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Sweden To Shutter Arms Export Agency

The planned closure of the Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency (FXM) is expected to trigger a major overhaul of the country’s arms export rules and infrastructure. …read more

Moscow’s Afghan Endgame

Moscow’s Afghan Endgame June 24, 2014 By Richard Weitz Few will have been watching the troubled Afghan presidential elections with greater attention than Russia. Although Moscow has not shown a strong preference for either...

Arab Leaders Attack IS With Intel, Theological Challenge

As the international coalition’s military operations against Islamic State (IS) militants have ramped up, Arab leaders also have begun waging an intellectual war while providing intelligence to guide airstrikes. …read more

Assimilating Disruption, or Offboarding Innovation?

Big defense contractors’ reactions to start-ups may be more proactive than we suppose. In a speech at the Air Force Association (AFA) meeting in Maryland last month, Chris Chadwick, CEO of Boeing Defense &...

To Boost Strike Force, UK Delays Retiring Jets

The British government has temporarily reprieved a Tornado GR4 strike squadron from the scrap heap in order to maintain sufficient numbers of aircraft for a sustained campaign against the Islamic State. …read more

HSD III- Photos

Logistical Information Media Registration Form Participants Registration Form Agenda List of Participants Dr. Spanta’s Speech Photos ( Soon ) Video Clips ( Soon ) Conference Report ( Soon ) Herat Security Dialogue Herat Security...

ISIS Makes Inroads in Afghanistan, Pakistan

ISIS Makes Inroads in Afghanistan, Pakistan By Najib Sharifi September 30, 2014 “We don’t accept compromise or humiliation. We will either become captors or martyrs. We either want honor and liberty or death with...

Russified Dokdo

It is, by no means, clear that the first Russian Mistral won’t be delivered when it’s due at the end of October 2014. Maybe it will be just quiet enough on the eastern front...

Russified Dokdo

It is, by no means, clear that the first Russian Mistral won’t be delivered when it’s due at the end of October 2014. Maybe it will be just quiet enough on the eastern front...

CSDP’s new partners: South America

At first glance, it may appear somewhat odd that a considerable number of Latin American countries (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and the Dominican Republic) participate in EU missions and operations in regions far from their...

CDSP’s new partners: South America

At first glance, it may appear somewhat odd that a considerable number of Latin American countries (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and the Dominican Republic) participate in EU missions and operations in regions far from their...

LCS, JHSV ‘Marginal’ For Marine Ops: Gen. Pexton

WASHINGTON: Even as the Navy pursues cheaper ships such as LCS and JHSV, the Marines’ message is: Amphibious Warships; Accept No Substitutes. There’s real interest and opportunity in non-traditional ways to deploy Marines, assistant...

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