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Liberal Turkey Speaks—Is Prime Minister Erdoğan Listening?

Prime Minister Erdoğan should listen as Turks protest his government’s heavy-handed approach, or he will risk losing his political standing.

by Michael Werz, Matthew Duss, and Max Hoffman | Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Freedom of the Press and Expression in Turkey

Turkish newspapers article icon Issue Brief Press freedom and freedom of expression in Turkey have been threatened, but the United States has a vested interest in ensuring that Turkey protects its vibrant political discourse.

by Max Hoffman and Michael Werz | Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Pentagon Must Carry Its Weight

Obama fiscal year 2014 federal budgetIn its fiscal year 2014 defense budget request, the Obama administration holds the baseline defense budget steady at near historic highs.

by Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman | Thursday, April 11, 2013

U.S. Can Afford $500 Billion in (Smart) Defense Cuts

Lawrence J. Korb and Max Hoffman explain why—and how—the United States can afford to cut $500 billion from the defense budget.

by Lawrence J. Korb and Max Hoffman | Monday, February 4, 2013

Barack Obama’s Historic Transformation of the American Military

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.

by Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman | Monday, January 28, 2013

How to Cut $100B from the Defense Budget

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.

by Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman | Monday, December 17, 2012

$100 Billion in Politically Feasible Defense Cuts for a Budget Deal

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta article icon 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.

by Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman | Thursday, December 6, 2012

What’s $2 Trillion Among Friends?

Since announcing that he was a candidate for president, Governor Romney has continually criticized the Obama administration for what he claims are the president’s severe and unnecessary reductions in defense spending. According to Romney, Obama would make massive cuts in defense spending that could decimate the U.S. military by returning the armed forces to their […]

by Lawrence J. Korb, Max Hoffman, and Robert Ward | Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Gunpoint Stimulus

Defense contractors are trying to frighten Americans into believing that Pentagon budget cuts will destroy the economy. Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman say that's bogus.

by Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman | Monday, July 2, 2012

Military Health Care: Facing the Facts

As former secretary of defense Robert Gates remarked during his last year in office, health-care costs are eating the Pentagon alive. Both military and political leaders in the administration and members of Congress know this. Policy makers also know what must be done to bring these costs under control. But because of misleading arguments put […]

by Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman | Thursday, June 7, 2012

What’s Next for NATO?

article icon Issue Brief Lawrence Korb and Max Hoffman argue that NATO members should focus on long-term challenges to the organization at this week’s summit.

by Lawrence J. Korb and Max Hoffman | Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Top 10 Things to Know About Military Compensation

Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman outline 10 facts about current military personnel costs.

by Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman | Friday, May 11, 2012

Reforming Military Compensation

book_alt2 icon Report Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman explain why military compensation spending must be curbed and detail the best ways to cut back without harming veterans or active-duty service men and women.

by Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman | Monday, May 7, 2012

VFW, Allies Mislead on Pay, Benefits

Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman defend the Pentagon against groups such as Military Officers Association of America and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, which oppose the Pentagon’s attempts to rein in rapidly increasing personnel costs.

by Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman | Monday, May 7, 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