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The Nuclear Option: Long Range Strike & The Case For Dual-Use

Date Posted:  10/29/2015

The Air Force is also considering whether or not to pursue a new air-launched cruise missile (ALCM). The new ALCM – known in defense circles as the long-range standoff (LRSO) weapon – would possess advanced capabilities to increase the chances of success and against modern air defenses. Like the new bombers that may one day empl...

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Integrating Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems into Non-Segregated Airspace

Date Posted:  10/16/2015

By Major André Haider, DEU Army, JAPCC
By Laura Samsó, ESP, Centurion Technologies Consulting LLC

In recent years, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) have been the aviation industry’s most dynamic growth sector and this trend is expected to continue. Market studies estimate that worldwide spending on RPAS will nearly double over the next decade, totalling almost $91 billion in the next ten years.1<...

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Assessing Chinese Aerospace Training & Operational Competence

Date Posted:  10/15/2015

Inaugural 2015 China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI) Conference, entitled Assessing Chinese Aerospace Training & Operational Competence. My associates and I are delighted that you joined us for what promises to be an informative and thought-provoking day devoted to learning more and sharing views on Chinese aerospace capabilities.

We are joined today by individuals from government, think tanks, and ...


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NATO in Search of a Vision

NATO in Search of a Vision, edited by Gulner Aybet and Rebecca R. Moore. Georgetown University Press, 2010, 272 pp., $29.95 (paperback).

NATO in Search of a Vision is another entry into a 70-year conversation. As Gulnur Aybet and Rebecca Moore explain in their introduction, this discussion has ensued since the inception of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). In every decade, and for every global situation, the member states of NATO needed to rediscover the alliance’s purpose. Each decade brought new crises; each crisis caused NATO to seriously evaluate the missions it prosecuted and how it did so. At the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century, contributors to NATO in Search of a Vision argue that NATO is i... Read Full Review