Another Coalition Airpower Dynamic: Training for Next Generation Aircraft

05/01/2015
2015-04-29 The Royal Dutch Air Force (RNLAF) has selected the F-35 as its next generation aircraft. Indeed, the Norwegians and the Dutch are both planning to be an all-fifth generation fleet. Others might join them in Europe as well in this process. The Italian and the UK Air Forces will…

Tectonic Junction: The Evolution of French Forward-Based Forces in Djibouti

04/25/2015
2015-04-22 By Murielle Delaporte *** This article is based in part on interviews conducted last November with French and U.S. military forces based in Djibouti. Djibouti is uniquely located "near a tectonic triple junction, where three tectonic plates meet: African, Arabian and Somali," reads its geological description referring to the Red…

Baltic Battalion Prepares for NATO Response Force

04/22/2015
04/22/2015: The Baltic Battalion -- not to be confused with the Battalion of the same name formed in the 1990’s – is a new initiative combining Estonian, Latvia and Lithuanian forces. In 2014, the battalion began preparations for the 2016 rotation of the NATO Response Force (NRF) and is due…