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Lawrence J. Korb Archives

What would Reagan do? Republicans and the Iran nuclear deal.

Lawrence J. Korb writes about the legacy of the Reagan administration in light of the Iran nuclear deal.

by Lawrence J. Korb | Monday, August 8, 2016

Visiting Hiroshima Changed My Mind. It Should Change Obama's Too.

As President Barack Obama prepares to visit Hiroshima, author Lawrence J. Korb reflects on his own visit to Hiroshima and urges the president to rethink his administration's nuclear modernization plan.

by Lawrence J. Korb | Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The way back to the negotiating table

Author Lawrence J. Korb offers steps the United States can take to enhance U.S. power and reign in nuclear modernization while putting pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

by Lawrence J. Korb | Thursday, April 21, 2016

Money for Obama’s nuclear upgrades better spent on conventional weapons

On the first day of the Nuclear Security Summit, author Lawrence J. Korb argues that President Barack Obama should take his last opportunity to reduce the role of nuclear weapons.

by Lawrence J. Korb | Thursday, March 31, 2016

Don’t Fall for Obama’s $3 Billion Arms Buildup at Russia’s Door

Lawrence J. Korb and Eric Goepel write about how the Obama administration is justifying its new defense spending request—and why we shouldn't take its reasoning at face value.

by Lawrence J. Korb and Eric Goepel | Friday, February 26, 2016

Setting Priorities for Nuclear Modernization

book_alt2 icon Report The current plans to modernize the U.S. nuclear arsenal are unsustainable. Prudent cuts can help deterrence and free up scarce funds for more pressing priorities.

by Lawrence J. Korb and Adam Mount | Wednesday, February 3, 2016

America Should Get Its Nuclear House in Order

Lawrence Korb argues that the United States should ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty in order to remain strong on nuclear proliferation.

by Lawrence J. Korb | Wednesday, January 20, 2016

74 Years After Pearl Harbor, Important Lessons for 21st Century Challenges

Lawrence J. Korb shares four key lessons the United States can learn from the attacks on Pearl Harbor.

by Lawrence J. Korb | Monday, December 7, 2015

Remembering America’s Veterans in 2015

Arlington cemetery burialOn Veterans Day, the Center for American Progress offers a statistical snapshot of our veterans and the challenges they face.

by Maryia Statkevich and Lawrence J. Korb | Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Next U.S. President and the Pentagon’s $610 Billion Budget

Lawrence Korb writes that even though the amount spent on U.S. defense is more than adequate, the next president will still face challenges in dealing with the distribution of the budget.

by Lawrence J. Korb | Tuesday, November 10, 2015

How much will new U.S. stealth bomber really cost? Nobody knows.

Lawrence J. Korb writes about the unclear cost of our new stealth bomber.

by Lawrence J. Korb | Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Why President Obama Should Veto the NDAA

Guantanamo BayThe president should veto the congressional National Defense Authorization Act because it contains several harmful provisions but should insist that Congress retain several beneficial provisions.

by Lawrence J. Korb | Friday, October 16, 2015

Why the U.S. military can’t succeed in training foreign armies

Author Lawrence Korb argues that it is lack of motivation rather than lack of sufficient training that has caused the failures of U.S.-trained foreign militaries in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

by Lawrence J. Korb | Monday, October 5, 2015

Bombs Away: Why the Pentagon Doesn't Need an Increased Defense Budget

Lawrence J. Korb explains why we do not need a bigger defense budget.

by Lawrence J. Korb | Sunday, September 27, 2015

Trust European allies on Iran

Lawrence Korb writes that by saying that they do not trust the intentions of some of our closest allies, opponents of the Iran agreement are arguing that the United States must go it alone.

by Lawrence J. Korb | Friday, August 14, 2015