The new House Republican budget doesn’t strike a good balance between spending for defense, development, and diplomacy, write Lawrence J. Korb and Max Hoffman.
Ever since the Pentagon unveiled its budget plan for fiscal year 2013 through fiscal year 2017, there has been controversy about how much of the regular, or base, budget is actually being reduced and whether additional reductions can be made. Pentagon officials and their supporters claim the defense budget has been significantly reduced since Barack [...]
Major news media and think tanks have written and broadcast repeatedly about efforts to prevent nuclear war in South Asia, but relatively little attention has been paid to containment should a conflict between India and Pakistan break out. Even a limited nuclear exchange in South Asia would kill millions and have adverse environmental effects far [...]
Melissa Boteach, Lawrence J. Korb, and Alex Rothman ask whether we really need another nuclear missile in our well-stocked arsenal when that funding could help a returning veteran find a job.
In any profession when there is malpractice, the person or persons who commit the offense are held accountable. They lose their jobs or their licenses or resign from sheer embarrassment. But this is apparently not the case in the military industrial complex when it comes to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the most expensive program [...]
Issue Brief Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman grade the Pentagon's latest budget request.
Lawrence J. Korb, Max Hoffman, and Alex Rothman take a long view on Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s budget reductions and find that we’ll need to do more in the coming years to bring military spending under control.
Lawrence J. Korb on why President Obama's proposed cuts aren't as impressive as some make them out to be.
Lawrence J. Korb discusses why military benefits should be cut in order to open up funding opportunities for modernization and preparedness.
Close analysis of President Barack Obama's new defense plan shows that he is in fact following in the footsteps of Republican foreign policy stalwarts Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan, and H.W. Bush, writes Lawrence J. Korb
President Obama is wise to use the U.S. drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan as a turning point to update and improve U.S. national security strategy, write Lawrence J. Korb and Alex Rothman.
Even with proposed cuts, the Pentagon does not have a resource problem, it has a management problem, writes Lawrence J. Korb.
The real implications on global security of troop deployment in northern Australia are relatively minor, and there is little basis for some of the reactions in the United States and around the world, writes Lawrence J. Korb.
The military and the country would be better off in the long run if President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta gave a more honest speech to close the Iraq War, writes Lawrence J. Korb