Public Communications and the FCAS: A Case Study?

11/24/2022
By Pierre Tran Paris - Perhaps future masters students at business and journalism schools will be presented with the European future combat air system as a case study on how not to handle communications on a multi-billion euro military project loaded with political and industrial implications. There appears to be…

Edward the Peacemaker: Remembering How Fragile Peace Is

11/23/2022
By Kenneth Maxwell In Tiverton there is a statue of King Edward VII on the bridge over the River Lowman. The River Lowman joins the River Exe a short distance downstream and delineates the riverine boundaries of the old town of Tiverton in mid-Devon. I pass by King Edward’s statue…

Employment of Expeditionary Hospitalization on the First Island Chain

11/21/2022
In an article by Grady Fontana published by the U.S. Navy on 18 November 2022, the exercising of an expeditionary medical facility in support of major combat operations was higlighted. “This exercise shows the power of Navy Medicine as part of an integrated Naval combat capability,” said Rear Adm. Darin…

Finnish Defence Minister Visits Japan: October 2022

11/20/2022
According to a story published by the Japanese Ministry of Defence, the Finnish Defence Minister visited Japan and met the Japanese Defence Minister on 26 October 2022. On October 26, 2022, Defense Minister Hamada and Defence Minister Kaikkonen held a Defense Ministerial Meeting from 10:15 for 45 minutes at the…

Enhancing Capability for Fleet Logistical Support for Contested Operations

11/18/2022
By Robbin Laird In a period of global competition and conflict, the liberal democracies need to accelerate their capabilities to defend themselves and to find ways to enhance their deterrent capabilities not just for the long haul but in the short to mid-term. My recent visit to Australia, where I met…

Changing the Business Rules: Moving Beyond Slo Mo War Preparation

12/18/2017
2017-12-18 By Brian Morra The Department of Defense’s acquisition system is a major cause of the erosion of the defense capabilities of the United States. This erosion is visible in high profile, fatal accidents like those the US Navy has experienced in the Western Pacific over the past two years.…