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Seven Areas To Watch In The FY17 Defense Budget

February 1, 2016 • By

President Obama’s last budget, to be released February 9th, is his last chance to put his administration’s stamp on the nation’s defense spending. While the Obama administration won’t be implementing…

A Vision of Future Aerial Combat

December 11, 2015 • By and

CSBA’s historical analysis of air-to-air combat, detailed in the 2015 report titled Trends in Air-to-Air Combat: Implications for Future Air Superiority by Dr. John Stillion, assessed how advances in sensor,…

Winning The Airwaves: Regaining America’s Dominance In The Electromagnetic Spectrum

December 1, 2015 • By and

The electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) is one of the most critical operational domains in modern warfare, but its use in military operations is rapidly changing. In the same way smartphones and…

Deploying Beyond Their Means: America’s Navy and Marine Corps At a Tipping Point

November 18, 2015 • By and

Today the Navy and Marine Corps are facing a fundamental choice: maintain current levels of forward presence and risk breaking the force or reduce presence and restore readiness through adequate…

Defense Reform

November 10, 2015 • By

At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing CSBA’s Vice President for Studies Jim Thomas’ argued that new legislation is needed to ensure the DoD is effectively organized to address current and…