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Rethinking Readiness

August 29, 2014 • By Todd Harrison

“DoD’s current method for resourcing readiness starts with the wrong metrics, lacks experimental data to isolate causal effects, and does not have a continuous feedback loop to update and refine…

Future of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

July 16, 2014 • By Jim Thomas

On July 17, 2014, Jim Thomas testified before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces on the Future of the INF Treaty. >>WATCH WEBCAST Suspected Russian violations of the…

Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) Requirements Assessment

July 15, 2014 • By Robert Martinage

VIDEO>> In this testimony delivered before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces on July 16, 2014, Robert Martinage challenges the dominant view on the core mission…

Toward a Balanced Combat Air Force

April 11, 2014 • By Mark Gunzinger and David A. Deptula

In what may prove to be a brief strategic pause following the end of major operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, Congress and DoD have the opportunity to accord priority to…

The FY2015 Defense Budget: Balancing Strategy and Resources

March 3, 2014 • By Todd Harrison

This backgrounder discusses the balance the FY15 defense budget attempts to find among compensation, force structure, modernization, and readiness, and compare the choices made in this budget to the Joint Think…