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…
September 29, 2014 • By Todd Harrison, John Stillion, Eric Lindsey, and Jacob Cohn • Briefs
March 3, 2014 • By Todd Harrison • Briefs
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…
September 18, 2013 • By Barry Watts • Briefs
Since World War II, the Department of Defense (DoD) has been able to count on America’s defense industrial base (DIB) always being ready to design and produce the world-class weaponry…
June 27, 2013 • By Evan B. Montgomery • Briefs
Proposals to significantly reduce or even abolish nuclear weapons are as old as nuclear weapons themselves. Over the past several years, however, they have gained considerable momentum and moved squarely into the mainstream of policy analysis and political debate.
April 5, 2013 • By Todd Harrison • Briefs
As attention now turns to the FY 2014 budget and the Administration’s much-delayed budget request, the fundamental issues that led to uncertainty and delays in the FY 2013 budget remain unresolved.