Key Developments

The Challenge of Building Out a Naval Industrial Base Ready to Support Sustained Conflict

By Defense.Info

With the shift from the land wars to higher tempo operations involved peer competitors, the industrial…

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Expanding the Aperture of Sustainability for the Force: The Case of the NUSHIP Stalwart

By Robbin Laird

Recently, the Royal Australian Navy’s latest support tanker was launched in a ceremony in Ferrol, Spain…

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Will Iran’s Satellite Launch Vehicle Result into an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Capability?

By Debalina Ghoshal

There have been recent debates as to whether Iran’s Satellite Launch Vehicles can be utilised to…

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Telescoping Generations: The International Fighter Conference 2019 and Its Look at Networked Lethality

By Robbin Laird

When we argued more than a decade ago, that the introduction of fifth generation aircraft would…

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Standing Firm with Hong Kong Against the PRC: An Open Letter from the Committee on the Present Danger

By Committee on the Present Danger: China

August 30, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Twenty-six members of the Committee on the Present Danger: China today sent President Donald…

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Crafting Effective Logistics Readiness: A Core Combat Capability

By David Beaumont

Logistics readiness refers to the ability to undertake, to build up and thereafter to sustain, combat…

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Special Reports
Australia and the UK are located in very different parts of the world. But both face significant challenges...
Book Review
I worked a great deal on Soviet-European relations in the 1970s and 1970s. This included a significant amount of effort on the prospects for German unification which was the topic of a working group set up in the mid-1980s at...
Featured Defense System

It is clear that strategic shift for U.S. forces is focused on what we have referred to as shaping an integrated distributed force. The new Sec Def, Mark Esper, has prioritized defense efforts in the Pacific as a key anchor to the Great Power strategy.  In particular, given the withdrawal from the INF treaty, a key focus is upon the building of new conventional longer-range missiles deployed throughout the US and allied Pacific defense perimeter. This entails interactive technological, force structure and geographical deployment dynamics.  We have argued that a new basing structure combined with a capability to deploy and operate an integrated distributed force is at the heart of the strategic shift, and not only in the Pacific. This is a key part of the effort to...

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