10/23/2014 – Based on extensive interviews with the French Air Force, Murielle Delaporte looks at the entry into service of the A400M.
The FAF looks at the A400M as not just a new platform but a new way of new way of operating their airlift nationally and with allies. ...
10/23/2014 – U.S. arms sales to Taiwan are no longer an in and of itself issue; they are part of the broader context of shaping an effective Pacific defense for the US and its allies in the Pacific. ...
10/22/2014 – I was writing war plans in my previous job as a three star using the F-22s in a manner that was not going to get the most out of them that I could have because I did not truly understand the radical difference that the fifth gen could bring.
10/20/2014 – From September 20 to September 24, the Chinese Navy conducted its first port visit to Iran and its first entry into the territorial waters of Iran and the Persian Gulf.
One Chinese journalist noted that the Chinese and Iranian ships had carried out drills on anti-access and aerial denial strategies against the United States.
10/17/2014 – Strategic surprise is becoming a norm for governments to deal with in the 21st century.
Airpower provides crucial tools to control the fire and reduce its threat to spread.
Conflict termination concepts need to be married with the use of force. ...
In this Special Report, Second Line of Defense looks at the evolving defense and security situation in the Arctic and Northern Europe. ...Download PDF Now>>
10/23/2014 One of the things that Sims can not do is to reach you the challenge of facing death. ... Read More >>
10/23/2014 To address grey area issues the new guidelines will allow the U.S. and Japanese militaries to respond rapidly. ... Read More >>
10/22/2014 For Germany the A400M is a step forward in crafting the kind of 21st century military capabilities Germany needs. ... Read More >>
10/20/2014 The U.S. and core allieshas and is further developing insertion forces able to engage and withdraw to help shape political outcomes. ... Read More >>
10/18/2014 Does the rush to deal with the Ebola contagion follow the paths of Agent Orange and the effects of chemical weapons in Iraq on US troops? ... Read More >>
10/16/2014 Luke AFB in Arizona is a key facility for standing up both US and coalition F-35 forces. Read More >>
10/15/2014 Western and Eastern Europe, China and Russia were major arms suppliers to Africa in 2013. Read More >>
10/15/2014 Chronic German under spending on defense has had a clear impact on force readiness and capabilities. ... Read More >>
10/15/2014 The 2014 Miramar Air Show saw both the CH-46 and F-35B fly. ... Read More >>
10/13/2014 The Marines Train to Defend an Expeditionary Airfield. This is a core competence of the USMC. Read More >>
10/13/2014 Rather than shaping new policies for such globalization bromides as the global commons, we are fighting to preserve our values and our way ... Read More >>
10/13/2014 Slideshow:The Commissioning of the USS America, October 11, 2014 ... Read More >>
10/12/2014 The new Sec Gen should be applauded for showing up at the front line of NATO to reinforce solidarity. ... Read More >>
10/10/2014 There is no other way to keep the country together and give people a sense of security is to make each community responsible ... Read More >>
10/10/2014 Harald Malmgren looks at the next phase of Euro Zone evolution. ... Read More >>
10/10/2014 Australian KC-30As have been integral to the self-deployment of the RAAF to Iraq but also in support of coalition aircraft. ... Read More >>
10/10/2014 The EU considers the military as part of the response to the Ebola crisis. Read More >>
10/08/2014 The USS America is a key part of the evolving amphibious strike task force. Read More >>
10/08/2014 China and Russia exercise with Central Asian states against terrorist targets. Read More >>
10/07/2014 Kenneth Maxwell provides an overview on the Brazilian Presidential elections as the country prepares for the second round, ... Read More >>
09/27/2014 Ed Timperlake looks at the evolving need to prioritize an information war against the ISIL. Read More >>
10/20/2014 Video:MAG-16 Conducts Long-range Raid During LSE-14 ... Read More >>
10/18/2014 Slideshow:USS Iwo Jima Replenishment at Sea ... Read More >>
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10/14/2014 Video:Platform Baker Overflight Footage ... Read More >>
10/13/2014 Video:Last CH-46 Squadron Redesignates ... Read More >>
10/13/2014 Video:Marines, Sailors Man Rails of USS America ... Read More >>
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10/12/2014 Slideshow:11th MEU Long Range Insert ... Read More >>
10/06/2014 Video:US and Japanese Amphibious Assault Training in RIMPAC 2014 ... Read More >>
10/04/2014 Video:Contingency Response Group Participates in PATRIOT 2014 Exercise ... Read More >>
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10/01/2014 Video:Marines Unmanned Vehicle-Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate (GUSS) ... Read More >>
09/30/2014 Video:Medical Personnel use Tele-medicine to reach patients ... Read More >>
09/28/2014 Video:KC-135s Refueling USN Aircraft for Strikes against the ISIL. Read More >>
09/26/2014 Video:Small Unit Water Purification for Expeditionary Operations ... Read More >>
09/25/2014 Slideshow:The Fleet Launches Tomahawk Missiles as Part of Iraqi-Syrian Mission ... Read More >>
09/25/2014 Slideshow:Naval Forces Exercise Land Attack Role in Valiant Shield 2014 ... Read More >>
09/23/2014 Video:Coast Guard Icebreaker Rescues Man Aboard Sailboat Trapped in Arctic Ice ... Read More >>
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09/21/2014 Slideshow:Valiant Shield: Testing the Ability of the Fleet to Engage Airborne Threats ... Read More >>
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The largest international exhibition for land defense and security will be held in Paris from 16-20 June 2014.
A leading security exposition, Milpol, will be held in Paris November 19-22 2013.
The Air Force Association’s Pacific Air & Space Symposium will be held November 21 – 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA.
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
Extending the Reach of Airpower
In this article from Front Line Defence (August 2014), an update on the A330MRTT global fleet is provided.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Australia Shapes Its Airpower Approach
In this piece, first published in Front Line Defence (Canada), in April 2014, the focus is upon Australian airpower modernization.
Moving from the C-17, to the KC-30A, to the Wedgetail and then the F-35, Australia is modernizing its airpower.
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 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.
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.
The Next Phase of Air Power: Crafting and Enabling the Aerospace Combat Cloud
The digital enablement of key combat platforms is providing a forcing function role upon the next phase of the evolution of joint and coalition systems.
The emergence and evolution of what might be called the aerospace or air combat cloud is a key dynamic of change.
In this special report, we look at the Italian engagement with the F-35 and the thinking of Italian airpower leaders about the impact of the F-35 on the future.
The report is based on a Fall 2013 visit to Italy, the facilities and interviews with senior Italian officials.
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.
In this article on the VMX-22 and its contribution to the MAGTF, Robbin Laird and Ed Timperlake highlight the evolution of USMC capabilities.
The article appeared in the October 2013, Leatherneck magazine.
Procurement Strategy for 21st Century Challenges
Note to Self: Do Not Buy Yesterday’s Systems for Yesterday’s Challenges.”
USAF Perspective on F-35 Combat Systems
Cameri, Italy and the F-35
Italy and the F-35 Special Report is now available in Italian for our Italian readers.
Interviews with senior airpower leaders in Italy as well as analyses of the new Cameri facility supporting a regional F-35 fleet are featured in the report.
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.
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.
The Robotic Revolution: Building Blocks From Afghanistan
Lt. General (Retired) Deptula lays out how RPAs can be part of the Afghan Airpower Transiiton
In a recent article published by the Joint Aircraft Survivability Program, the role of the F-35 radar is examined from the experience to date in combat exercises such as Northern Edge.
The F-35 Radar has already demonstrated a significant improvement in performance against enemy jammers and operating against advanced threats.
In this report written by Dr. Richard Weitz, the key role which Azerbaijan plays in straddling Russia and Iran is the focus of attention.
The B-17 lessons learned for 21st century airpower is the focus of this article.
We have a new edition of Three Dimensional Warriors.
The book can be purchased on Kindle and other e-book publishers as well.
The first SIP report dealt with the dynamics of change in China and the potential impact of a nuclear Iran.
The second SIP report dealt with the Euro crisis and its impact on global dynamics and relations.
In this book published by Second Line of Defense in 2011, the challenges of maritime security are addressed and analyzed.
The book is presented in flipbook format with the attached link.
In this book published by Second Line of Defense in 2013, the key role of air mobility as a mission enabler is addressed in terms of the impact of helos, lifters and tankers on security and defense operations.
The book is presented in flipbook format below.
In this edition of AIR ACTUALITIES, the French Air Force provides a look at their role in the Libyan operation in early 2011.
In a 2012t piece published by Jane’s Navy International, Robbin Laird and Ed Timperlake look at the evolution of U.S. maritime strategy in the Pacific. The article presages some of the arguments in our 2013 book with Richard Weitz entitled Rebuilding American Military Power in the Pacific: A 21st Century Strategy (Praeger). Posted with permission of Jane’s.
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.
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.
First introduced at the Farnborough Air Show in 2008, Three Dimensional Warriors provides an overview of how aviation for the United States Marine Corps (USMC) shapes their entire capabilities and directs how they operate.
The Second Edition can now be read on Kindle.
To read this Second Line of Defense book as a Flipbook click on the link below:
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—General George Patton Jr.
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