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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…

Iran Remains Our Biggest Challenge

September 18, 2014 • By Eric EdelmanAnalysis

By Eric Edelman, Dennis Ross and Ray Takeyh • As the United States begins its campaign to destroy the Islamic State, many voices can be counted on to call for cooperation…

Counterterrorism Efforts and the Defense Budget

September 15, 2014 • By Todd HarrisonAnalysis

Todd Harrison, a defense budget senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, talked about the parts of the Pentagon’s budget that will fund counterterrorism efforts against Islamic…