LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE
Above : Lieutenant-Colonel David R. Berke, USMC
Lt. Col. Berke, based at Nellis AFB, is the Marine Corps F-22 exchange pilot, i.e. the first Marine aviator to fly the Raptor. Lt. Colonel Berke has been a Top Gun instructor, an F-18 pilot, and an F-16 pilot and has served as ground air controller with the US Army for a year. This picture was taken on June 25th, 2010 at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, California (credit: MCAS Miramar, June 25th, 2010)
ANNOUNCING OUR “FUTURE OF POWER PROJECTION” NEW SERIES
We are starting this week a new series on the future of power projection. The series will address the challenges and opportunities for re-shaping U.S. and allied power projection capabilities in the decades ahead. The U.S. and its allies provide the bedrock for providing for the security of the global commons and in shaping an effective global security enterprise. In the face of financial pressures and declining platform numbers, greater capability to coalesce U.S. and allied efforts in terms of forces, technologies and con-ops will be of increasing importance in shaping future power projection capabilities.