How to prevail in the Second Nuclear Age?

IDC Summit 2014: Middle Eastern Christians Shape a Response

By Ed Timperlake

A key element of fighting the information war with ISIS is shaping the ideas battlespace.

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The Making of Haider al-Abadi: The New Prime Minister of Iraq

By The Honorable John “Jack” Shaw

Jack Shaw looks back at the history of the new Prime Minister of Iraq and raises some fundamental questions about his credibility.

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The Osprey and the Flexibility of the ARG-MEU

By Ed Timperlake

The Osprey enabled force gives the US options it did not have in 2003.

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South Korea and the Iron Dome

By Second Line of Defense

The Iron Dome for South Korea?

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2014 is NOT 2003: Fighting an Information War and Leveraging New Combat Capabilities

By Ed Timperlake

Shaping an information war informed 21st century combat capability is crucial to the way ahead.

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The View from the 7th USAF of Dealing with the Korean Challenge

By Second Line of Defense

We anticipate minimal warning before the start of any conflict, and so it really is a “come as you are” theater of operations.

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The Role of the Iron Dome: Thinking Through the Impact of Defense

By Ed TImperlake

The performance of the Iron Dome and its use by Israel lays down a template for the offensive-defensive enterprise.

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Ukraine and the Evolution of 21st Century Warfare

By Robbin Laird and Ed Timperlake

How are the latest events in Ukraine are part of the learning curve for 21st century warfare?

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Why Nuclear Weapons Remain Essential to American Security

By Zbigniew Mazurak

America needs a significant, effective, modernized multi-legged nuclear deterrent now more than ever.

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Turning Civil Airliners into a Skeet Shoot

By Ed Timperlake and Robbin Laird

Given that the use of missiles by terrorists is an act which can be copied in the future, ensuring that the noose is tightened and pulled on the perpetrators is done quickly and rapidly.

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