Tomorrow, the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission is due to release its final report and recommendations to Congress. CSBA has been at the leading edge of this issue. Todd Harrison’s 2012 report, Rebalancing Military Compensation: An Evidence-Based Approach, provided a new way of thinking about compensation reform that was the basis for the survey of military personnel conducted by the commission.
The Air Force says the U.S. bombing campaign against Islamic extremists is exacerbating its shortage of plane-maintenance experts—a gap that is rekindling tensions with Congress about how to manage the nation’s combat aircraft.
The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments is pleased to welcome Bryan Clark as Senior Fellow on the center’s Strategic Studies team.
“The Pentagon has an opportunity to use its upcoming Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) to define and then resource a new mix of military capabilities that will be needed for future contingency operations,” argues a new Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) report released at a congressional briefing last week.
CSBA scholars have signed an open letter calling on Congress and the Pentagon to address the growing imbalances within the defense budget that threaten the health and long-term viability of America’s volunteer military.
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) today announced his selection of Ambassador Eric Edelman and former U.S. Senator Jim Talent to the Congressionally-mandated National Defense Panel which assesses the Department of Defense’s Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR).