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Energy Security and the G8: Combating Climate Change and Promoting Energy Security Go Hand in Hand

Combating climate change and promoting energy security go hand in hand, says Peter Odgen, which is why “Energy Security in the 21st Century” is a must-read.

By Peter Ogden | Friday, June 1, 2007

A Few More Good Men

Mr. Secretary: Although most of your attention is focused on immediate circumstances in Iraq, there is another, long-term challenge you must now face: How to increase the size of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps most effectively. Read more here.

By Lawrence J. Korb and Peter Ogden | Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Can Japan Depend on U.S. Intelligence Claims?

The United States possesses the world’s most advanced and far-reaching intelligence-gathering capabilities. From its satellites in space to its agents on the ground, the United States is gathering information from around the globe every minute of every day. Read more here.

By Peter Ogden and Michael Fuchs | Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Energy Warp

Peter Ogden outlines a strategy for boosting our national security by reducing dependence on oil from unstable and hostile regimes.

By Peter Ogden | Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Cleaning up China: Opportunities Beckon for U.S. Businesses

Treasury Secretary Paulson goes before Congress to explain current Sino-U.S. economic relations. Someone should ask him about promoting green opportunities for U.S. companies.

By Denis McDonough and Peter Ogden | Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Back Into the Black: Profiting on a Green China

Ogden and McDonough note that the U.S.-China economic dialogue would give the White House a chance to prove its commitment to clean energy.

By Peter Ogden and Denis McDonough | Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Rumsfeld’s Management Failures

The Defense Secretary fails to manage effectively and efficiently the largest and most well-financed bureaucracy in history.

By Lawrence J. Korb and Peter Ogden | Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Jets or GIs? How Best to Address the Military’s Manpower Shortage

In December 2004, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was asked by a soldier why U.S. troops in Iraq were not properly equipped for their mission. Rumsfeld responded that “you have to go to war with the army you have, not the army you want.” Rather than resolve anything, however, the secretary’s explanation only begged two […]

By Lawrence J. Korb and Peter Ogden | Thursday, October 26, 2006

Why We Can’t Send More Troops

Sending more troops right now would threaten to break our nation's all-volunteer Army and undermine our national security.

By Lawrence J. Korb and Peter Ogden | Thursday, September 14, 2006

Tapped Out

On July 26, congressional Democrats revealed that a full two-thirds of the active U.S. Army is officially classified as “not ready for combat.” The head of the National Guard responded to the news with a troubling announcement of his own: The National Guard is “in an even more dire situation than the active Army but […]

By Lawrence J. Korb, Max Bergmann, and Peter Ogden | Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Energy Security

See the report for a full list of members of the National Security Task Force on Energy “We are addicted to oil, and the oil is coming from the most dangerous places in the world,” said former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at a panel today, hosted by the Center for American Progress. Emphasizing the […]

By Tom Daschle, Denis McDonough, Peter Ogden, John Podesta, and Gayle Smith | Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Time for Hard Choices on Payroll Crisis

In the next few months, the Army is anticipating a personnel payroll shortfall of up to $1.4 billion for the active-duty force and up to $500 million for the National Guard and Reserve. The Marines are facing a potential shortfall of more than $100 million in those budget accounts. These deficits arose from a perfect […]

By Lawrence J. Korb and Peter Ogden | Wednesday, July 5, 2006

G. I. Bills

In the past few years, the United States Army has had to rely increasingly on financial incentives to recruit and retain soldiers. But even as the Army’s finance and payroll system administers ever larger sums of money and a growing number of entitlements, it must also track the hundreds of thousands of Army, Army Reserve […]

By Lawrence J. Korb and Peter Ogden | Monday, May 29, 2006

Personal Accountability Demands that Rumsfeld Resign

Personal Accountability Demands that Rumsfeld Resign Last week, retired Army Maj. Gen. John Batiste joined a distinguished group of former high-level military officials who in the past month have called for Donald H. Rumsfeld to resign as defense secretary. Mr. Batiste, commander of the 1st Infantry Division in Iraq from 2004 to 2005, cites Mr. […]

By Lawrence J. Korb and Peter Ogden | Thursday, April 20, 2006

Is Freedom Still on the March in Ukraine?

Had things gone as planned, the recent parliamentary elections in Ukraine would have provided a perfect occasion for President Bush to declare that freedom is once again on the march. However, the first place finish of Viktor Yanukovych’s Moscow-backed Party of the Regions has robbed him of that opportunity. Though the Bush administration has been […]

By Peter Ogden and Lynn Tesser | Thursday, April 13, 2006