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Stop Repeating Past Mistakes

January 11, 2019

It is time for a National Defense Strategy (NDS) that seeks to break the mold in honesty, clarity, conciseness, and fresh thinking. Since the end of the Cold War a quarter-century ago, NDS documents have repeatedly served as opportunities to redefine American force structure and interests globally. Unfortunately, the most recent generation has become increasingly […]

State of the U.S. Military: A Defense Primer

December 31, 2015

An analysis of the defense budget does not fully capture the state of the U.S. military. But the numbers do tell us that the U.S. Department of Defense is the world’s largest organization. Its annual budget was $578 billion last year. It employs just under three million people. It owns or operates 557,000 facilities in […]

Sequestration-Lite Is Slowly Undermining U.S. Forces

May 31, 2014

Sequestration is a term only Washington could love. What it translates into are automatic budget cuts because politicians could not agree on how to make more sensible and bipartisan ones. No federal entity has been hit harder by sequestration than the U.S. military. While Congress and the president have taken steps to soften these steep […]

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