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Estimating the Cost of Operations Against ISIL

September 29, 2014 • By Todd Harrison, John Stillion, Eric Lindsey, and Jacob Cohn

With the United States now engaged in military operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), there are many questions regarding the cost, duration, and scope of…

FY2015 Weapons Systems Factbook

September 4, 2014 • By Todd Harrison and Jacob Cohn

Each year, the Department of Defense (DoD) submits a Selected Acquisition Report (SAR) to Congress detailing the status, plans, and funding requirements for more than 80 major acquisition programs. The…

Analysis of the FY2015 Defense Budget

September 4, 2014 • By Todd Harrison

The U.S. Department of Defense is one of the largest organizations in the world, managing global security responsibilities with numerous international allies and partners. What does it take to fund…

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…