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Sending Veterans to School: Fast Facts on the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill

Chart illustrates the need for military education benefits as well as the sharp increase in use of G.I. money at for-profit institutions.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Protecting Wasteful Military Spending at All Costs

Chart from Melissa Boteach, Lawrence Korb, and Max Hoffman shows that House conservatives are asking low- and middle-income families to foot the bill to protect weapons systems that don’t enhance our national security.

By Melissa Boteach, Lawrence J. Korb, and Max Hoffman | Wednesday, April 18, 2012

An Unheralded Anniversary

Brian Katulis reflects on the five ways our strategic redeployment out of Iraq helped us finish the fight with Al Qaeda, rebuild our military, and strengthen our fiscal position.

By Brian Katulis | Friday, March 16, 2012

Veteran Poverty by the Numbers

Kevin Hawryluk and Abigail Ridley-Kerr write that veterans have much at stake in this year’s budget debates.

By Kevin Hawryluk and Abigail Ridley-Kerr | Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Infographic: Keeping Wasteful Defense Spending vs. Helping Vets

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.

By Melissa Boteach, Lawrence J. Korb, and Alex Rothman | Friday, March 2, 2012

Panetta’s Trimmed Defense Budget Is a Good First Step—but It Isn’t Enough

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.

By Lawrence J. Korb, Max Hoffman, and Alex Rothman | Friday, January 27, 2012

A More Agile and Sustainable Military Posture

An event hosted by CAP and the Truman National Security Project looks at proposed strategy changes by the Obama administration.

Friday, January 27, 2012

President Obama’s Defense Readjustments Shaped by New Strategic and Fiscal Realities

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.

By Lawrence J. Korb and Alex Rothman | Friday, January 6, 2012

Defense in an Age of Austerity

article icon Issue Brief Sensible reductions in the defense budget must be part of the solution to getting our nation’s fiscal house in order, writes Lawrence J. Korb.

By Alex Rothman and Lawrence J. Korb | Friday, January 6, 2012

Repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’: A Year in the Making

Crosby Burns looks at how the repeal on open service has been implemented over the past year and what steps remain to achieve full equality for all troops.

By Crosby Burns | Monday, December 19, 2011

U.S.-Iraq Relations Enter a New Era

Peter Juul examines the more normal but still complex U.S. relationship with Iraq internally and in the region going forward.

By Peter Juul | Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Turning the Page in Iraq

It’s time for America to move on from Iraq, writes Brian Katulis. But the Obama administration needs to stay vigilant on unresolved problems in the country and the region.

By Brian Katulis | Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Update: The Iraq War Ledger

Matthew Duss and Peter Juul look at the human, financial, and strategic costs of the U.S. intervention in Iraq as the last of our troops pull out.

By Matthew Duss and Peter Juul | Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Honoring Our Veterans in 2011

A statistical picture of our service members and the challenges they face.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The State of America’s Veterans

play_alt icon Video Lawrence J. Korb discusses the state of America's veterans and the major issues they're facing right now.

By Lawrence J. Korb | Thursday, November 10, 2011