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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…

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.

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…