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Peeling Back the Layers: A New Concept for Air Defense

February 25, 2015 • By Analysis

The newest concept being forwarded by U.S. Navy surface fleet leaders is “distributed lethality”, in which almost every combatant and noncombatant surface ship would wield offensive missiles such as the…

How to Deter China: The Case for Archipelagic Defense

February 18, 2015 • By Analysis

In the U.S. military, at least, the “pivot” to Asia has begun. By 2020, the navy and the air force plan to base 60 percent of their forces in the…

A Rallying Call for Our Nation’s Defense

February 16, 2015 • By Analysis

By Eric Edelman and Jim Talent • Last week, the government confirmed that Kayla Mueller had died while in the custody of ISIS. In the weeks prior, we learned about the…

Keeping Faith With The Troops: How Congress Can Fix The Military’s Compensation Problems

February 3, 2015 • By Analysis

Keeping faith with the troops means more than protecting the existing compensation system. It means ensuring our military remains the best trained and equipped force in the world. Breaking faith with the troops is sending them into battle understaffed, undertrained, or with inferior equipment.

The 2016 Defense Budget: It’s All About the Budget Caps

January 30, 2015 • By Analysis

Next Monday the President is scheduled to submit his fiscal year 2016 budget request to Congress, an annual process that marks the official beginning of the budget season.  While we…

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