Key Developments

The Czech Republic Shapes a Defence by Denial Capability

By Debalina Ghoshal

The Ukrainian War and the use of cruise and ballistic missiles against counter-value and counter-force targets…

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The Australian Defence Strategic Review: The Missing Defence Budget

By Marcus Hellyer

The bottom line up front: The Albanese government’s May Defence budget is disconnected from its own…

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The Pacific Submarine Fleet: A Key Part of the Kill Web Con-ops for Pacific Deterrence

By Robbin Laird

I have just returned from a five week visit to Australia and to Hawaii. During that…

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The Mexican Drug War and Conflict on American Territory

By James Durso

In April, six Republican senators introduced S. 1048 – Ending the Notorious, Aggressive, and Remorseless Criminal…

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Working the Military Element of Pacific Deterrence: From the Distributed to the Enduring Force

By Robbin Laird

Since 2018, the U.S. military has been reworking their defense operations in the Pacific to enhance…

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Afghanistan’s Water Demands: Its Impact on Central Asia

By James Durso

April has been  a signal time for Afghanistan. First, the foreign ministers of China, Russia, Pakistan,…

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Special Reports
A look at the changing focus on deterrence and defence in Australia seen through the optic of the...
Book Review
John Blaxland and Clare Birgin have written an important book. It was to have been written as the "official history" of Australian signals intelligence, but then became the “unofficial” history. This part of the story is reviewed by Caroline Overington...
Featured Defense System

It’s time for a little pick-me-up, King Stallion style. #NAWCAD's Cargo Lab recently partnered with Marine Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 1's CH-53K King Stallion and aircrew to certify loads for external air transport. The loads tested included new #USMC ultra-light tactical vehicles and a #USAF fast boat. The teams performed 13 helicopter sling load lifts to certify 13 different vehicle and boat configurations, including a shotgun configuration with two vehicles side-by-side beneath the CH-53K! The certifications will enable the fleet to place these assets in the field where and when they need them. This article appeared on the following web page:

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