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Lawrence J. Korb Archives

For Pentagon, the price isn't right

Lawrence Korb and Alvaro Genie discuss the too-high prices that Department of Defense companies are charging the Pentagon.

By Lawrence J. Korb and Alvaro Genie | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Why Negotiating With Our Enemies Is Not a Sin

Lawrence J. Korb writes on how the Taliban swap for Sgt. Bergdahl is just the latest in a long line of occasions when America willingly dealt with bad guys.

By Lawrence J. Korb | Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Authorize a New BRAC

Lawrence J. Korb and Katherine Blakeley on why Congress should authorize a new BRAC.

By Lawrence J. Korb and Katherine Blakeley | Monday, May 26, 2014

Caring for Those Who Serve: Key Facts About the Veterans Affairs’ Health System in the Wake of the Waitlist Allegations

Memorial dayThe allegations of long wait times and secret waiting lists at the Phoenix VA hospital is a serious concern and must be addressed immediately. But we must also not lose sight of the VA system’s successes, as well as its steady improvement in recent years.

By Lawrence J. Korb and Katherine Blakeley | Friday, May 23, 2014

Hagel's Defense Cuts: A Good Idea

Lawrence J. Korb, Max Hoffman, and Kate Blakeley on the defense budget.

By Lawrence J. Korb, Max Hoffman, and Kate Blakeley | Thursday, May 1, 2014

A User’s Guide to the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Budget

Hagel article icon Issue Brief The U.S. Department of Defense faces hard choices if it wants to create a fiscally responsible budget plan for the coming years.

By Lawrence J. Korb, Max Hoffman, and Kate Blakeley | Thursday, April 24, 2014

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