The New European Defense and Security Map: The Case of Norway

05/23/2012
5/23/12 By Robbin Laird As the Euro zone is re-shaped, it will have a major effect on Europeans and defense.  Defense and national forces are a key part of sovereignty and expression of what a nation believes and seeks to defend. The Euro zone countries face a major question because…

Ending Arctic Reluctance

07/07/2011
The United States and the Arctic By Rear Admiral Jeffrey M. Garrett, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired) 07/07/2011 - Long relegated to the periphery of world affairs—occupying the distorted top edge of a conventional Mercator projection of the world—the Arctic has been rediscovered in the first decade of the new millennium.…

The AEGIS Global Enterprise: Crafting a Global Defensive Capability

09/18/2009
[caption id="attachment_481" align="alignleft" width="214" caption="Aegis Missile Launch"][/caption] Missile defense is a global effort. It requires the global deployment of U.S. forces and the capability to connect those forces with those of its allies. Joint and coalition concepts of operations are being shaped to ensure decision makers with the options of…