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…

Leveraging Vth Generation Aircraft

04/12/2011
Shaping a Cultural Shift From the “Legacy” Mindset 04/12/2011 - Recently, Second Line of Defense talked with Lieutenant-General Dave Deptula (Retired) about the opportunity to leverage new Vth generation aircraft to gain dramatic increases in capability and enhanced savings by retiring several specialized ISR assets.  Based on such a shift,…

The North Pacific Forum: Shaping an Infrastructure for Collaboration

04/02/2011
North Pacific Coast Guard Agencies Forum: Shaping an Infrastructure for Collaboration An Interview with Rear Admiral Bob Day 04/02/2011 - The little known North Pacific Coast Guard Forum is a key platform from which the Pacific powers can shape collaboration to enhance maritime safety and security in the Pacific. [1]…

Hypersonics and the Future of Warfare (II)

03/22/2011
An Interview With Professor Lewis 03/22/2011 - In January 2011, Second Line of Defense sat down with Professor Lewis to discuss the current status and dynamics of hypersonics [1].  Mark J. Lewis is chairman of Clark School’s Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, and President…

The Evolution of Hypersonics and Its Impact on the Future of Warfare, Part I

02/24/2011
02/24 /2011 - In January 2011, Second Line of Defense sat down with Professor Lewis to discuss the current status and dynamics of hypersonics.  Mark J. Lewis is chairman of Clark School’s Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, and President of the American Institute of…

Operating in the Arctic

02/12/2011
Resourcing For The 21st Century 02/12/2011 - In December 2010, Second Line of Defense sat down with one of the leading US experts on the Arctic who has significant operational experience in both polar regions.  Rear Admiral (Retired) Jeff Garrett remains significantly engaged as a national expert in various National…