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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 ...


Civil-Military Relations in Perspective: Strategy, Structure, and Policy

Civil-Military Relations in Perspective: Strategy, Structure, and Policy, edited by Stephen J. Cimbala. Ashgate, 2012, 211 pp. $119.95.

The edited volume Civil-Military Relations in Perspective includes works by several civil-military relations scholars, many of whom have experience working with the Department of Defense (DOD), including service academy and war college professors. With Penn State Brandywine's distinguished professor of political science Stephen Cimbala at the helm, this compilation covers a wide variety of subtopics in the civil-military relations field, comparative studies of Russia and Canada, as well as analysis of strategy and missions pressing new demands on the civil-military dynamic in the United States. By utilizing the e... Read Full Review