The CH-53K: A Logistical Force Multiplier

10/15/2010
Adding a Core USMC Capability: The CH-53K As A Logistical Force Multiplier An Interview with Major Jeff “Kingpin” Davis [caption id="attachment_12160" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Major Jeff "Kingpin" Davis (Credit photo: SLD, September 2010)"][/caption] 10/16/2010 - The Afghan war and the Iraqi operations have been tough on the rotorcraft supporting US forces. …

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09/30/2010
Growing Chinese Naval Forces Type 022 (Houbei-class) fast-attack missile craft credit photo: http://www.sinodefence.com This Week's Special Report: The Chinese Challenges This report provides a one-stop download of the articles posted this week on various aspects of understanding the Chinese challenge.  Richard Weitz provides an analysis of the Chinese naval challenge. …

Delivering Energy at the Tip of the Spear (Part One)

09/30/2010
09/30/2010 - This posting begins a three part series of the Honorable Bill Anderson’s examination of how to deliver energy to the deployed warfighter.  By enhancing the ability of the deployed force to self-sustain, a revolution in combat logistics can be generated. As Bill Anderson underscores: A more heavily armored…

Combat Air Power: “The Need For A New Path”

09/12/2010
A Conversation with General Corley About the Future of Air Power [caption id="attachment_11610" align="alignnone" width="150" caption="General John D.W. Corley"][/caption] In late August 2010, Second Line of Defense’s Robbin Laird visited with General Corley for a wide-ranging discussion of the future of air power. General Corley retired November 2009 as the…

LCS : Testing A New Distance Sustainment Approach

09/07/2010
An Interview with Rear Admiral James McManamon, Deputy Commander for Surface Warfare, SEA 21, Naval Systems Command [caption id="attachment_11283" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Rear-Admiral McManamon (Credit Photo: SLD, June 2010)"][/caption] In late June, Second Line of Defense sat down with Rear Admiral McManamon to discuss his assessment of the approach to supporting…