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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 ...


The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security

The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security, Bartholomew H. Sparrow. PublicAffairs, 2015, 717 pp. $24.99.

Bartholomew Sparrow has written an admiring biography of an admirable man—one whose rise to power was as rapid as it was unique. In 1963 Brent Scowcroft was an obscure military professor at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA). He had been sent there from West Point in 1961, when the Air Force Academy still had some ambition to create for itself the sort of breeding ground for strategic thinkers that the social science department at West Point had become. Still a major after 16 years of service, he had never seen combat or commanded anyone other than a few junior professors. To all expectations, probably including his own, h... Read Full Review