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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…

Toward a Balanced Combat Air Force

March 3, 2014 • By Mark Gunzinger and David A. Deptula

This report suggests that it is time for DoD and the Congress to take a hard look at the mix of combat air forces that will be needed to sustain…

Hemispheric Defense in the 21st Century

January 9, 2014 • By Andrew F. Krepinevich and Eric Lindsey

While the Obama administration has accorded top priority to preserving U.S. security interests in the Western Pacific and Middle East, it can ill afford to overlook worrisome trends in Latin…

Critical Mass: Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East

December 12, 2013 • By Andrew F. Krepinevich

While current U.S. policy seeks to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear capability, history shows that efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation are not always successful. Thus, prudence dictates that we…

U.S. Asia-Pacific Strategic Considerations Related to P.L.A. Naval Forces Modernization

December 11, 2013 • By Jim Thomas

On December 11, 2013, CSBA Vice President and Director of Studies Jim Thomas testified before the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces of the House Armed Services Committee on the…