Key Developments

Preparing for a Quantum Leap: The Australian Case

By Anastasia Kapetas

When we think of technology and geostrategic competition, artificial intelligence and the race between China and…

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The Afghan War and the Australian Army

By Brendan Nicholson

The war in Afghanistan has profoundly changed the Australian Army and had a significant impact on…

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U.S. Bases in Central Asia: Where Will They Go?

By James Durso

The U.S. is attempting to evacuate its troops and contractors from Afghanistan by 11 September 2021,…

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The Strategic Context for the North Carolina-based Marines and Their Transformation

By Robbin Laird

Recently, I had a chance to visit Camp Lejeune and talk with the leadership of IIMEF.…

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The British and French Carriers: Debates and Considerations

By Pierre Tran

Paris – France has lacked a real debate on whether the navy should have an aircraft…

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Shaping Australia’s Sovereign Missile Capability

By Graeme Dunk

In 1503, Niccolo Machiavelli warned, ‘One cannot always rely on someone else’s sword. One must be…

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Special Reports
I first visited 2nd MAW in 2007, at the beginning of the Osprey era. There I saw a small...
Book Review
George Orwell made many profound points with his genius talent. In reviewing a new book by Republic Book Publishers, Winning the Second Civil War, Without Firing a Shot, Orwell’s famous quote comes to mind; “We sleep safely in our beds because rough...
Featured Defense System
By Hope Hodge Seck

The Navy is investing more than $200 million to configure two of its catamarans to function as high-speed "ambulance ships" for medical emergencies on the water.... The $235 million contract modification was issued in March, allowing Austal USA to develop the Navy's next expeditionary fast transport, or EPF, ships with built-in enhanced medical capability. The 14th ship in the class, EPF-14, to be called USNS Cody after the city in Wyoming, will be the first of these ships; the yet-to-be-named EPF-15 will be the second. The ships are operated by the Navy's Military Sealift Command, just like the service's two large hospital ships.... These catamarans with advanced medical capability will have space for a V-22 Osprey to land on board for patient medical evacuation, Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham, surgeon...

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