SLD Special Reports

Shaping a Way Ahead for the Integrated Distributed Force

05/09/2022On March 24, 2022, the Williams Foundation held its first of two seminars to be held this year. The seminar was the latest in a series of seminars which started in 2014, and have been focused on the evolution of the ADF to deal with the evolving threats and challenges facing Australia, and its core… Download PDF Now »
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The Defense of Taiwan Seen in a Global Context: A Polish Perspective

There are many ways to manage this "gap" militarily for the United States. One way would be to focus on any PRC action on the model of the Battle of the Bulge 08/04/2022By Robert Czulda Since February 2022, the world’s attention has been focused on the Russian aggression against Ukraine. But once again we see a dangerous escalation in the Taiwan Strait.… Read more »

The Challenge of Supply Chain Resilience: The Case of Rare Earth Minerals

08/03/2022By John Coyne Recently, ASPI researcher Albert Zhang shone a spotlight on a sophisticated Chinese Communist Party information campaign targeting rare earths and Australian company Lynas. This research has powerful implications… Read more »

The Chief of the UK General Staff’s Perspective on the European Defense Challenge

08/01/2022By William Leben The British Army’s main effort is now mobilisation to deter Russian aggression, and it must accept ‘ruthless prioritisation’ to this end, General Sir Patrick Sanders has said. Speaking… Read more »

U.S. Space Leadership Mandates Musk’s Heavenly Gaze

07/26/2022By Richard Weitz Whatever benefits Elon Musk might have brought to Twitter as its owner, U.S. space power will undoubtedly benefit from the deal’s collapse. Generous support in Congress, including… Read more »

The HMAS Canberra Works with USMC Aircraft Onboard for RIMPAC 22

07/25/2022By Robbin Laird HMAS Canberra was born in a strategic context for Australia considerably different from today. When the Australian government was considering adding an LHA to the force, the… Read more »

An Update on B-2s Engaged in Training with the RAAF

07/25/2022n an Australian Department of Defence article published on July 11, 2022, the arrival of B-2 aircraft to Amberley airbase was highlighted. B-2 Spirit bomber aircraft from the Pacific Air Forces… Read more »
In Briefs

F-35 Air-Tanking During Agile Combat Employment Training

08/15/2022Two U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 421st Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, receive fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft assigned… Read more »

HH-60W Air Combat Maneuver Training with an Mi-24 Hind helicopter

08/12/2022Airman from the 41st Rescue Squadron traveled to Lancaster Texas to train in the first HH-60W Air Combat Maneuver training with an Mi-24 Hind helicopter. MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, GA,… Read more »

Operation Turning Point

08/12/2022A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey lands on a recently repaired runway during Operation Turning Point on Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., June 16, 2022. The Osprey quickly touched down,… Read more »

Agile Combat Employment Training at MCAS Iwakuni

08/10/2022U.S. Airmen assigned to the 354th Air Expeditionary Wing conduct Agile Combat Employment training at Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, Japan, July 11, 2022. ACE is a key operating concept… Read more »

USAF and ROK Air Force Work F-35 Joint Operations

08/08/2022Lt. Col. Ryan “Voodoo” Worrell, Commander of the 356th EFS, talks about working jointly with the Republic of Korea pilot counterparts. SOUTH KOREA 07.08.2022 Video by Senior Airman Jack LeGrand… Read more »

MV-22B Osprey Squadron Supports Marine Special Forces

08/05/2022U.S. Marines with Marine Forces Special Operations Command conduct night operations with an MV-22B Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365, during Exercise Raven (RavenEx) 22-5 at Combat… Read more »

Naval Air Station Lemoore Public Works

08/03/2022Naval Air Station Lemoore Public Works Officer Cmdr. Greg Woods discusses what NAVFAC Southwest Public Works at NAS Lemoore does to support the Fleet, NAS Lemoore’s mission, future, and the… Read more »