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The Real Revolution in Military Affairs

It doesn’t seem all that long since the United States was considering how advancements in military technology would allow it to use advances in long-range precision weapons, intelligence sensors, and command and control capabilities...

DARPA’s VTOL X-Plane

For decades, helicopters and other rotorcraft have been essential components to countless military operations; they can maneuver in any direction, hover, and land on almost any flat surface. Despite the technological advancements made in...

Recent Trends in the South China Sea and U.S. Policy

Tensions in the South China Sea have continued to build over the last year, with the Philippines submitting its evidence against Chinese claims to an arbitration tribunal, Beijing parking an oil rig in waters...

Software Hurdles May Follow KC-46A Wiring Woes

The surprise disclosure of a wiring flaw on the Air Force’s new KC-46A refueling tanker made by Boeing Co. may not be the end of the program’s development challenges. …read more

On Juncker’s list: improving EU external action

Jean-Claude Juncker – the president-elect of the European Commission – has only a few precious weeks to decide how his future college of commissioners can deliver on the ambitious agenda he presented to the...

Poland’s defence: A front-line state

UK Only Article: standard article Issue: A web of lies Fly Title: Poland’s defence Rubric: The government steps up its defence spending Location: WARSAW POLAND spent $4.7 billion on 48 American-built F-16 fighters, but...

Arab transitions: late departure, destination unknown

To the chagrin of many, Arab transition to democracy did not occur as expected. Then again, transitology (essentially the study of political change) never offered a straightforward formula or magical recipe for the birth,...

Health of the Force

The confluence of recent news stories makes an update on the health of Russian military forces opportune. As elsewhere in the armed forces, the military’s medical situation seems generally better compared with two or...

Health of the Force

The confluence of recent news stories makes an update on the health of Russian military forces opportune. As elsewhere in the armed forces, the military’s medical situation seems generally better compared with two or...

Exit strategies: what’s in a name?

The December 2013 European Council identified ‘increasing the effectiveness, visibility and impact of CSDP’ as a priority. Ensuring adequate follow-up of CSDP missions through other EU instruments and/or external partners constitutes a key component...

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