is adding to its capability for the insertion of force into a vector of assault, destroy and withdraw. Read More >>
01/12/2017 A South African look at the latest four year review by the CIA of global trends. Read More >>
01/12/2017 When one asks for allies to do more, the F-35 global coalition is staring one in the face. Read More >>
01/12/2017 The Green Knights departed Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, transferring to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 9, 2017. Read More >>
01/12/2017 Signing of Submarine Build Framework Agreement Between France and Australia December 20. 2016. Read More >>
01/09/2017 France has just completed its sixth rotation to the Baltics to participate in the Baltic Air policing mission. Read More >>
01/08/2017 The colocation of F-35s with Predators can shape a way ahead in working robotic vehicles with manned ones in operations. Read More >>
01/08/2017 Our latest Special Report provides an update on the introduction and integration of the F-35B into evolving USMC operations. Read More >>
01/08/2017 The first F-35B IOC squadron in the world, VMF-121, the Green Knights, are in the processing of transitioning to their deployment in Japan. Read More >>
01/08/2017 The PRC have so far, gotten away with every move they made in the South China Sea. So what is their way ahead? ... Read More >>
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01/12/2017 Video:Semper Fi: 100 Year Marine Corps Reserve and to Marine John. J. O’Leary ... Read More >>
01/12/2017 Video:The Last A-4 Retires ... Read More >>
12/24/2016 Video:Operation Legacy Australia Kokoda Challenge ... Read More >>
12/22/2016 Video:Overview on SPMAGTF Southern Command Deployment ... Read More >>
12/20/2016 Slideshow :Long Range Raid Exercise ... Read More >>
12/18/2016 Video:HMAS Parramatta ESSM Firing ... Read More >>
12/16/2016 The CO of VMX-1 discusses the visit to the Farnbourgh Airshow this past summer. Read More >>
12/16/2016 Slideshow:VMX-22 Re-designation and Change of Command ... Read More >>
12/16/2016 Slideshow:VMFA-121 at Red Beach ... Read More >>
12/15/2016 Video:Danish Air Force and the Counter-Piracy Mission ... 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 >>
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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 >>
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.
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