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DoD’s Strategy-Resource Mismatch

October 1, 2014 • By Todd Harrison and Jacob CohnAnalysis

Decades ago, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara asked the simple question: how much is enough? The answer, of course, is not a number but rather another more difficult question: enough…

What’s in a Name: Obama’s Anonymous War Against ISIS

September 29, 2014 • By Natalya AnfilofyevaPress Releases

The Defense Department is really good at naming stuff. The operations it carries out invariably seize a historical place in textbooks, speeches, and congressional budget requests, and specifically chosen titles…

When the Short Snappy War Goes Long

September 21, 2014 • By Christopher DoughertyAnalysis

As we once again face the promise of a conflict with a limited mission and a strangely ill-defined Strategic and Operational design – what do we need to keep in mind not just…

Cuts to Defense Spending Are Hurting Our National Security

September 19, 2014 • By Eric EdelmanAnalysis

By Michèle Flournoy and Eric Edelman •  This summer’s dramatic global events — from the rise of the Islamic State, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, war between Hamas and Israel, violent confrontations…

How Should America Respond to China’s Deadly Missile Arsenal?

September 19, 2014 • By Evan B. MontgomeryAnalysis

How should the United States respond to Russian noncompliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty? For more than twenty-five years, this landmark arms-control agreement has prevented both nations from…