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Lawrence J. Korb Archives

Getting to a Final Agreement: Nuclear Negotiations with Iran and Congressional Action

nuclear negotiations article icon Issue Brief A final nuclear agreement with Iran may be within reach, but both Congress and the White House must remain vigilant and clear-eyed about the hurdles.

by Vikram Singh, Brian Katulis, Rudy deLeon, Hardin Lang, Lawrence J. Korb, Shlomo Brom, Ken Sofer | Monday, April 13, 2015

Defense Budget Déjà Vu

The Pentagon’s fiscal year 2016 budget request makes important reforms but ignores fiscal and political realities.

by Lawrence J. Korb and Katherine Blakeley | Monday, February 9, 2015

Strengthening the Military Lending Act to Protect Troops from Predatory Practices

Soldier fills out paperworkExpanding the Military Lending Act would better protect service members from becoming trapped in a cycle of debt and risking their security clearances.

by Joe Valenti and Lawrence J. Korb | Thursday, January 15, 2015

The War Chest

A soldier stands guard book_alt2 icon Report As the war in Afghanistan draws down, it’s time to wind down the war chest.

by Katherine Blakeley and Lawrence J. Korb | Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Gulf of Tonkin and Lessons for the Global War on Terror

Lawrence J. Korb shares lessons from the Gulf of Tonkin.

by Lawrence J. Korb | Wednesday, August 6, 2014

For Pentagon, the price isn't right

Lawrence Korb and Alvaro Genie discuss the too-high prices that Department of Defense companies are charging the Pentagon.

by Lawrence J. Korb and Alvaro Genie | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Why Negotiating With Our Enemies Is Not a Sin

Lawrence J. Korb writes on how the Taliban swap for Sgt. Bergdahl is just the latest in a long line of occasions when America willingly dealt with bad guys.

by Lawrence J. Korb | Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Authorize a New BRAC

Lawrence J. Korb and Katherine Blakeley on why Congress should authorize a new BRAC.

by Lawrence J. Korb and Katherine Blakeley | Monday, May 26, 2014

Hagel's Defense Cuts: A Good Idea

Lawrence J. Korb, Max Hoffman, and Kate Blakeley on the defense budget.

by Lawrence J. Korb, Max Hoffman, and Katherine Blakeley | Thursday, May 1, 2014

A User’s Guide to the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Budget

Hagel article icon Issue Brief The U.S. Department of Defense faces hard choices if it wants to create a fiscally responsible budget plan for the coming years.

by Lawrence J. Korb, Max Hoffman, and Katherine Blakeley | Thursday, April 24, 2014

Defense Budget Proposal Postpones Key Choices

HagelThe Pentagon’s fiscal year 2015 budget request makes important reforms but should adhere to all budget caps beyond FY 2015.

by Lawrence J. Korb, Katherine Blakeley, and Max Hoffman | Tuesday, February 25, 2014

For the Pentagon, Diminished Sequester Still Looms Under Congressional Budget Deal

F-35B fighter jetThe Murray-Ryan budget deal does not eliminate the challenges DOD faces from sequestration but does provide an opportunity to responsibly reduce defense spending.

by Lawrence J. Korb, Katherine Blakeley, and Max Hoffman | Thursday, December 12, 2013

Action plan: Keeping Iran from the bomb

Lawrence J. Korb writes about the importance of the recent deal that has essentially halted Iran's progress toward making a nuclear weapon.

by Lawrence J. Korb | Monday, November 25, 2013

The Iran deal is good for all sides

Lawrence J. Korb writes about why the Iran deal is good for all parties involved.

by Lawrence J. Korb | Monday, November 25, 2013

Korb and Laich: Sex assault and the chain of command

Lawrence J. Korb and Dennis Laich discuss the seriousness of the military's sexual assault problem.

by Lawrence J. Korb and Dennis Laich | Tuesday, November 19, 2013