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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…

The Role of Surface Forces in Presence, Deterrence, and Warfighting

April 16, 2015 • By

In this testimony before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, Bryan Clark argues that the Navy needs a new approach to surface warfare in light of…

Trends in Air-to-Air Combat: Implications for Future Air Superiority

April 14, 2015 • By

In this study, Dr. John Stillion conducts a historical analysis of air-to-air combat, drawing on a database of over 1,450 air-to-air victories from multiple conflicts from 1965 to the present….

War Like No Other: Maritime Competition in a Mature Precision-Strike Regime

April 13, 2015 • By

For over two decades, the U.S. military has enjoyed a near-monopoly in precision-guided munitions and their associated battle networks. Recently, however, the proliferation of these capabilities to other militaries and non-state entities…