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09/26/2020
By Robbin Laird I have argued that the shift from the land wars to the new strategic environment is best described as the shift to full spectrum crisis management. The return to great power competition and to an ability to dominate the high-end fight is the usual description of the shift, but for me, the focus is upon full spectrum crisis management in a contested environment. The U.S. services and our allies are focused on…
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Ready Spartan Prove 2020

10/08/2020The Royal Australian Air Force deployed C-27J Spartan aircraft and personnel from RAAF Base Amberley to participate in Exercise Ready Spartan Prove (RSP) in Townsville Queensland from 10… Read more »

The F-35 in the Way Ahead for USMC-US Navy Integration

09/29/2020By Robbin Laird During my visit to MAWTS-1 and to NAWDC, one clear instrument of their enhanced integration in the contested battlespace was rather obvious: The F-35 and… Read more »

Shaping Combat Architecture for Blue Water Expeditionary Operations

09/27/2020By Robbin Laird As the USMC focuses on how it can best help the US Navy in the maritime fight, two key questions can be posed: “How is… Read more »

Surface Warfare Officers and Training for the High-End Fight

09/26/2020By Robbin Laird I have argued that the shift from the land wars to the new strategic environment is best described as the shift to full spectrum crisis… Read more »

The Ground Combat Element in the Pacific Reset

09/24/2020By Robbin Laird As the USMC works its relationship with the US Navy, a core focus is upon how the Marine Corps can provide for enhanced sea control… Read more »

Visiting MAWTS-1, September 2020: A Discussion with Col. Gillette About Shaping a Way Ahead

09/22/2020By Robbin Laird Prior to my visit in early September 2020, I conducted a series of teleconferences with MAWTS-1 officers in the late Spring and early Summer. The… Read more »

Northern Lighting Exercise, 2020

09/21/2020According to an article by Captain Joe Travato published on August 9, 2020 in the Wisconsin Rapids City Times: Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center is hosting approximately… Read more »

Working New Approaches to Support Naval Expeditionary Force Insertion

09/16/2020In a September 4, 2020 USAF article by Lt. Michael Hardy, Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs, a recent combined exercise in the Indo-Pacific region was highlighted. It was… Read more »

Valiant Shield 2020

09/15/2020According to a story published by Anderson Air Force base, Guam on September 11, 2020, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command forces are participating in exercise Valiant Shield (VS), Sept. 14-25,… Read more »