The Flexibility of the ARG

03/10/2011
A Day in the Life of the PELEULIU ARG and 15th MEU Colonel Roy "Ozzie" Osborn, commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, concentrates as he performs a difficult hover drop of relief supplies during humanitarian relief efforts in the southern province of Sindh, Pakistan Credit: 15th Marine Expeditionary…

The ARG At The Vortex of Change

03/06/2011
How Amphibious Forces Create Strategic Options By Vince Martinez 03/06/2011 - The world is changing.  For many who have studied the subject over the last decade, the Arc of Instability is coming to fruition.  Old powers are beginning to falter under the pressures of collapsing economies, the lack of resources,…

The Libyan Crisis: Beyond “Bosnia ’96”

03/05/2011
How the New Amphibious Ready Group Expands the President’s Options By Robbin Laird 03/05/2011 - The Libyan crisis is occurring in a period of challenges to the USAF and USN’s ability to deliver capabilities useful to the President. Part of the problem is the significant commitment of dwindling assets for…

The JTRS Infrastructure

02/24/2011
Enabling Cost Effective Capability 02/24/2011 - In December, Second Line of Defense sat down with Marty Jenkins of Lockheed Martin to discuss the Airborne and Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System or AMF JTRS.  This is a significant program which can help re-shape interactive connectivity. This is the third of a…

Providing New Capabilities for the Ground Warrior

02/24/2011
Lt. General Deptula on Gorgon Stare 02/24/2011 - (Provided by Lt. Gen. Deptula) SLD:  What does Gorgon Stare bring to the warfighting table? Lt. Gen. Deptula: The Gorgon Stare program was developed to meet the ever-increasing demand for motion video from joint forces deployed in Afghanistan. What motion video accomplishes…