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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…

Toward a Balanced Combat Air Force

April 11, 2014 • By Mark Gunzinger and David A. Deptula

In what may prove to be a brief strategic pause following the end of major operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, Congress and DoD have the opportunity to accord priority to…

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…