“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…

Evaluating the Proposed Saudi Arabian Arms Deal

10/16/2010
By Dr. Richard Weitz 10/16 /2010 - The Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency is expected to confirm soon an estimated $60 billion U.S. arms deal with Saudi Arabia. The unstated but widely understood purpose of the sale, which has been under discussion since 2007, is to enhance the Kingdom’s ability…

Crafting Relevant Capabilities

10/16/2010
Arms Sales a Necessary, But Not Sufficient Condition for Enhanced Deterrence By Dr. Robbin Laird 10/16 /2010 - Richard Weitz’s review and assessment of the proposed Saudi arms sale discusses some of the platforms on offer, which could go with what the Saudis already have in the inventory.  Platforms are…

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. …

From the Sea to the Sea: Power Projection and “Withdrawal”

10/15/2010
The Hon. Ed Timperlake on the role of power projection forces in supporting U.S. obligations and interests when effecting a strategic withdrawal. Amphibious Assault Vehicles with AAV platoon, Battalion Landing Team 1/7, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, maneuver toward the USS Denver off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 7, 2010…

Perspective from Moscow: The International Arctic Forum

10/15/2010
By Caroline Mükusch cm@sldinfo.com 10/15/2010 - Competition for the Arctic has been growing intense since 2007. The Arctic neighboring states have proclaimed or renewed their national strategies on the Arctic. In the short-, mid- and long-term perspective, the question of who is entitled to the Arctic region and its vast…

Building the F35C

10/09/2010
Following Up With Armando Martinez, Lockheed Martin Armando Martinez was recently the completion supervisor for the BF-4 or the 4th F35-B; he is now the completion supervisor for the first build of the F35-C, or the naval version of the F-35. [slidepress gallery='building-the-f35c'] Credit: Lockheed Martin, Fort Worth,  Texas, September…