Russia’s ROKAF Connection

05/06/2011
By Dr. Richard Weitz 05/052011 - South Korea is an attractive defense market due to its large economy and justifiable need for military equipment to defend against a North Korean threat. The United States is the main supplier of imported weapons to the Republic of Korea Armed Forces (ROKAF). The…

State Department Goes on Cyber Offensive

05/05/2011
By Dr. Richard Weitz 05/05/2011 - Under Hillary Clinton, the U.S. State Department has made a major effort to promote international Internet liberties, including the freedoms of expression, association, and assembly online. Taken together, these rights comprise what Secretary Clinton has called the “freedom to connect.” The Department faces both…

Shaping Manufacturing for Sustainability: The Eurocopter Approach (2)

05/03/2011
05/03/2011 - Following the interview with Alain Rolland, where the Senior VP outlined the core approach of Eurocopter in shaping its approach to manufacturing for sustainability, SLD visited the factory to view some concrete examples of the approach.Pierre Maret, the head of the Development Center for Excellence, focused on the…

Can the PRC Dominate the Pacific in the Next 15 Years?

04/30/2011
Can the PRC Dominate the Pacific in the Next 15 Years? That is the question we pose to start our new companion Website, The Second Line of Defense Forum (http:///www.sldforum.com).  The editor-in-chief for the Forum is our well-known colleague, the Honorable Ed Timerlake. The first Second Line of Defense Forum issue…

Leveraging the Advantages of the USN-USMC Team

04/27/2011
04/27/2011 - In late March 2011, Second Line of Defense visited San Diego to discuss the evolution of the USN-USMC team as seen by key members of the staff of Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet.  At a time when the nation is remembering the 100 years of Naval Aviation,…