In the interim there are plenty of outstanding sites and blogs out there well worth a look, and which contain some excellent articles on modern defence. In no particular order, three that the author finds invaluable as sources of information, inspiration and examples of really good writing are
www.thinkdefence.co.uk - the Think Defence website
http://cdfai3ds.wordpress.com/ - Canadian Defence blog which provides a lot of good insights into North American defence matters, particularly on the arctic and naval procurement challenges.
http://defencewithac.blogspot.co.uk/ - Chris B's site - a really good location for some thought provoking deeper articles on defence and security.
http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/ - An excellent site for thinkpieces on the security challenges in Australia and the wider Asia Pacific region.
With a little luck and hopefully not too much jetlag, the next article will focus on finishing off thoughts on naval construction and the challenges of shipbuilding in the modern era.