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February 09, 2015 / By Barry Blechman
Nuclear Visions and Nuclear Budgets

By Barry Blechman and Kara Junttila:

President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget request continues the political gamesmanship that has plagued the U.S. government for five years.

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February 04, 2015 / By Matthew Leatherman
Acting Smartly on Military Compensation

By Matthew Leatherman: 

Over the past ten days, Congress has received two reports that, taken together, raise the possibility of changing regular service-member’s compensation in

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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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