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Forward Arming and Refueling Points for Fighter Aircraft

Date Posted:  10/6/2014

This article examines a new concept for dispersed operations that allows fighter aircraft to operate from any airfield with a suitable runway. Furthermore, it does not require infrastructure at the dispersed location and results in significant operational and strategic effects....

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The Asia-Pacific Century by Dr. Adam Lowther

Date Posted:  9/17/2014

The Asia-Pacific Century-This work looks to the future of the Asia-Pacific and examines a broad range of questions that focus on diplomatic, economic, and military challenges facing the region’s key players, with a particular focus on their relevance to the US military. In the last 15 years, many other forward looking studies have come to the same conclusion. The Air Force 2025 study concluded that among the possible outcomes before 2030 was ...

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Measuring Military Power

Date Posted:  9/17/2014

There is an unprecedented need for tools that provide a transparent, standardized assessment of US military power over time- a common baseline that describes how much hard power the United States actually has in relation to its vital interests would help discipline the defense sufficiency discussion. The first challenge in grading “military power” is to ask if it can be effectively measured. A second issue will be deciding what to mea...


Multinational Military Intervention: NATO Policy, Strategy and Burden Sharing

Multinational Military Intervention: NATO Policy, Strategy and Burden Sharing by Stephen J. Cimbala and Peter K. Forster. Ashgate, 2010, 245 pp., $79.96.

Sharing the defense and security burden was a motive for the creation of the North Atlantic Treaty and the issue has held the attention of policymakers and scholars ever since. Burden sharing is particularly worthy of attention today. While the size of the coalition has varied, when the United States has used force in recent years it has done so with allies. Moreover, current and likely future defense spending cuts mean that the United States will have a greater need for allies to share military burdens in the future. As such, this recent monograph by Stephen Cimbala, Distinguished Pro... Read Full Review