Afghanistan: Whose War is This Anyway?

11/28/2010
By Michael W. Wynne, 21st Secretary of the Air Force War and politics in Afghanistan: a tough balancing act credit photo: www.csmonitor.com 11/28/2010 - As our casualties mount and our allies begin to look for the sidelines, we are receiving seriously mixed messages about our so-called war that is "breaking…

“Fly Before Buy”

11/15/2010
The Air Force Tanker Decision: A ‘Fairer’ Way Forward By Michael W. Wynne,  21st Secretary of the Air Force Credit: KC-135, http://www.aviationexplorer.com 11/17/2010 - The Air Force is confronting a conundrum that in 1998, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) called a mandatory replacement program for the aging tanker fleet.  There…

“Robots In Arms”

11/05/2010
Vice Admiral Joseph W. Dyer, U.S. Navy (Ret.) on the Future of Military Robotics and Awaiting New Concepts of Operations 11/05/2010 - Second Line of Defense recently sat down with Vice Admiral Joe Dyer (U.S. Navy, Ret.), Chief Operating Officer at iRobot Corporation, to discuss the evolution of robotics and…

Meeting the Chinese Challenge

10/29/2010
The Evolution of Chinese Science and Technology Capabilities An Interview with Mark Lewis 10/29 /2010 In September 2010, Second Line of Defense sat down with Mark Lewis, President, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Willis Young Professor and Chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Lewis is the former Chief…