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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 ...


Foreign Powers and Intervention in Armed Conflicts

Foreign Powers and Intervention in Armed Conflicts, by Aysegul Aydin. Stanford University Press, 2012, 202 pp., $45.00.

At some point in scientific history, someone’s experiment demonstrated heat melts ice and liquid water results. Aysegul Aydin’s work is no more than one of those in providing some additional verification for what should be common knowledge. The author chooses a key modern strategy discussion: why and how do external states become involved in international conflicts and civil wars. He uses qualitative and quantitative means to prove states intervene in some conflicts, and when they do, reasons exist. Further, the study shows some states are more likely to intervene in some conflicts than other nonsimilar states. The rea... Read Full Review