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U.S. Asia-Pacific Strategic Considerations Related to P.L.A. Naval Forces Modernization

December 11, 2013 • By Jim Thomas

On December 11, 2013, CSBA Vice President and Director of Studies Jim Thomas testified before the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces of the House Armed Services Committee on the…

The Quadrennial Defense Review: Process, Policy, and Perspectives

February 26, 2013 • By Jim Thomas

On February 26, 2013, CSBA Vice President and Director of Studies Jim Thomas testified before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the Quadrennial Defense Review: Process,…

The Defense Industrial Base: A National Security Imperative

October 24, 2011 • By Barry Watts

Chairman Shuster, Mr. Larsen, and Members of the Defense Business Panel, thank you for inviting me to testify at today’s hearing on the imperative to preserve essential elements of U.S….

The Future of National Defense and the U.S. Military Ten Years After 9/11

September 13, 2011 • By Jim Thomas

Chairman McKeon, Ranking Member Smith, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to testify today. On September 11, 2001, I was working in the Pentagon as part…

Department of Defense Investment in Technology and Capability to Meet Emerging Threats

July 26, 2011 • By Jim Thomas

In my testimony today, I will describe some of major security challenges the United States is likely to face in the next two decades. I will then outline potential discontinuities in future warfare that should be considered when making future investment decisions. Building on those discontinuities, I will discuss their broad implications for U.S. defense planning. Finally, I will suggest capability areas that appear to be potential growth opportunities for investment given these discontinuities and their implications