Planning an exit strategy (II): Lessons learned in Kosovo

05/22/2010
[caption id="attachment_8874" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="General Gaviard With President Jacques Chirac After the Air Operations in Kosovo in 1999"][/caption] This is the second of a series of four articles on the subject of conflict management written by General Jean-Patrick Gaviard. General Gaviard was Commander of Air Defense and of Air Operations…

General McNabb’s Approach on TRANSCOM: A Multi-Modal Focus

05/21/2010
[caption id="attachment_8720" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="General Duncan J. McNabb, Commander U.S. Transportation Command"][/caption] SLD sat down with General Duncan J. McNabb, Commander U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), and his staff to discuss the role of TRANSCOM in current operations, with a special emphasis on Afghanistan and Haiti. This part of the interview…

Supporting TRANSCOM

05/21/2010
No More Iron Mountain An Interview with Tom Goudreau, Director Business Development, Information Systems and Global Services, Lockheed Martin [slidepress gallery='supporting-transcom'] Source: Lockheed Martin, April 18th, 2010 SLD: Normally logistics and sustainment really don’t receive a lot of attention within the strategic debate, but clearly Afghanistan and Iraq have elevated…

Coping with the Euro-Crisis: The Remaking of Europe and Challenges for Defense And Security

05/20/2010
By Dr. Robbin Laird and Dr. Harald Malmgren [caption id="attachment_8747" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="The Greek Bailout (http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk)"][/caption] The Euro crisis associated with the May, 2010 Greek bailout is more fundamental than closing a one-time hemorrhage of debt imbalances.  Politics within the Eurozone national governments are putting severe stresses on the cohesiveness…

Augmenting the Capability of the Amphib: A Key Element in the Evolution of the Seabase

05/12/2010
[slidepress gallery='augmenting-the-capability-of-the-amphib-a-key-element-in-the-evolution-of-the-seabase'] In mid-March, SLD talked with Jim Strock, Director, Seabasing Integration Division, Capabilities Development Directorate, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps Combat Development and Integration based at Quantico.  Jim Strock is one of the nation’s leading experts on seabasing and an innovative thinker with regard to the evolution of U.S. Naval…

Russian-Indian Arms Deals Hold Steady; But For How Long?

05/12/2010
By Richard Weitz Russian defense companies are counting on additional weapons sales to India to compensate for the precipitous decline in their military exports to China. India is replacing the PRC as the world’s leading arms importer. Until now, Soviet and Russian suppliers have provided about two-thirds of India’s military…