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European military defense : who’s running the show?

Across all industries, we can observe the same tendency to restructure on a large scale, and hyper-concentrations...

‘We need to be realistic: defence budgets will come under pressure from COVID-19’

New head of the European Defence Agency, Jiří Šedivý, took up the post in the midst of...

Norwegian Chief of Defence Slams Country’s Operational Capability, Preparedness

While noting an improvement from the 2017 situation, which he himself described as “terribly poor”, Haakon Bruun-Hanssen...

The coronavirus threatens NATO. Let’s move to protect the alliance

Exterior view of the new NATO headquarters The global fight against COVID-19 has devastating economic consequences which might...

The Marines want to get rid of their tanks. Here’s why.

A series of wargames conducted between 2018 and 2019 helped inform the Corps’ decision to divest of tanks and...

Global Small Satellite Market Insights 2020: Airbus Defense and Space, Thales Group, ST Engineering, Surrey Satellite Technology

The global "Small Satellite Market" report is an information bank that delivers comprehensive information about the market ranging from the establishment to...

Perspectives on French and European Defense Policies: 2019

During the past year, Pierre Tran, based in Paris, has provided Second Line of Defense's readers of with insights on the evolution...

Not smart enough: The poverty of European military thinking on artificial intelligence

There is currently too little European thinking about what artificial intelligence means for the military. "Artificial intelligence" (AI) has...

Brexit disrupting European defence

Everyone agrees, within the European Union and NATO, that Europe needs to integrate and structure defence capacities. But all projects, from international...

European Commission: toward a comprehensive EU Defense Industrial Policy?

​After decades of near absence, the EC is becoming increasingly involved in European defense matters, until now relegated to the Member States....

Europe needs to build military assertiveness, says European Commission President

EC President Von der Leyen has lighted the way forward, for Europe’s diplomatic and Security global stance, stating that Europe needed to...