France Withdraws from NATO Naval Mission: Turkish Alleged Actions as Cause

07/03/2020
By Pierre Train Paris - France has pulled out of a NATO naval mission in the Mediterranean in protest against a Turkish frigate allegedly switching on targeting radar on a French warship, plunging ties between two members of the military alliance to a new low. “The president of the French…

The Challenge of Manning, Training, and Equipping Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Forces for the New Strategic Environment

07/02/2020
By Robbin Laird Earlier this year on March 12, 2020, Capt. Matthew Pottenburgh became the 58th Commodore in charge of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Eleven. In an article by Lt. Zachary Galcynski, the Wing Eleven Public Affairs Officer, the event was highlighted as follows: The Navy’s Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing…

SPMAGTF-CR-CC

07/02/2020
"The U.S. Marine Corps is the nation’s crisis response service, forward deployed and poised to rapidly respond to crises as necessary. "Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Forces, Crisis Response (SPMAGTF-CR), are Marine Corps units tailored to conduct crisis response, contingency operations, theater security cooperation, enabling operations, and all other missions…

The 158th Fighter Wing Transitions from F-16s to F-35s

07/01/2020
In a June 6, 2020 article by Michael Strasser, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Drum, 158th Fighter Wing the transition from F-16 to F-35 was highlighted: FORT DRUM, N.Y. (June 5, 2020) -- Members of the 158th Fighter Wing of the Vermont Air National Guard took to the skies over Fort Drum…

The UK in Baltic Defense: The View from Moray, Scotland

06/30/2020
The RAF is participating in the current Baltic Air Policing effort with Spain and France. An article by Sean McAngus published on June 26, 2020 by The Press and Journal highlighted the role of RAF Lossiemouth aircraft in the effort. Crews from RAF Lossiemouth based at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania,…

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.…