U.S. Marines in the Indo-Pacific, April 2022

The number of U.S. Marines forward-based and forward-deployed in the Indo-Pacific has increased from approximately 20,000 to 26,000 with the beginning of several multilateral exercises. CAMP H.M. SMITH, HI 04.08.2022 Video by Staff Sgt. Brett Norman U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific https://www.amazon.com/U-S-Marine-Corps-Transformation-Path/dp/1667819577/ref=sr_1_4?crid=PI1XJXEXR4U1&keywords=robbin+laird&qid=1649716597&sprefix=robbin+laird%2Caps%2C46&sr=8-4  

The Requirements of a Sovereign Defence Space Capability

Recently, the Williams Foundation held its latest bi-annual seminar, this one focused on the way ahead for the Australian space enterprise.  Since 2014, the Williams Foundation has held bi-annual seminars on the transformation of the ADF as it embraced fifth generation warfare and working joint force integration. Since 2018, the…

The CH-53K and the Recovery of a MH-60 Navy Helicopter

Marines in two CH-53K King Stallions from Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron, executed the recovery of a downed Navy MH-60 helicopter on 4-5 Sept. 2021 in Bishop, California. The two day operation was the first official fleet mission for the CH-53K King Stallion, as it undergoes operational assessment while…

The Coming of the CH-53K: A Look Back at 2020 and 2021 Developments

By Robbin Laird In this report, I have brought together my pieces (with one exception) on the CH-53K published since mid-2020. The one exception? II start the report with a NAVAIR press release about the event highlighted on the cover page photo. All of these articles show steady progress towards…