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On September 28, 2022, the Williams Foundation hosted its latest seminar. The focus was on the challenges which need to be addressed in making the biggest change to Australian defence seen in recent memory. Rather than focusing on the away games and support for its major ally in such efforts, the focus was returning to the direct defence of Australia and what needs to be done with an adversary which can cut Australia off from…

The German F-35 Decision and Its Cascading Effects on German Defense

04/12/2022By Robbin Laird At the end of February 2022, the German chancellor announced a new way ahead with regard to German defense and the immediacy required for upgrading… Read more »

The Amphibious Fleet in Maneuver Warfare: The Return to the Sea and Bold Alligator

01/24/2022By Robbin Laird I am crafting a series on mobile basing as a strategic capability for the joint force. The strategic importance of mobile basing goes up with… Read more »

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 »