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The Role of Maritime and Air Power in DoD’s Third Offset Strategy

December 2, 2014 • By Robert Martinage

“The U.S. military needs a new offset strategy for projecting power effectively and affordably across the threat spectrum. While it must take account of America’s fiscal circumstances, the central purpose…

Commanding the Seas: A Plan to Reinvigorate U.S. Navy Surface Warfare

November 17, 2014 • By Bryan Clark

Within the next year, the Navy must take advantage of an uncommon opportunity to set the course for the future surface fleet or fall further behind competitors who will increasingly…

Beyond Coast Artillery: Cross-Domain Denial and the Army

October 29, 2014 • By Eric Lindsey

Secretary Hagel recently made waves in Army circles by suggesting that the Army leverage its missile forces to resume the old mission of coastal defense. In this brief, CSBA Research…

Toward a New Offset Strategy: Exploiting U.S. Long-Term Advantages to Restore U.S. Global Power Projection Capability

October 27, 2014 • By Robert Martinage

This report provides a preliminary outline for an offset strategy that exploits and builds upon existing enduring U.S. capability advantages to restore and maintain U.S. global power projection capability. This effort is essential in order to improve crisis stability, bolster allied confidence in U.S. security commitments, strengthen conventional deterrence, reduce operational risk in the event of war, and compete more efficiently over the long run.

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…