Shaping a Pacific Strategy IV

10/11/2011
10/11/2011 - The approach we are building is from the ground up – quite literally.  The US to protect its economic interests and sovereignty needs to deploy forward throughout the Pacific. We started with the USCG and its everyday forward deployments in the North and South Pacific.  And our interview…

The Role of the Osprey in Operation Odyssey Dawn

09/22/2011
09/22/2011 - During our annual visit to New River to get caught up on Osprey developments, Second Line of Defense sat down with Lt. Col. Boniface who was the XO for the Aviation Combat Element (ACE) for the 26th MEU. We have published recently an interview with Col. Desens, the…

Trouble Busters: The Agile Response Group in Action

09/06/2011
09/06/2011 By Maj. General Tim Hanifen, Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris and Robert Holzer Global demand for amphibious forces outstrips resources. When a crisis erupts the first question U.S. leaders often ask is, “Where are the aircraft carriers?” This historical axiom, however, has expanded over time and now regional commanders also…

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…