Key Developments

Shaping a Way Ahead to Stop the Transfer of Sensitive Technologies to the Chinese Military

05/22/2019
By Alex Joske

A bill introduced to the United States Congress is an important step towards limiting the transfer…

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As Australia Establishes the Loyal Wingman Program: Is There a Role for a Sea-based variant?

05/20/2019
By Duncan MacRae and Chris Walter

Boeing’s ‘loyal wingman’ unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) is a fine example of Australian industry and…

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Enhancing American Defense Efforts in the Pacific

05/14/2019
By Sam LaGrone

According to an article published by USNI News on April 18, 2019, Pacific Commander Admiral Davidson…

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The Captain and the General: Bolsonaro’s Brazil

05/13/2019
By Kenneth Maxwell

The opera continues in Brasilia. At least this is how one of the most informative and…

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China’s Role in the India–Pakistan Nuclear Dynamic

05/12/2019
By Ramesh Thakur

The danger of a nuclear war, with catastrophic consequences for life as we know it, may…

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Mission to Moscow

05/12/2019
By Ed Timperlake

There is the possibility of a good resolution of the dangerous events transpiring in Venezuela. With…

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Special Reports
04/26/2019
The latest Williams Seminar held in Canberra on April 11, 2019 focused on the strategic shift for Australia...
Book Review
05/22/2019
It was once said that without background music it is hard to know what is happening right now in your life. This certainly applies to current history. We are clearly going through a profound historical change that could turn out...
Featured Defense System
05/22/2019
By Ed Timperlake

I have argued that shaping a kill web is, in part, about understanding the evolving nature of payloads within a sensor-shooter offensive-defensive enterprise. With the very real computer revolution moving with light speed into the 21st Century there is now a fourth design dynamic at work —the man-machine interface. Three-dimensional sensing and being able to distribute information to other warfighters, airborne and on the ground or at sea, the relationship of the individual pilot to knowledge of the bigger air battle is truly revolutionary. This is brand new and will provide a foundation for further developments in the payload-utility domain….. Payload utility can be a driver for understanding the future development of combat systems. To understand Pu with full honor to John Boyd, it can be noted that...

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