03/28/2017 – Typhoons from RAF Coningsby will deploy in the defense of Romania and to operate in NATO’s Southern Policing Mission in May.
RAF Typhoons have been busy global travelers over the past few months, going to Malaysia, Japan, Red Flag and Green Flag.
We have discussed these deployments with RAF squadrons at Lossiemouth and those discussions will be published in the near future
03/27/2017 – Danny Lam looks at the evolution of technology and options for building a 21st century ice breaker as well as enhancing its ability to operate with various force enhancers such as UAVs and UUVs.
03/24/2017 – President Trump faces the need to build a new political and bureaucratic consensus in order to carry out promises of change on which he campaigned and won the Presidency.
Trump and his White House staff have little experience with management of large organizations, and seem distrustful of efforts by Cabinet Secretaries to establish their own power structures.
A governability challenge faces the President as he deals with Congress and puts together a new Administration.
03/22/2017 – Security threats have unleashed national reactions with various nations seeking to rebalance their position in the global order, and seeking to work with clusters of either like minded states, or with states capable of providing key needs.
Even if explicit national recognition of globalization as a positive focus of inter-state agreements goes down, globalization will certainly continue at the sub-national level, notably with regard to cyber threats, drug trafficking, and movement of migrants.
03/18/2017 – Todd Miller of the Second Line of Defense joined the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) for live fire Realistic Urban Training (RUT).
The 15th MEUs workups require about 6 months of aggressive training (crawl-walk-run) prior to deployment this summer with the USS America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG).
This special report looks at reshaping of Norwegian defense and its impacts.Download PDF Now>>
03/28/2017 In this article by the last RAF Tornado student pilot, Flight Lt. Nathan Shawyer looks back on the Tornado and its impact on him and its important impact on the ... Read More >>
03/27/2017 India’s large defense budget and the country’s vast unmet weapons needs guarantee that India will remain an important arms buyer for years to come. Read More >>
03/25/2017 "The Queen Elizabeth class carriers, together with our F-35 jets will transform our ability to project power around the world." ... Read More >>
03/24/2017 The base will provide Turkey with an opportunity to project its military power into the Maghreb, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Rim (IOR). Read More >>
03/24/2017 The Russian Federation Navy’s Northern Fleet detachment, including the Severomorsk large anti-submarine destroyer, paid a surprise visit to the Port of Cape Town. Read More >>
03/22/2017 Exercise Thunder Run and Boars Walk is an Aussie Army exercise. Read More >>
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03/22/2017 American airpower faces a challenging environment and we need with building appropriate capabilities, ... Read More >>
03/20/2017 Joint Viking is a Norwegian national exercise. Read More >>
03/20/2017 A UK Royal Marines and a US Marine comment on winter training in Norway. Read More >>
03/20/2017 Australian and Indonesian Ministers of Defense Meet After Restoration of Full Defense Cooperation ... Read More >>
03/20/2017 Triton is the latest and cutting edge US Navy platform associated with advanced ISR or maritime domain awareness for the fleet. Read More >>
03/19/2017 Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17 (OE 17) is a major Fleet training activity of the Royal Australian Navy and Air Force. Read More >>
03/19/2017 The USCG Commandant Highlights the Challenges for 2017 ... Read More >>
03/18/2017 This article examines the impact of regulation on manufacturing jobs in the United States. Read More >>
03/18/2017 The Australian KC-30A was joined with the RAF's A400M during its global reach into the Pacific during the Avalon Air Show in Australia. Read More >>
03/18/2017 The Williams Foundation is hosting a conference on April 11, 2017 on force integration. Read More >>
03/17/2017 Distributed assault in contested space is a game changer for the MEU/ARG. Read More >>
03/29/2017 We will report on our recent discussions with 6th Squadron at Lossie soon. For now here are some signature photos. Read More >>
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03/16/2017 Video:U2 Reconnaissance Platform in War Against ISIS ... Read More >>
03/15/2017 The Marines are evolving ways to augment and enhance the capability of the insertion force. Read More >>
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03/10/2017 Video:Helo Refueling Exercise ... Read More >>
03/09/2017 Video:Growler Arrives in Australia ... Read More >>
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03/07/2017 Slideshow:2017 Australian International Airshow ... Read More >>
03/07/2017 The USS Ford is getting ready to join the US Navy fleet. Read More >>
03/06/2017 Video:Dealing with the IED Threat ... Read More >>
03/05/2017 Video:The Nuclear Enterprise ... Read More >>
02/27/2017 The F-35C will enhance the flexibility, power projection, and strike capabilities of carrier air wings and joint task forces. Read More >>
02/26/2017 Video:EOD Mission ... Read More >>
02/26/2017 Video:Ocean Explorer Aero-Medical Training ... Read More >>
02/21/2017 Credit:RAAF C-130J at Exercise Red Flag ... Read More >>
02/20/2017 Video :The Strategic Shift to Deal with Border Security ... Read More >>
02/20/2017 Video:U.S. Secretary of Defense and NATO Secretary General Joint Statement ... Read More >>
02/19/2017 Video :USN-USMC Team in the Indo-Pac AOR ... Read More >>
02/18/2017 Slideshow:Exercise Ocean Explorer 2017 ... Read More >>
02/15/2017 Video:Ballistic Missile Intercept via SM-3 ... Read More >>
02/10/2017 Video: Damage Control Exercises as Important Part of Crew Readiness in Operations ... Read More >>
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03/06/2017 – The F-35 Lightning arrived in Australia.Read More>>
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The 2017 Joint Air and Space Power Conference will be held from 10-12 October 2017 in Essen Germany.
The next seminar in the Williams Foundation focus one building fifth generation integrated forces will be held on April 11, 2017 in Canberra, Australia.
Shaping 21st Century Norwegian Defense
This special report examines the Norwegian approach towards shaping a national defense policy.
The Integration of the F-35B into USMC Operations
This special report provides an update on the introduction and integration of the F-35B into evolving USMC operations.
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.
Rethinking China Policy
This special report examines the strategic opportunity for the Trump Administration.
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-Sea Integration
The Williams Foundation sponsored a seminar with regard to the way ahead on force integration.
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.
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.
Extending the Reach of Airpower
In this article from Front Line Defence (August 2014), an update on the A330MRTT global fleet is provided.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Renorming of Airpower:The F-35 Arrives Into the Combat Force
The F-35 is not a future program; it is here now.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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