Key Developments

Evolution of the U.S. Marine Corps: A Decade of Transformation

By Lieutenant General Terry G. Robling USMC Ret.

Renowned for its expeditionary ethos and amphibious prowess, the USMC has historically epitomized adaptability and innovation.…

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Australian Defence Force Embraces Long-range Fires

By Gregor Ferguson

It’s a fact: in any conflict the fighter with the longer reach has a definite advantage.…

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Mastery of the Air: Personal Reflections on 35 years of Watching Tiltrotors Take Flight

By Edward C. Smith, PhD

My engineering journey into vertical flight started as a graduate student at the Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft…

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Poland Confronts Illegal Migration: Hybrid War and How to Protect Their Borders?

By Robert Czulda

In the past two years, Poland has started to struggle with a problem that is entirely…

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President Biden’s Missed Strategic Opportunity: The 80th Anniversary of D-Day

By Robbin Laird

In the early 1990s, I worked on a study of the new Slavic states, namely Belarus…

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Prague’s Munitions Initiative for Ukraine Doesn’t Czech Out

By James Durso

If you are a foreign official visiting Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, Prime Minister…

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Special Reports
The first of two seminars of the Sir Richard Williams Foundation in 2024 was held on 11 April...
Book Review
In their new book, MAWTS-1 An Incubator for Military Transformation, Robbin Laird and Ed Timberlake have captured the essence of Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) in a very creative way. They begin with a wide-ranging series of...
Featured Defense System
By 74th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

July 2, 2024 YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Units assigned to the 353rd Special Operations Wing stationed on Yokota Air Base, Japan, resumed CV-22 flight operations on July 2, 2024. Following the March 8, 2024, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) flight bulletin returning the V-22 Osprey to operation with safety controls in place, Air Force Special Operations Command implemented a multi-phased approach to ensure aircrew, maintainers and aircraft were ready to resume flight operations. The decision to return the V-22 Osprey to flight operations was informed by a meticulous and data-driven approach. Maintenance and procedural mitigation controls have been developed to facilitate the safe return to flight. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to ensuring the safety of the men and women who operate our aircraft and the...

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