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A Vision of Future Aerial Combat

December 11, 2015 • By and

CSBA’s historical analysis of air-to-air combat, detailed in the 2015 report titled Trends in Air-to-Air Combat: Implications for Future Air Superiority by Dr. John Stillion, assessed how advances in sensor,…

Winning The Airwaves: Regaining America’s Dominance In The Electromagnetic Spectrum

December 1, 2015 • By and

The electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) is one of the most critical operational domains in modern warfare, but its use in military operations is rapidly changing. In the same way smartphones and…

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…