- The head of US Pacific Command has a blunt message for Congress: he doesn't have enough boots or boats for contested operations in the Pacific.
- Defense News has a clear summary of modernisation-driven air force procurement trends across Latin America.
- Arms Control Wonk talks to Nick Roth about the future of US-Russia nuclear security cooperation.
- The hard economic consequences of post-Crimea sanctions may soon be felt across the global aviation sector, given Moscow's mammoth share of global titanium supplies.
- Over at War on the Rocks, Ryan Evans interviews the US Assistant Secretary of Defense (and former Navy SEAL) on special operations forces and scotch.
- There's a mysterious kite-winged aircraft in the skies over Texas. Does the US have an ace up its sleeve in the next-generation stealth stakes?
- Moscow has bagged another group of Ukrainian military defectors following its occupation of the Crimea: Sevastopol's combat dolphins.
- Small Wars Journal's Octavian Manea discusses continuities in warfare and life after COIN with Lieutenant General HR McMaster.
- Sweden is seeking novelty-through-limitation with the latest iteration of its JAS 39 Gripen fighter. As Aviation Week's Bill Sweetman notes:
It is not the world's fastest, most agile or stealthiest fighter. That is not a bug, it is a feature. The requirements were deliberately constrained because the JAS 39E is intended to cost less to develop, build and operate than the JAS 39C, despite doing almost everything better.