AFMC Reforms: Ready, Fire, Aim!

11/10/2011
The New U.S. Air Force Strategy for Life Cycle Weapon Systems Management? By The Honorable William C. (Bill) Anderson *** The Honorable William C. (“Bill”) Anderson served as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics and the Air Force Senior Energy Executive under President George W.…

The Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and Libya: Shrinking “The Average Commute”

09/13/2011
An Interview With Colonel Mark Desens, Commander of the 26th MEU 09/05/2011 - In July 2011, Second Line of Defense sat down with Colonel Mark Desens to discuss the recent deployment of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit.  Earlier we had discussed, with Col. “Ozzie” Osborn, the 15th MEU, the evolution…

Ending Arctic Reluctance

07/07/2011
The United States and the Arctic By Rear Admiral Jeffrey M. Garrett, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired) 07/07/2011 - Long relegated to the periphery of world affairs—occupying the distorted top edge of a conventional Mercator projection of the world—the Arctic has been rediscovered in the first decade of the new millennium.…

Facing the Challenges of the Future in the Middle East

06/28/2011
A Conversation with Amir Oren Member, Editorial Board of Haaretz in Tel Aviv *** [caption id="attachment_19925" align="alignleft" width="123"] Amir Oren (Credit: click on picture)[/caption]   06/28/2011 - Amir Oren is a senior correspondent and columnist for Haaretz and a member of the newspaper's editorial board. He writes about defense and…

The Challenge of Maintaining a Global Fleet

06/05/2011
Shaping the Tools and Approaches to a Maintainable Force An Interview with Captain Mike Kelly 06/05/2011 - During a visit in San Diego in late March 2011 to the Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Second Line of Defense sat down Captain Mike Kelly to learn about the approach of…

Tanker Airlift Control Center (TACC) : Shaping Global Con-Ops

05/11/2011
The Role of the Global Mobility Enterprise An Interview With Lieutenant-General Allardice SLD visited Tanker Airlift Control Center (TACC) and several inputs from practitioners of the art of global mobility have provided interviews which will be posted over the next few weeks. 05/11/2011 - In preparation for Second Line of…

Gamechanger : The Evolving Amphibious Ready Group

05/02/2011
An Interview With General “Dog” Davis   Flight deck crew members prepare an MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, for take off during flight operations aboard USS Kearsarge, April 23, 2010 (Credit: 26th MEU)   05/02/2011 - Recently, Second Line of Defense looked at…

The ARG: A Core National Capability

04/20/2011
The Amphibious Ready Group: A Core National Capability An Interview With Colonel "Ozzie" Osborn, Former 15th MEU Commander 04/20/2011 - Second Line of Defense during its interview with Colonel “Ozzie” Osborn discussed the flexibility of the Amphibious Ready Group and Marine Expeditionary Unit team. Colonel Osborn provided an overview of…