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Defense Budget Proposal Postpones Key Choices

HagelThe Pentagon’s fiscal year 2015 budget request makes important reforms but should adhere to all budget caps beyond FY 2015.

By Lawrence J. Korb, Kate Blakeley, and Max Hoffman | Tuesday, February 25, 2014

For the Pentagon, Diminished Sequester Still Looms Under Congressional Budget Deal

F-35B fighter jetThe Murray-Ryan budget deal does not eliminate the challenges DOD faces from sequestration but does provide an opportunity to responsibly reduce defense spending.

By Lawrence J. Korb, Kate Blakeley, and Max Hoffman | Thursday, December 12, 2013

Action plan: Keeping Iran from the bomb

Lawrence J. Korb writes about the importance of the recent deal that has essentially halted Iran's progress toward making a nuclear weapon.

By Lawrence J. Korb | Monday, November 25, 2013

The Iran deal is good for all sides

Lawrence J. Korb writes about why the Iran deal is good for all parties involved.

By Lawrence J. Korb | Monday, November 25, 2013

Korb and Laich: Sex assault and the chain of command

Lawrence J. Korb and Dennis Laich discuss the seriousness of the military's sexual assault problem.

By Lawrence J. Korb and Dennis Laich | Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Moral Responsibility of Volunteer Soldiers

Larry Korb critiques Jeff McMahan's argument that the United States' all-volunteer military must allow for selective conscientious objections when using force for purposes other than national defense.

By Lawrence J. Korb | Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Twice Betrayed

book_alt2 icon Report This report discusses sexual assault in the military and outlines key reform goals to combat the problem.

By Lindsay Rosenthal and Lawrence J. Korb | Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Navy not being straight about new destroyer

Lawrence Korb writes on the U.S. Navy's misleading and disingenuous claims about the rollout of a new destroyer program.

By Lawrence J. Korb | Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Letter: Fox exaggerates

Larry Korb discusses the defense budget under the sequester.

By Lawrence J. Korb | Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Gen. David Jones: a legacy of efficiency, transformation

Lawrence J. Korb writes about the legacy of Gen. David Jones.

By Lawrence J. Korb | Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Mission creep: A short history

President Obama should use congressional approval to target chemical weapons in Syria.

By Lawrence J. Korb and Max Hoffman | Thursday, September 5, 2013

The suspected Syrian chemical attacks: What now?

Lawrence J. Korb outlines what the United States should do in response to the suspected chemical attack in Syria.

By Lawrence J. Korb | Thursday, August 22, 2013

All in moderation: The US, Iran, and the way forward

Matthew Duss and Lawrence J. Korb write about the implications for the United States of the recent inauguration of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

By Matthew Duss and Lawrence J. Korb | Tuesday, August 6, 2013

U.S. should tread lightly on Iran

Matthew Duss and Lawrence Korb write about how the United States should be as careful as possible to do no harm in Iran.

By Matthew Duss and Lawrence J. Korb | Friday, June 28, 2013

The Trouble with Low Standards

Lawrence Korb discusses whether officials lowered the standards for enlistment for Edward Snowden.

By Lawrence J. Korb | Tuesday, June 25, 2013