SLD Special Reports

The Strategic Shift: The Role and Impact of the F-35 Global Enterprise

03/31/2019The liberal democracies are facing a key strategic shift from a primary focus on the land wars in the Middle East to facing the challenges posed by peer competitors. The Pentagon has referred to this as the return of Great Power competition which requires a significant shift from the forces configured for global deployments against… Download PDF Now »
Whats New

The Indian and Vietnamese Navies Conclude Bilateral Exercise

04/18/2019By India Strategic New Delhi: In the backdrop of the growing maritime engagement between India and Vietnam, the Indian Navy undertook the second edition of the bilateral maritime exercise between… Read more »

UK Joint Expeditionary Force Deploys to Baltic Sea

04/08/2019In an article published April 3, 2019, the UK MoD announced the deployment of a JEF to the Baltic Sea. Nearly 2,000 UK Armed Forces personnel will deploy to the… Read more »

The Need for an Australian National Security Strategy: The Perspective of Senator Jim Molan

04/08/2019By Robbin Laird During my current visit to Canberra in support of the Williams Foundation seminar which will focus on enhanced sustainability for Australian defense efforts, it is not surprising… Read more »

Building the New and Modernizing the Old for Frigates in the Australian Navy: The Perspective of Marcus Hellyer

04/08/2019By Robbin Laird Last year, the Australian navy announced that they would build a new class of frigates, the Hunter class. This new class will be built-in Australia with BAE… Read more »

Royal Navy Success in Enforcing North Korean Sanctions

04/07/2019According to a story published on the UK MoD website on April 5, 2019, a Royal Navy vessel conducting United Nations sanctions enforcement against North Korea has successfully tracked an illegal… Read more »

Huawei, 5G Networks: ASPI Provides a Case Study With Regard to Restoring Infrastructure Sovereignty

04/06/2019With 2014 came the end of an era. It was apparent that authoritarian powers were back and in many ways’ ascendant. The response by the liberal democracies has been varied… Read more »
In Briefs

Indo-Pacific Endeavour Jt Task Force

04/19/2019A Joint Task Force consisting of four ships, maritime patrol aircraft and more than 1,000 personnel from the Australian Defence Force are deployed on Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019, a series of… Read more »

Defense Officials Testify on Nuclear Priorities

04/17/2019David Trachtenberg, deputy undersecretary of defense for policy; Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command; Navy Vice Adm. Johnny Wolfe, director of Strategic Systems Programs; and Air… Read more »

Exercise Northern Wind 19

04/15/2019Sgt. Hodges tells us about Marines participating in Exercise Northern Wind 19. 03.28.2019 Video by Sgt. Bryce Hodges  Defense Media Activity – Marines     Read more »

RAF Eurofighters Flying with B-52s

04/12/2019Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons fly alongside a B-52 Stratofortress deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., over Latvia as a part of U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force in… Read more »

“Leadership Role of the U.S. in the World”: The Perspective of Secretary Pompeo

04/10/2019Secretary Pompeo Participates at NRI’s 2019 Ideas Summit: Moderated Conversation on the “Leadership Role of the U.S. in the World” WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES 03.28.2019 Read more »

US and French C-130J Training 

04/08/2019U.S. Air Force and French Air Force loadmasters work together unloading and loading container delivery system bundles on and off C-130J Hercules aircraft in France. FRANCE 03.18.2019 Video by Airman 1st… Read more »