USMC Makes Significant Change to The Ground Combat Element

05/15/2018
It is clear that with the strategic shift from the primacy of counter insurgency missions to operations in a contested environment, significant changes can be expected from the ground maneuver forces. For the Marines, changes are induced as well by the air combat capabilities already in the Corps and being…

Exercise Frisian Flag 2018

05/07/2018
Between 9 and the 20th of April, a large exercise was held at Leeuwarden Air Base in the Netherlands.  The exercise is called Frisian Flag 2018.  Participating aircraft from several countries in the world will be airborne twice a day.  04.11.2018 Video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Coffer  Regional Media Center…

Exercise Joint Warrior Culminates in Joint Expeditionary Force Live Exercise

05/07/2018
The UK hosted a major European exercise on UK territory which tested ways to enhance collective defense. According to a story in the Daily Mail published on May 3, 2018: British troops have taken part in one of Europe's largest military exercises with nearly 12,000 personnel from across 17 nations…

The RAAF Transition and Tron Warfare: The Case of the Growler

05/03/2018
By Robbin Laird The RAAF has been in the throes of significant modernization over the last decade as the C-17, KC-30A, Super Hornet and the Wedgetail have come together to shape an integrated and effective power projection force. The next wave of change is spearheaded by the F-35. But the…

The Allied Transformation Command: Shaping A Common Technological Awareness Within NATO

04/24/2018
By Murielle Delaporte Being ready for the next battles and imagining new forms of combat beyond Maginot lines require to “bring tomorrow’s topics to the table ,“ and especially the tables where national political decision-makers meet. For General Mercier, one of ACT’s main missions is indeed to raise the Western…

The Chief of the Royal Australian Navy Looks at the Future

04/21/2018
By Robbin Laird During my recent visit to Australia, with a clear focus on supporting the Williams Foundation effort to look at strategic transition facing the allied militaries, I had a chance to continue my discussions with Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, Chief of the Royal Australian Navy. The Vice Admiral…