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Thirty-Eight Think Tank Experts Urge Defense Reform

Today, all of CSBA’s senior scholars join dozens of experts from a bipartisan group of think tanks in calling for reforms to the Department of Defense.

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Military Compensation Reform: A New Way of Thinking

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.

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Air Force Says Mideast Bombing Worsens Maintenance-Staff Shortage

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.

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Bryan Clark Joins CSBA as Senior Fellow

The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments is pleased to welcome Bryan Clark as Senior Fellow on the center’s Strategic Studies team.

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CSBA Report: Upcoming QDR Should Change the Mix of Capabilities

“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.

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Open Letter: Defense Reform Consensus

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.