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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…

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…

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….