Selective Disclosure: A Strategic Approach to Long-Term Competition

In Selective Disclosure: A Strategic Approach to Long-Term Competition, CSBA President and CEO Thomas G. Mahnken outlines a framework for revealing or concealing information for strategic effect in an era of great power competition. Dr. Mahnken explores three separate models for developing defense capabilities and details how each model impacts a competitor’s response. Drawing upon historical case studies, he illustrates past applications of the approach as well as the benefits and drawbacks of each approach. Finally, Dr. Mahnken proposes a series of criteria for applying selective disclosure under current strategic conditions.