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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: 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 […]

National Security and the Cost of Defense

December 31, 2015

The United States maintains a military force primarily to protect the homeland from attack and to protect its interests abroad. There are secondary uses, such as assisting civil authorities in times of disaster, deterring opponents from threatening America’s interests, bolstering alliances, and underwriting diplomatic and economic initiatives. But the force’s primary purpose is to make […]

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