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The ADF and the Way Ahead for an Australian Deterrent Strategy

09/24/2018In this report, the major presentations and discussions at the Williams Foundation seminar on the imperative for an independent strike deterrent held on August 23, 2018 in Canberra, Australia are highlighted along with interviews conducted before, during and after the seminar as well. The focus is upon shaping an effective deterrent strategy as the ADF… Download PDF Now »
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One Sky Exercise

10/22/2018USAFE working with the Polish Air Force during the NATO One Sky Exercise. SFK, UNITED KINGDOM 09.19.2018 Video by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee  100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Read more »

Japan and Australia: Working Their Strategic Dynamic

10/13/2018We consider the evolution of the Australian-Japanese relationship as one of the most critical ones which can affect the reshaping of deterrent capabilities and relations in the Pacific. Both countries… Read more »

UK Prepares for new ASW Frigate

10/10/2018The UK is in the process of developing and then building a new anti-submarine frigate.  And the UK received the good news earlier this year that their new ship would… Read more »

Japanese-Indian Bilateral Maritime Exercise, 2018

10/08/2018New Delhi, October 7, 2018 Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) Ships Kaga, an Izumo Class Helicopter Destroyer and Inazuma – a Guided Missile Destroyer arrived at Visakhapatnam on 07… Read more »

Northern European Defense and Security and the Way Ahead

10/07/2018By Robbin Laird In our work on Northern Europe, we have focused in several trips and reports on how, why and in what ways the Nordics are cooperating more closely… Read more »

Building the US–Australia Alliance

10/05/2018By Stephan Frühling The presidency of Donald Trump makes this a difficult time for any ally to contemplate closer institutional links to the United States. Nevertheless, strengthening the US–Australia alliance… Read more »
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One Sky Exercise

10/22/2018USAFE working with the Polish Air Force during the NATO One Sky Exercise. SFK, UNITED KINGDOM 09.19.2018 Video by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee  100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Read more »

Hangar Bay Ops During Valiant Shield 2018

10/19/2018Crew members aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conduct maintenance on U.S Navy EA-18G Growlers during exercise Valiant Shield 18, Sept. 19, 2018. Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S. only,… Read more »

Falcon 9 Launch

10/17/2018A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. at 7:21 p.m. PDT.  SpaceX completed the secondary mission of landing the first… Read more »

Growlers in Valiant Shield 2018

10/17/2018Sailors from Electronic Attack Squadron 138 (VAQ-138) perform post-flight operations for a U.S Navy EA-18G Growler as part of exercise Valiant Shield 18, on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept.… Read more »

AP-3C Orion in Exercise Kakadu  

10/15/2018Held biennially, Exercise KAKADU is a joint exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Navy and supported by the Royal Australian Air Force.  In 2018 it included 23 ships, 21 aircraft,… Read more »

Aircraft in Valiant Shield 2018

10/12/2018A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon, and a U.S. Air Force E-8 Joint STARS take off from Anderson Air Force Base, Guam to participate in exercise… Read more »

Red Flag Alaska, 2018

10/11/2018EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska  RED FLAG-Alaska 19-1, a realistic training exercise of simulated combat, is scheduled to begin Oct. 4 and continue through Oct. 18, 2018. Throughout RF-A 19-1,… Read more »