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Lawrence J. Korb Archives

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

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

Caring for Those Who Serve: Key Facts About the Veterans Affairs’ Health System in the Wake of the Waitlist Allegations

Memorial dayThe 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.

by Lawrence J. Korb and Katherine Blakeley | Friday, May 23, 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, 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, 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, Max Hoffman | Tuesday, February 25, 2014