Soutien, Logistique Défense

05/01/2012
Our associate Soutien, Logistique Défense publishes a regular journal which focuses on defense, support, and defense and security operations and is entering its fourth year of operation. This successful magazine is widely read in the French-speaking world, and is present at the major trade shows in defense, aerospace, security and support.…

U.S. Grand Strategy Options

04/29/2012
By Richard Weitz The fifth discussion panel at the April 2012 Army War College Annual Strategy Conference assessed the U.S. grand strategy option in coming years. Nate Freier Mr. Nate Freier of the National War College and the U.S. Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute opened the discussion by presenting the…

The F-35 Cockpit: Enabling the Pilot as a Tactical Decision Maker

04/18/2012
Dr. Michael L. Skaff created this briefing. Skaff described his background in a recent interview as follows: I was an F-16 pilot out of the Air Force Academy. I was prior enlisted, and I’ve been with Lockheed Martin for about 23 years working on the F-35 cockpit since ’95. I flew…

Counter-piracy strategies in South East Asia: Myth versus reality

01/17/2012
01/17/2012 What is the primary tool to fighting piracy and armed robbery in South East Asia? Is it the bilateral aerial patrol initiative, ‘Eyes in the Sky’? Is it the information sharing agencies such as the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) or the Regional Agreement in Combating Piracy and Armed Sea…

2012: Swans Take Flight

01/15/2012
01/08/2012 by Robbin Laird As the country prepares for the Presidential and Congressional elections, the world will move on oblivious to the logic of the debate inside the Beltway and the country.  The national debt has become a more important focus than national security.  In fact, for many the two have…

Saudi Arms Deal offers Boeing Military Aviation a Lifeline

01/03/2012
01/03/2012 by Richard Weitz On December 29, the Obama administration announced that the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have finalized the deal to provide advanced F-15SA combat aircraft to the Royal Saudi Air Force.  The sale has gained widespread support within the U.S. defense community and will…

A Danish Perspective on the Challenge of Arctic Security

12/15/2011
12/15/2011 During the recent visit of Second Line of Defense to Denmark, SLD’s Robbin Laird and Hans Tino Hansen of Risk Intelligence sat down with Admiral Nils Wang, Commandant of the Royal Danish Defence College and former head of the Danish Navy to discuss the challenges of Arctic security.  SLD has…