Shaping the Kill Web: The Impact on Designing the USN Fleet

01/20/2019
By Ed Timperlake There is a great US Navy quip about a surface combatant : “Captain we are underway with no way on.” This saying is essentially reporting that the ship is trying to go forward but it is stopped by currents or other forces and drifting. In a very…

Russia, China and Collaborative Actions: An Alliance in the Making

01/19/2019
By Stephen Blank A virtual flood of studies and articles continues to appear concerning Russo-Chinese relations.[i] Although the expert consensus remains that no alliance or no formal alliance between Russia and China exists despite their visibly growing intimacy; I would dispute that finding.[ii] Indeed, Moscow keeps inventing euphemisms to disguise…

Brexit and Identity Politics: A Case Study of Globalization in Flux

01/18/2019
By Kenneth Maxwell On January 15, 2019, the British prime minister, Mrs Theresa May, suffered the greatest parliamentary defeat in British history when members of the House of Commons voted 432 to 202 to kill her BREXIT deal which sets out the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU on…

Hi-Intensity Operations and Sustaining Self Reliance: Crafting a Strategic Capability

01/14/2019
On April 11, 2018, the Williams Foundation will hold its latest seminar on shaping 21st deterrence capabilities. The seminar will be held in Canberra, Australia from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM at theNational Gallery of Australia, ACT. The seminar will focus on a key but neglected element of the strategic shift…

UK F-35s Ready for Operations

01/12/2019
In a Royal Navy article published on January 11, 2019, the announcement by the Minister of Defence of the operational readiness of the UK's F-35s was highlighted and discussed. Naval aviators can now fly the world’s most advanced fighter on front-line missions after the F-35 Lightning was declared operational. In…

Avalon Airshow 2019: The Role of Victorian Industry in the F-35

01/12/2019
Victorian industry in Australia is playing a key role in the Australian F-35 program, both in supporting their own jets and the global enterprise. In  recent Defence Connect article by Stephen Kuper, January 10, 2019, its role was highlighted. Minister Pakula said, "The Australian International Airshow at Avalon is one…