Bomber Task Force Deploys to RAF Fairford: How to Respond to the Russian Nuclear Threat

03/17/2019
A Bomber Task Force deployment of B-52 Stratofortress aircraft, Airmen and support equipment from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, have arrived in the U.S. European Command area of operations for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training. The aircraft will operate out of RAF…

New Report: Would You Actually Like to Kill Hypersonic Cruise Missiles Rather than Just See the Attack from Space

03/17/2019
It is not just about getting better intelligence through space-based systems to have an historical record of what killed you. It is about the kill web executing the kill function. This report focuses on the way ahead now and for the five year period ahead. The future is now; the…

Building Out the US and Allied Aegis Integrated Defense Capability: The Japanese Add to the Deterrent Force

03/13/2019
The enhanced capability of the US and allied navies is coming not just from platforms but from kill web integration. There is no greater case in point than how the US Navy and the allies are integrating their Aegis destroyers. Earlier, this year, the Australian Navy demonstrated its ability to…

Reshaping the Norwegian Defence Force: Key Acquisitions in the Next 7 Years

03/10/2019
We have focused for some time on the importance of the modernization efforts of the Nordics in dealing with the return of the direct defense challenge in Europe. A key state in the effort has clearly been Norway. Recently, the Norwegian government released their defence plan for the next seven…

Shaping “Collaborative Connected Warfare”: SACT General Lanata’s Approach to Transformation

03/06/2019
By Murielle Delaporte NATO's Allied Transformation Command will celebrate's its fifteenth year this year as NATO celebrates its seventieth. Earlier this month, in an interview with the new Supreme Commander, General André Lanata, we had a chance to discuss his approach to ACT and its transformation mission. When asked about the…

Seeking Greater Sovereignty in Defense Production and Sustainment: The Australian Loyal Wingman Case

03/06/2019
By Robbin Laird Part of the defense rethinking going on in Australia involves finding ways to enhance a sustainable fifth generation force. Building out a lethal and effective offensive-defensive force, which can expand the perimeter for the defense of Australia and provide for allied extended deterrence, is a core focus…

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.…