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05/28/2020
By Robbin Laird With the strategic shift from the land wars to the more fluid battlespace involving peer competitors engaged in full spectrum crisis management with the United States and its allies, one aspect of the change for military forces is how to use lethal force effectively. This comes down in part to how to target dynamically in a fluid political and military situation. And within the dynamics of management of escalation, how do I…
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Williamtown Airbase Operations, 2020

06/02/2020We have visited Williamtown Airbase in Australia several times in the past and look forward to future visits. In this posting, we highlight recent flight operations from Williamtown… Read more »

Working Mobile Basing: Defining the Challenge

05/31/2020By Robbin Laird The USMC has mobile basing in its DNA. With the strategic shift from the Middle Eastern land wars to full spectrum crisis management, an ability… Read more »

The Coming of the Air Warfare Destroyer to Australia: A Key Maritime Kill Web Building Block

05/31/2020By Robbin Laird, Williams Foundation Research Fellow Recently, the third and final Air Warfare destroyer, appropriately named HMAS Sydney was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy. This was… Read more »

The Strategic Shift and Dynamic Targeting: Meeting the Challenge

05/28/2020By Robbin Laird With the strategic shift from the land wars to the more fluid battlespace involving peer competitors engaged in full spectrum crisis management with the United… Read more »

Blue Water and Blue Skies: Working Air-Maritime Integration

05/22/2020It is clear that when either looking at the North Atlantic or the Pacific theater of operations, neither the USAF nor the USN are in a position to… Read more »

Training for Force Integration: The Perspective from the Air Warfare Center, Nellis AFB

05/21/2020By Robbin Laird and Ed Timperlake We visited the USAF Warfare Center in 2015, when Major General Jay Silveria, was the commanding officer. A visit last month was… Read more »

What is Triton’s Contribution to the Maritime Kill Web?

05/20/2020By Robbin Laird The US Navy has deployed Triton to Guam and has begun its operational history. According to an article on USNI News by Gidget Fuentes published… Read more »

Extending the Reach of the Kill Web: The US Navy Works with Allies on the Maritime Patrol Enterprise

05/13/2020By Robbin Laird In our last interview with Rear Admiral Garvin, we focused on how the P-8 / Triton dyad was reshaping the approach of the airborne element… Read more »

Shaping a Way Ahead with Regard to Electronic Warfare: The Perspective from HAVOC

05/12/2020By Robbin Laird With the strategic shift from the land wars to engaging in higher end conflict situations with peer competitors, electronic warfare and its role is changing… Read more »