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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…

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…

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…

Beyond Coast Artillery: Cross-Domain Denial and the Army

October 29, 2014 • By

Secretary Hagel recently made waves in Army circles by suggesting that the Army leverage its missile forces to resume the old mission of coastal defense. In this brief, CSBA Research…

Estimating the Cost of Operations Against ISIL

September 29, 2014 • By , , and

With the United States now engaged in military operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), there are many questions regarding the cost, duration, and scope of…