Rotorcraft Support for the USMC in Afghanistan

06/07/2010
This slide show features the role of rotorcraft support to Marine Corps operations in Afghanistan.  Since the start of operations in Marjah, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466, Marine Aircraft Group 40, Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan, has provided support of Operation Moshtarak. The squadron, known as the "Wolfpack," provides heavy lifting capabilities…

Log on the Web

06/04/2010
HIGHLIGHTS By Kirsten Ashbaugh ka@sldinfo.com [caption id="attachment_9415" align="alignleft" width="90" caption=" "][/caption] DOD Certifies 6 Programs Under Nunn-McCurdy Law Breaches "Nunn-McCurdy legislation requires DOD officials to constantly estimate the cost of programs and compare it to the estimate of the cost when the program started. "When a program grows more than…

LCS Conducts Counter-illicit Trafficking Operations

05/31/2010
This slide show focuses on the littoral combat ship USS Freedom conducting joint counter-illicit trafficking operations with the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. [slidepress gallery='lcs-conducts-counter-illicit-trafficking-operations'] Credit: US Navy Visual Service, Pacific Ocean, At Sea, March 30th, 2010 All photos show the USS Freedom…

Commando Training

05/31/2010
This slide shows focuses upon a key training effort of US forces as they prepare to depart Iraq.  Commando training is a key element of building up relevant capabilities for Iraqi forces to provide for domestic security. [slidepress gallery='commando-training'] CreditL Joint Combat Camera Center Iraq, March 2010 In the first…

Filling The Vacuum: Getting Closer To A Nuclearized Saudi Arabia?

05/28/2010
By Franck Znaty (fz@sldinfo.com) In light of Iran’s determined drive to acquire nuclear weapons, what options remain on the table for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia? While the question of Saudi Arabia acquiring nuclear weapons has been raised many times in the past, news reports announced that Saudi Arabia was…