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Future layered defenses with these capabilities could greatly increase the level of effort an adversary would need to undertake to attack America’s overseas bases successfully.
Dr. Hal Brands testified before the House Armed Services Committee in a hearing on "The Impact of National Defense on the Economy, Diplomacy, and International Order" on Wednesday, 26 September 2018.
Democratic nations are particularly vulnerable to comprehensive coercion because their open nature provides pathways for rivals to influence, Countering Comprehensive Coercion offers policymakers a better understanding of the threat they face.
America's global credibility is in crisis -- this new report from CSBA explores how to fix it.
By the middle of the 21st century, ground forces will employ tens of thousands of robots, and the decisions of human commanders will be shaped by artificial intelligence; trends in technology and warfare make this a near certainty. The military organizations of the United States and its allies and partners must plan now for this new era of warfare.
The threat of nuclear attack by a great power or a rogue state is a major reason why every U.S. administration since the end of the Cold War has validated the need to maintain a safe, secure, and credible nuclear triad. Russia maintains a large stockpile of nuclear warheads and continues to adhere to military doctrine that indicates it might be willing to use nuclear weapons to coerce the United States and its allies in a crisis. Both Russia and China are funding multiple programs to modernize their nuclear arsenals, and the proliferation of advanced military technologies has allowed North Korea to fast-track its nuclear weapons development program.