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01/17/2022
On 1 December 2021, the Williams Foundation held its second 2021 seminar, this one focused on shaping a way ahead for a sovereign Australian space strategy. That report can be found on the Williams Foundation website as well as on Second Line of Defense and Defense.info. Since 2018, the focus of the seminars has been increasingly with regard to how to extend the reach of the ADF given the changing nature of the challenges facing…
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Final Report: Australia and Shaping a Sovereign Space Strategy

01/17/2022On 1 December 2021, the Williams Foundation held its second 2021 seminar, this one focused on shaping a way ahead for a sovereign Australian space strategy. That report… Read more »

Air Marshal (Retired) Geoff Brown on the ADF and Australian Space Capabilities

01/08/2022By Robbin Laird On 1 December 2021, the Williams Foundation held its second seminar for the year. The first one was in April 2021 and focused on next… Read more »

Mobile Basing as a Strategic Capability: The USMC and Re-shaping the Joint and Coalition Force

01/04/2022By Robbin Laird With the current focus on finding ways for the USMC to better support the joint force, a key opportunity might be overlooked. How might the… Read more »

Shaping a Way Ahead for the Australian Space Enterprise

12/30/2021By Robbin Laird Recently, the Williams Foundation held its latest bi-annual seminar, this one focused on the way ahead for the Australian space enterprise.  Since 2014, the Williams… Read more »

Working F-35 Flexible Basing for the North Carolina-Based Marines

12/24/2021According to a November 18, 2021, story by LCpl Michele Clarke, 2nd MAW recently worked practiced F-35B operations working with a forward arming and refueling point. The Marines… Read more »

Task Force 59: Another Perspective

12/12/2021By Robbin Laird The recent formation of Task Force 59 by the U.S. Navy launches a significant way ahead in working a path for the introduction of maritime… Read more »

Finland Joins the F-35 Global Enterprise

12/10/2021According to a press release on December 10, 2021 by the Finnish government, “the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II is Finland’s next multi-role fighter.” The Government of Finland… Read more »

Training for the Interoperable and Integratable Force: Preparing for the High-End Fight

12/01/2021By Robbin Laird To get the kind of combat effect which U.S. forces seek, integratability of key elements of the force is crucial. It is not the old… Read more »

A Discussion with Major General James F. Glynn: The CG of MARSOC

11/30/2021By Robbin Laird The Marine Forces Special Operations Command provides an interesting case study for the USMC transformation path. It was stood up in 2006 and was clearly… Read more »