Bjoern Seibert argues that the United Kingdom should end its involvement in the A400M military transport programme. Operational needs, budgetary shortfalls and existing concerns over the programme means that the UK should opt for alternative viable off-the shelf-solutions.
The US Air Force has reacted decisively to the serious failures that allowed the unscheduled flight of six nuclear weapons. Its response has been swift, thorough and multi-faceted. Yet, for all its openness, it still has questions to answer as to the deeper causes of the episode.
In embracing simulation and the underlying technologies for both training and planning, the United States Department of Defense reflects important trends that are present in militaries across the globe. Arthur I Cyr, Director, Clausen Center for World Business at Carthage College in Wisconsin, traces the origins of recent initiatives and outlines the direction in which the industry is heading