Prime Minister Erdoğan should listen as Turks protest his government’s heavy-handed approach, or he will risk losing his political standing.
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.
In its fiscal year 2014 defense budget request, the Obama administration holds the baseline defense budget steady at near historic highs.
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, 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, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman explain how four politically feasible reforms to the defense budget would save $100 billion over the next decade.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman outline 10 facts about current military personnel costs.
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.
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.
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.