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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…

Critical Mass: Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East

December 12, 2013 • By Andrew F. Krepinevich

While current U.S. policy seeks to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear capability, history shows that efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation are not always successful. Thus, prudence dictates that we…

The Future of America’s Strategic Nuclear Deterrent

December 5, 2013 • By Evan B. Montgomery

Although nuclear weapons have played a critical role in American defense strategy for more than 60 years, there is a growing debate over the number and type of nuclear forces…

Gateway to the Indo-Pacific: Australian Defense Strategy and the Future of the Australia-U.S. Alliance

November 9, 2013 • By Jim Thomas, Zack Cooper, and Iskander Rehman

This report examines the state of the U.S.-Australia military alliance, detailing the geopolitical shifts currently underway in Australia’s immediate neighborhood and outlining the extent to which these developments signal the…