Lawrence J. Korb explains why it's important that Chuck Hagel fought in Vietnam.
Lawrence J. Korb and Matthew Duss explain why Chuck Hagel shouldn't back down from his opposition to the war in Iraq when facing his appointment hearing in the Senate.
Lawrence J. Korb and Max Hoffman explain why—and how—the United States can afford to cut $500 billion from the defense budget.
Lawrence J. Korb explains why defense spending must be part of the conversation to reduce the federal budget.
Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman discuss the importance of the recent announcement that the Pentagon will allow women to serve in combat.
Lawrence J. Korb and Michael Conathan explain why a unified national security budget would be good news for the Coast Guard.
It doesn't matter that Chuck Hagel is a Republican -- or even a defense expert.
Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman explain how four politically feasible reforms to the defense budget would save $100 billion over the next decade.
We should remember the contributions of not just the generals and admirals in the spotlight, but those that work behind the scenes as well.
Lawrence J. Korb and Alex Rothman explain what it takes to be a successful secretary of defense.
Issue Brief If carried out correctly, a well-managed defense drawdown can return the Pentagon’s budget to more sustainable levels without harming our national security or our economic recovery.
With the election decided, lawmakers have returned to Washington with just seven weeks to negotiate an agreement to avert sequestration, which would impose about $1 trillion in cuts to Pentagon spending and domestic programs. The crude across-the-board cuts of sequestration are not smart budget policy. But these negotiations present an opportunity for Congress to take […]
Despite the claims of many people, the resignation of David Petraeus as director of the CIA will benefit the country, the Army, and his family.
Lawrence J. Korb discusses the return of neoconservatives to the foreign policy debate.
Lawrence J. Korb and Jessica Arons explain why women who are in the military deserve to have access to better, more affordable, and more comprehensive care.