It’s a budget gimmick that would promote waste and push off hard choices about tomorrow’s nuclear arsenal. READ MORE

The time for the annual defense budget drama is upon us. This long-running Washington show re-opened on Feb. 9, when U.S. READ MORE

February 10, 2016 | Stimson Spotlight

By Richard Sokolsky and Gordon Adams:  READ MORE

November 19, 2015 | Stimson Spotlight

U.S. security assistance and cooperation programs have come under a lot of fire recently. The failure of the $500 million program to train and equip moderate opposition forces in Syria is the latest example. READ MORE

From the Islamic State in the Middle East to rising cyber security challenges, the United States is facing a shifting security landscape that raises questions about how to effectively prioritize defense budget spending. READ MORE

October 3, 2014 | Stimson Spotlight

From Afghanistan to Mali to Iraq, training and equipping other countries' militaries has a terrible track record. Why would we want to make it a permanent part of U.S. strategy? READ MORE