SLD Special Reports

The Strategic Shift from Counter-Insurgency and Stability Operations: High Tempo Ops, High Intensity Operations and Deterrence

04/26/2018Since 2014, the Williams Foundation has held a series of seminars, which have looked at the nature of military transformation enabled by new platforms, new technologies and new approaches. Shaping… Download PDF Now »
Whats New

NATO’s Allied Transformation Command: The Challenge of Shaping a Way Ahead

05/04/2018By Murielle Delaporte Recent interviews conducted in Norfolk, Virginia, and in particular with Supreme Allied Transformation Commander (SACT) General Denis Mercier, focused on how NATO is addressing its transformation. In… Read more »

President Trump and Reshaping Diplomacy

05/02/2018What has happened so far on North Korea is certainly dynamic. What will happen may be equally dynamic. If one reads the various forecasts of what was certain to happen… Read more »

Shaping a Kill Web Approach to Dealing with the High End Fight

04/28/2018We are focusing on several aspects of change in the global strategic situation as well the approach which U.S. and allied forces are taking to engage effectively as the strategic… Read more »

Defense.Info Website Launched April 18, 2018

04/25/2018Recently, we have launched a new companion website to Second Line of Defense. Defense.Info is a website that provides cutting-edge analyses of global strategic challenges and developments as well as… Read more »

The Allied Transformation Command: Shaping A Common Technological Awareness Within NATO

04/24/2018By Murielle Delaporte Being ready for the next battles and imagining new forms of combat beyond Maginot lines require to “bring tomorrow’s topics to the table ,“ and especially the… Read more »

Macron, De Gaulle and Working with the Americans and the Russians

04/23/2018President Trump has already visited Paris; now President Macron is visiting Washington. It is a difference in styles, approaches and perhaps temperament, But President Macron has arrived in the midst… Read more »
In Briefs

Stinger Trainer Launch Simulator Shoot at Sea

04/24/2018U.S. Marines with Marine Air Control Group (MACG) 28 Low Altitude Air Defense (LAAD) Detachment, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct a Stinger… Read more »

WIN-T and Combat Innovation

04/22/2018Warrior Information Network-Tactical Lite is changing the way Soldiers communicate on the battlefield. 04.02.2018 Video by Tyler Prince  Defense Media Activity – Arm Read more »

USS Wasp Flight Ops

04/22/2018F-35B Lightning II pilots with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit perform flight operations aboard the USS Wasp (LHD-1) during Certification Exercise, April 13, 2018.  The 31st MEU and Amphibious Squadron… Read more »

Exercise Frisian Flag 2018 (2)

04/22/2018Between 9 and the 20th of April, a large air combat exercise was held at Leeuwarden Air Base in the Netherlands.  The exercise is called Frisian Flag 2018.  Participating aircraft from… Read more »

12th Air Force Participates in Chilean Air Show

04/21/2018Twelfth Air Force (AFSOUTH) joined with Airmen from across the United States to support the FIDAE (Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio) Air Show, April 3-8 in Santiago, Chile. … Read more »

Exercise Frisian Flag 2018

04/21/2018Between 9 and the 20th of April, a large exercise has been held at Leeuwarden Air Base in the Netherlands.  The exercise is called Frisian Flag 2018.  Participating aircraft from several… Read more »

B-1 Prior to Syrian Strike

04/20/2018U.S. AIR FORCES CENTRAL COMMAND (April 14, 2018)  U.S. Air Force maintenance Airmen and aircrews conduct final checks on a B-1 Bomber before launching to strike chemical weapons targets in… Read more »