Visiting MAG-31: An Update on the Warlords

06/07/2015
06/07/2015: On May 19, 2015, a week before visiting the USS WASP and meeting with the crew and pilots doing the operational trials aboard the ship, the Second Line of Defense team went to MCAS Beaufort to discuss the progress made with the Warlords after moving from Eglin. We had…

Visiting VMU-2 at Cherry Point

06/07/2015
06/07/2015: On May 18, 2015, the Second Line of Defense team visited the Marine Corps UAV squadron at Cherry Point. This was a return visit. In the earlier interview conducted in the summer of 2014. The importance of shaping a more flexible UAS for USMC operations was highlighted, With regard…

Visiting the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum

05/15/2015
05/18/2015: Second Line of Defense has focused on the Mighty Eighth during a visit to France to commemorate a crew, which crashed in France on July 4, 1943. Located near Savannah, George one can visit the amazing National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. http://mightyeighth.org/visit/visit-us/ Recently, service members from…

Visiting HMS Queen Elizabeth

05/09/2015
05/09/2015: At the end of March 2015, Second Line of Defense visited HMS Queen Elizabeth in Scotland.  These photos were shot during the visit by the RN/RAF team and are credited to them. [maxgallery id="118173"] The first photo shows the ski jump on the flight deck for the F-35B.  The…

Visiting Djibouti: November 2014

03/31/2015
03/31/2015: In November 2014, Second Line of Defense Co-Founder, Murielle Delaporte, visited the French and American forces in Djibouti.  These photos highlight some aspects of that visit and we will shortly have an overview on Djibouti and on the role of French forces there informed by that visit. Djibouti is…

Our 2000 Posting: As We Come Towards the End of Our Third Year

09/03/2012
2012-09-02 As we reach November 2012, we will mark our third year of operation. We have as of today posted our 2,000 story. We want to thank our global readership which has reached more than 3,000 readers a day. We have emerged as a relied upon source for defense information…

Happy Birthday Nunn-Lugar! Another Case of Second Line of Defense In Action

12/13/2011
12/13/2011 by Richard Weitz The optimal strategy for averting WMD threats is to cooperate with other countries in reducing them. In this respect, the cooperative threat reduction (CTR) projects between Russia and the United States stands out as one of the most successful examples of peacetime security collaboration between major…