A new law passed by Congress and signed last month by President Barack Obama stops predatory lenders from taking advantage of our troops. That’s good news for Virginia’s more than120,000 active-duty service members, but unfortunately it does nothing to protect veterans and all other Virginians.
Lawrence J. Korb explains why U.S. intelligence analyst and convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard deserves to be released from prison.
Lawrence J. Korb explains why defense must be part of the debate to reduce spending, highlighting on the Pentagon's management problem.
Lawrence J. Korb explains why it's important that Chuck Hagel fought in Vietnam.
Lawrence J. Korb and Matthew Duss explain why Chuck Hagel shouldn't back down from his opposition to the war in Iraq when facing his appointment hearing in the Senate.
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 explains why defense spending must be part of the conversation to reduce the federal 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 and Michael Conathan explain why a unified national security budget would be good news for the Coast Guard.
It doesn't matter that Chuck Hagel is a Republican -- or even a defense expert.
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.
We should remember the contributions of not just the generals and admirals in the spotlight, but those that work behind the scenes as well.
Lawrence J. Korb and Alex Rothman explain what it takes to be a successful secretary of defense.
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.
With the election decided, lawmakers have returned to Washington with just seven weeks to negotiate an agreement to avert sequestration, which would impose about $1 trillion in cuts to Pentagon spending and domestic programs. The crude across-the-board cuts of sequestration are not smart budget policy. But these negotiations present an opportunity for Congress to take […]