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Examining the Iran Deal and the Military Balance in the Middle East

August 4, 2015 • By

In this testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Ambassador Eric Edelman asserts that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue is deeply flawed…

The Cost of U.S. Nuclear Forces: From BCA to Bow Wave and Beyond

August 4, 2015 • By and

Nuclear weapons have underpinned U.S. national security strategy since the early days of the Cold War. For more than half a century, the United States has relied on its nuclear arsenal to…

What it Takes to Win: Succeeding in 21st Century Battle Network Competitions

July 10, 2015 • By and

Success or failure in war is often measured in terms of territory gained and losses imposed on the enemy. These metrics, however, may not reflect what is really most useful…

Sustaining America’s Precision Strike Advantage

June 23, 2015 • By and

The U.S. military has enjoyed an enormous advantage in precision strike over the past 25 years. The success of America’s precision strike operations has not gone unnoticed, however. Potential enemies…

Are U.S. Nuclear Forces Unaffordable?

June 23, 2015 • By and

Since the Budget Control Act (BCA) was enacted in 2011, every area of the defense budget has come under increased scrutiny. The cost of nuclear forces in particular has received considerable attention…