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Military & strategy links: Scottish contingencies, naval survival, America's tech edge and more



20 August 2014 08:19

  • As tensions with Russia continue to rise, the US Marine Corp is once again stockpiling heavy armour in climate-controlled Norwegian caves.
  • Bill Sweetman argues that things are looking up for the Royal Navy, with new assets and technologies coming on line. But concerns loom regarding the implications of Scotland's independence referendum.
  • Meanwhile, RUSI has a new paper on contingency options for Britain's nuclear capability should Scotland choose independence.
  • How can the US respond to the rapid erosion of its military technology edge? Ben Fitzgerald focuses on turning dual-use technologies and globalisation to America's advantage.
  • Information Dissemination has a fascinating discussion of the evolving understanding of warship survivability over time, and its contemporary ramifications.
  • Over at Small Wars Journal, Gary Anderson attempts to sketch out ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's approach to warfare.
  • Arms Control Wonk has posted a podcast covering anti-satellite weapons, their proliferation, and China's recent hit-to-kill test.
  • Finally, here's evidence of the the progress being made on integrating piloted and unpiloted systems. In this video, the US Navy's X-47B testbed engages in carrier landing and recovery operations while 'sharing the pattern' with an F/A-18: 

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