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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…

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…

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…

Sustaining the U.S. Defense Industrial Base as a Strategic Asset

September 18, 2013 • By Barry Watts

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…

Rethinking the Road to Zero

June 27, 2013 • By Evan B. Montgomery

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.