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Dr. Dakota L. Wood of the Heritage Foundation

Dakota L. Wood, who served America for two decades in the U.S. Marine Corps, is the Senior Research Fellow for Defense Programs at The Heritage Foundation.

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Video: U.S. Defense Priorities and Budgeting

October 14, 2020

 Too many American policymakers have lost the sense of how big the defense budget must be to field the military required to deter potential aggressors or defeat actual ones. One reason for the forgetfulness, said Dakota Wood, Heritage Foundation senior research fellow on defense programs, told a Jewish Policy Center webinar on October 14 […]

Defense Budgeting: Readiness and Research

October 2, 2020

President Donald Trump’s Budget Request for defense was released on Feb. 10, 2020, under the tagline of seeking to achieve “irreversible implementation of the National Defense Strategy.” This is a great sentiment that reflects the Department of Defense’s (DOD) commitment to move toward the great power competition outlined in the National Defense Strategy (NDS) and […]

Video: inFOCUS Roundtable — Defense Modernization and Challenges Ahead

March 8, 2016

Dr. Daniel Goure of the Lexington Institute, Dr. Dakota L. Wood of the Heritage Foundation and Paul Joyal of National Strategies discussed the requirements of a sound American defense policy at a program sponsored by the JPC. On the subject of American leadership, Dr. Goure pointed to the current international system of trade and security […]

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