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Innovation Before Scale

A Better Business Model for Transnational Armaments Cooperation The business model of transnational cooperation in armaments development and production is not working. Though founded on the promise of achieving economies of scale, especially through...

FYSA: For Your Situational Awareness l Issue 11

This month’s edition of the International Security Program’s electronic publication includes: Militirization of Police: Cost Savings or Slippery Slope? By Stephanie Sanok Kostro Sources of the Russian Military’s Ukraine Strategy: From Kosovo to Kyiv...

Canada Sent 69 Soldiers To Iraq, Says PM Harper

Canada has sent 69 soldiers to northern Iraq to advise security forces fighting Islamist militants in the northern part of the country, the prime minister said Tuesday. …read more

Will SpaceX Be Ready For Launch Dec. 1st?

NATIONAL HARBOR: When will the Air Force certify SpaceX as ready to launch military satellites — if they certify the upstart startup at all? The new chief of Air Force Space Command said this...

The Dangers of Politicizing Aid

16 September 2014 Hannah Bryce Manager, International Security Linking humanitarian assistance to political goals risks undermining the principle of aid neutrality and could put aid workers at risk. British Prime Minister David Cameron visits...

The Path of DOOM: JSF Et Al

In February of 2014, Lt Gen Charles Davis, the Air Force’s top uniformed acquisition official, said big, audacious programs like the Joint Strike Fighter were “doomed the day the contract was signed.” As the...

Turkey Mulling Buffer Zone with Iraq, Syria

The Turkish military, feeling threatened by the emergence of a radical self-declared Islamist state at its doorstep, is considering creating a buffer zone along the country’s border with Syria and Iran, the president said...

The United States Air Force in 2014

Top U.S. Air Force (USAF) leaders convene this week in the Washington, DC area for the Air Force Association Air and Space Conference. The annual conference gathers active duty and retired uniformed and civilian...

The Campaign Against the Islamic State

If there is any one lesson of the Afghan and Iraq Wars, it is that it is far easier to begin a conflict than to manage it well and achieve a meaningful form of...

Norway Mulls Contribution To Anti-Islamic State Force

Norway said Monday it was considering making a military contribution to the US-led coalition against the Islamic State jihadist group including providing training assistance for armed forces. …read more

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