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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…

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…

Videos: Edelman Testifies on Iran Nuclear Negotiations

January 29, 2015 • By Analysis

On January 27, 2015, Ambassador Eric Edelman, Distinguished Fellow at CSBA, testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the implications of the Obama Administration’s approach to the Iran nuclear…

Is America’s Dominance Below the Seas Coming to an End?

January 26, 2015 • By Analysis

U.S. defense strategy depends in large part on America’s advantage in undersea warfare. Multiple Quadrennial Defense Reviews, National Military Strategies, and Congressional hearing statements highlight how quiet submarines, in particular,…