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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.

Articles By Dakota L. Wood

Video: Strengthening America Against China

December 8, 2022

There is an emerging consensus about the military and technological threats presented by Communist China to the United States and its regional allies. That is the good news. The less-good news is that American efforts to address those threats appear to be lacking. What can the incoming Congress do to rebalance the scales? Dakota Wood […]

Military Might: Are We Still a Superpower?

October 3, 2022

“Superpower.” The word conjures the image of a colossus standing astride the world, supremely confident of itself and its capabilities that seem nearly limitless in their reach and power: unrivaled economically, unmatched militarily, politically a force always to be considered by other countries as they make decisions on trade, affiliation, and activities. A superpower is […]

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 […]