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CSBA 2015 Progress Report: The Future of National Security

March 29, 2016 • By

Strategy Policy Budget The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments began its analytic work in 1983 as the Defense Budget Project. Its mission was to fulfill an urgent need for research…

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…