A Mad World

10/29/2010
Russia Exporting Missiles to Syria: It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world! By David J. Smith David J. Smith is Director, Georgian Security Analysis Center, Tbilisi, and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, and was formerly Ambassador to the Strategic Arms Control Talks in the Reagan Administration. Published…

Integrating Regional Missile Defense (Part One)

10/28/2010
The Challenge of Crafting Integrated Missile Defense in NATO and Other Allied Regions By Ambassador (Ret.) Jon D. Glassman, Director for Government Policy, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Ambassador Glassman provides a two-part assessment of the challenge of building effective, integrated missile defense systems in NATO and in other regional allied…

UAS: Shaping the Operational Real Estate

10/28/2010
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and the Future of the Amphibious Force By Vince Martinez Vince Martinez is a regular contributor to Second Line of Defense and is the President and Founder of Affinity Fidelis Consulting and Technologies; a defense consulting firm in Northern Virginia. *** 10/29/2010 - As the military…

Iraq 2012: Nuclear Security

10/28/2010
By Dr. Richard Weitz 10/29/2010 - [caption id="attachment_11352" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Yukiya Amano, Director General of the IAEA (Credit Photo: IAEA)"][/caption] Yukiya Amano, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), faces a major challenge in seeking to prevent further nuclear proliferation in the Middle East. In addition to…

The USMC and Expeditionary Logistics

10/27/2010
Reshaping and Incorporating New Capabilities An Interview with Lieutenant-Colonel Applewhite 10/29/2010 - Earlier this summer, Second Line of Defense talked about the most recent USMC logistics game and some of the conclusions that might be drawn from that wargame for USMC approaches to expeditionary logistics.  At the time of the…

“Re-norming” the Asymmetric Advantage (Part Two)

10/17/2010
“Re-norming” the Asymmetric Advantage in Air Dominance: “Going to War with the Air Force You Have” (Part Two) By Michael W. Wynne, 21st Secretary of the U.S. Air Force 10/17/2010 What are the available platforms and technologies that we have invested in to date? And how can we shape effective…