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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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Shaping a Way Ahead for Training for the High-End Fight: The Perspective of the Former Commander of the 57th Wing, Nellis AFB

08/26/2021I first met Brigadier General, retired, Robert Novotny at RAF Lakenheath in 2016. There we focused on the coming of the F-35 to the base after the Brits… Read more »

Enabling Flexible Basing Across the Combat Chessboard: The Contribution of the CH-53K

08/16/2021As the Marines rework how they are going to shape their way ahead with regard to the joint force and full spectrum crisis management, their ability to operate… Read more »

Shaping a Way Ahead for the TACAIR Community: Visiting MAG-14

08/11/2021By Robbin Laird During my July 2021 visit to 2nd Marine Air Wing, I had a chance to meet with the leadership of MAG-14. I met with Col.… Read more »

Shaping a Way Ahead for the Assault Support Community: Visiting the “War Eagles” of MAG-29

08/10/2021By Robbin Laird During my visit to 2nd Marine Air Wing in July 2021, I had a chance to discuss the way ahead for the assault support community… Read more »

Triton Begins Multi-Intelligence Capability Phase

08/10/2021According to a press release published on July 29, 2021 from NAVAIR, the U.S. Navy has conducted first MQ-4C Triton test flight with multi-intelligence upgrade. The Navy conducted… Read more »

Amphibiosity and Combined and Joint Battle Problem: August 2021

08/06/2021The United States, Australia and Japan are working a modular task force built around what amphibious ships can bring to the fight. Amphibious ships can contribute significantly to… Read more »

Shaping a Way Ahead for the Assault Support Community: Visiting MAG-26

08/03/2021By Robbin Laird I first visited Marine Aircraft Group 26 (MAG-26) in 2007 when they were beginning the MV-22B Osprey transition. Now, the Osprey is the backbone of… Read more »

Ways Ahead for C-2 Enabled Marines in Distributed Operations for the Peer Fight

08/02/2021By Robbin Laird During my July 2021 visit to 2nd Marine Air Wing (2d MAW), I had a chance to visit again with Marine Air Control Group 28,… Read more »

Re-Shaping the USMC as a Crisis Management Force: Working Naval Integration

07/30/2021By Robbin Laird The Marines are re-focusing their efforts from the Middle East land wars to shaping their way ahead to build a purpose-built force to facilitate sea… Read more »