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Will We Let Iran, Like Russia, Violate its Nuclear Pact?

April 13, 2015 • By Analysis

Eric Edelman and Tzvi Khan on how Moscow’s long-time gaming of the 1987 INF Treaty illustrates dangerous lessons. In a major speech on Thursday, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, issued…

Rethinking Acquisition Reform

April 1, 2015 • By Analysis

Last week Representatives Thornberry (R-TX) and Smith (D-WA), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, unveiled a bipartisan proposal to reform the defense acquisition process. This…

After You, Mr. Putin

March 4, 2015 • By Analysis

Robert Joseph, Eric Edelman, Rebeccah Heinrichs • Less than three years after President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and others mocked Mitt Romney for calling Russia the greatest geostrategic threat facing the…

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…