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…

The Future of C2

10/09/2010
A French View By General Jean-Patrick Gaviard 10/09/2010 - This article, released here with the permission of its author, has been published previously by DSI magazine. Credit photo: C2ISR/CAOC, Air Force Network Integration Center, USAF(www.afnic.af.mil) After initially describing the "classic" operation of air command and control centers (C2) of yesterday…

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…

Gulf to Remain Prime Theater for Iranian Deterrence

10/08/2010
By Dr. Heinrich Matthee, Academic Head, Black Hall College London Dr. Heinrich Matthee is a political and security risk analyst specializing on the Middle East and Muslim politics worldwide. Dr. Matthee has more than 14 years' experience of advising governments, multinational companies and NGOs. 10/08/2010 - This article was originally…

The Future of Power Projection: Déjà Vu—All Over Again

10/08/2010
By Hon. Ed Timperlake 10/08/2010 - As the United States Marines go through one of the cyclic challenges to their mission, it is interesting to look at the Navy/Marine team’s recent performance of a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). Navy/Marines forces in the Indian Ocean (IO) projected power from the sea…

The Osprey: Bedrock For Con-Ops Change (I)

10/08/2010
New River Update on the Osprey: Osprey Speed and Range Enables Change [caption id="attachment_11996" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Captain Dwyer (Credit photo: SLD)"][/caption] 10/08/2010 – In an SLD interview with Captain Dwyer, the Osprey pilot discussed his time with the MEU after leaving Haiti.  The USS Nassau on which Captain Dwyer was…

Energy At The Tip Of The Spear (II)

10/08/2010
Delivering Energy at the Tip of the Spear (Part Two) Deployable, Portable Renewable Power Units are Ready Today By Hon. Bill Anderson This posting is the second of a three part posting of the Honorable Bill Anderson’s examination of how to deliver energy to the deployed warfighter.  By enhancing the…