President Obama is wise to use the U.S. drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan as a turning point to update and improve U.S. national security strategy, write Lawrence J. Korb and Alex Rothman.
Issue Brief Sensible reductions in the defense budget must be part of the solution to getting our nation’s fiscal house in order, writes Lawrence J. Korb.
Crosby Burns looks at how the repeal on open service has been implemented over the past year and what steps remain to achieve full equality for all troops.
Matthew Duss and Peter Juul look at the human, financial, and strategic costs of the U.S. intervention in Iraq as the last of our troops pull out.
Peter Juul examines the more normal but still complex U.S. relationship with Iraq internally and in the region going forward.
It’s time for America to move on from Iraq, writes Brian Katulis. But the Obama administration needs to stay vigilant on unresolved problems in the country and the region.
A statistical picture of our service members and the challenges they face.
Video Lawrence J. Korb discusses the state of America's veterans and the major issues they're facing right now.
CAP Senior Fellow Lawrence Korb testifies before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence and Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management.
A long and difficult conflict comes to an end today as President Obama announces all U.S. troops will return home by the end of the year.
The House-passed National Defense Authorization Act seeks to prevent military chaplains from performing same-sex marriages, setting up a possible failure to pass a defense funding bill, explain Lawrence J. Korb and Alex Rothman.
The Obama administration will have to take more steps to keep military health care spending at a reasonable level, writes Lawrence J. Korb.
Our nation is stronger today because of the end of the military's ban on open service by gay and lesbian troops, writes John Podesta.
Crosby Burns details how much we lost from the military’s ban on open service by gay and lesbian troops.
Rudy deLeon recalls a friend and colleague, Lt. Gen. Timothy Maude, killed in the attack on the Pentagon, who helped prepare us for what came next.