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.
Lawrence J. Korb explains why we do not need a bigger defense budget.
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.
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.
The Pentagon’s fiscal year 2016 budget request makes important reforms but ignores fiscal and political realities.
Expanding the Military Lending Act would better protect service members from becoming trapped in a cycle of debt and risking their security clearances.
Lawrence J. Korb shares lessons from the Gulf of Tonkin.
Lawrence Korb and Alvaro Genie discuss the too-high prices that Department of Defense companies are charging the Pentagon.
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.
Lawrence J. Korb and Katherine Blakeley on why Congress should authorize a new BRAC.
The allegations of long wait times and secret waiting lists at the Phoenix VA hospital is a serious concern and must be addressed immediately. But we must also not lose sight of the VA system’s successes, as well as its steady improvement in recent years.
Lawrence J. Korb, Max Hoffman, and Kate Blakeley on the defense budget.
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.
The Pentagon’s fiscal year 2015 budget request makes important reforms but should adhere to all budget caps beyond FY 2015.