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January 13, 2015 / By Matthew Leatherman
Cut Pay? Trim COCOMs: How To Act Wisely On Military Pay

By Matthew Leatherman:

Imagine a business that’s restructuring costs. The idea is to restrain employee compensation and free up money for operations and investment, thus allowing the

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December 16, 2014 / By Michael Krepon
Repairing the Diplomatic Threat Reduction Enterprise

By Michael Krepon: 

The “nuclear enterprise” – as the nuclear weapons complex and force structure in the United States have been successfully rebranded -- is bloated and in need of

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September 24, 2014 / By Geneive Abdo
Arab Public Not Taking US Efforts on ISIS Seriously

As the United States gears up for possible airstrikes inside Syria, it should remember one thing: No matter how much planning has gone into US military plans to counter the Islamic

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September 16, 2014
B-2 Pilot’s Lessons For LRSB, America’s New Bomber

By Lt. Col. Jeff Schreiner:

The Air Force very quietly released a Request for Proposal (RFP) this summer for the new Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B). With a purported fly away cost of

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August 29, 2014
Why Drones Will Challenge Sovereignty But Won’t Proliferate

By Abhijit Iyer-Mitra: 

The Stimson Centre's recent report on drones was thorough, extraordinarily comprehensive and balanced. Even so, there are two potential shortcomings if one

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