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This paper is meant to stimulate discussion of, and ultimately spur action to develop, the concepts and capabilities the United States will need to prevail in a more dangerous world.
CSBA's report recommends creating a future aircraft inventory that would be more lethal and better able to operate in future contested and highly contested environments compared to today's force. It also advises the U.S. Air Force to develop and field this force over the next fifteen to twenty years instead of attempting to reach a specific inventory target by 2030.
CSBA offers a new force-planning construct that can guide the Royal Air Force’s future plans and resource priorities as it prepares for both the most dangerous and most likely challenges it may confront over the coming years. Moreover, the report recommends investments in new capabilities for suppressing anti-access/area denial threats to NATO operations.
Statement before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on The Origins and Enduring Value of the Transatlantic Alliance
Dr. Hal Brands testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and Environment in a hearing on "The Origins and Enduring Value of the Transatlantic Alliance" on Tuesday, 26 March 2019.
The U.S. European Deterrence Initiative and other efforts have done much to strengthen collective deterrence and defense, but serious challenges remain, especially where the potential for conflict is most acute and the NATO Alliance is most vulnerable: the Baltic region.
CSBA’s mission is to develop innovative, resource-informed defense concepts, promote public debate, and spur action to advance U.S. and allied interests. Our vision is to set the terms of debate for the future of national defense and drive change in concept development, force structure, and resources to prepare the US and its allies to compete and win in an era characterized by great power competition and conflict.