Strategy, Concepts of Operations and Technology: The Challenge and Opportunity of Shaping a Distributed C2 Enabled Force

05/20/2019By Robbin Laird I would argue that the US and its allies are not so much facing a great power competition. I would refer to it as a… Read more »

Competitive Cross-Learning: The 21st Century Authoritarian Powers and the Liberal Democracies

05/12/2019By Robbin Laird The Trump Administration’s National Security Strategy underscored the return of great power competition. By so doing, they did focus much more on the world as… Read more »

The F-35 and the Warlords: A Look Back and a Look Ahead

05/10/2019We recently visited the Warlords at Beaufort MCAS. We had a chance to meet with the CO of the squadron and to watch flight demos at this year’s… Read more »

The 0-5 Military: Reshaping Concepts of Operations for Full Spectrum Crisis Management

05/09/2019By Robbin Laird Although interesting to speculate about technology and the future of warfare, the core point is the future is now.  The US and its allies have… Read more »

Software Upgradeability and the F-35 Global Enterprise: The Australian Case

05/08/2019In article published by Australian Defence and Business Review on their January-February 2019 issue, Andrew McLaughlin provided a look at how to think about the F-35 and its… Read more »

Opening the F-35 Flight Envelope: The Perspective of a VMFAT-501 Pilot

04/30/2019U.S. Marine Capt. Frank Zastoupil, F-35B Lighting II pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, speaks about the capabilities of the F-35B Lighting II and its participation… Read more »

Visiting the Warlords: An April 2019 Update from the CO of VMFAT-501

04/29/2019By Robbin Laird During my most recent visit to 2ndMarine Air Wing, I had a chance to visit MCAS Beaufort and meet with Lt. Col. Adam Levine, the… Read more »

Warlords Fly at MCAS Beaufort Air Show

04/29/2019We had a chance to attend the 2019 Beaufort MCAS Airshow on Friday, April 26, 2019. A visit the day before with the CO of the Warlords provided… Read more »

The 2019 Beaufort MCAS Airshow: The Warlords and the Latest F-35 on Display

04/28/2019We had a chance to attend the 2019 Beaufort MCAS Airshow on Friday, April 26, 2019. The airshow goes through today, April 28, 2019. A visit the day… Read more »