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…

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…

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…

ATTC : The First “One-Stop Shop” For USCG Aviation Assets Maintenance Training

05/07/2010
How the USCG Addresses Aviation Training and Support: The Case of the ATTC in Elizabeth City, North Carolina In mid-March, SLD discussed the U.S. Coast Guard's evolving approach to training technicians and to shaping an effective maintenance enterprise with the retiring (but only in the separation from service meaning of…

Coast Guard’s Response to Fargo Flooding

04/28/2010
In this slide show, USCG activities in support of residents dealing with flood conditions are highlighted.  The activities are generated from the Great Lakes region, a region discussed this week by Admiral Neffenger. [slidepress gallery='coast-guard-responds-to-fargo-flooding'] Credit: U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area 3/19/10 Petty Officer 3rd Class Roderick Hathawy, a boatswains…