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President Obama’s Defense Readjustments Shaped by New Strategic and Fiscal Realities

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.

by Lawrence J. Korb and Alex Rothman | Friday, January 6, 2012

Defense in an Age of Austerity

article icon 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.

by Alex Rothman and Lawrence J. Korb | Friday, January 6, 2012

Repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’: A Year in the Making

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.

by Crosby Burns | Monday, December 19, 2011

Update: The Iraq War Ledger

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.

by Matthew Duss and Peter Juul | Tuesday, December 13, 2011

U.S.-Iraq Relations Enter a New Era

Peter Juul examines the more normal but still complex U.S. relationship with Iraq internally and in the region going forward.

by Peter Juul | Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Turning the Page in Iraq

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.

by Brian Katulis | Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Honoring Our Veterans in 2011

A statistical picture of our service members and the challenges they face.

| Thursday, November 10, 2011

The State of America’s Veterans

play_alt icon Video Lawrence J. Korb discusses the state of America's veterans and the major issues they're facing right now.

by Lawrence J. Korb | Thursday, November 10, 2011

Iranian Terror Operations on American Soil

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.

by Lawrence J. Korb | Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Statement on the End of the Iraq War

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.

| Friday, October 21, 2011

House Holds Defense Bill Hostage to Social Prejudices

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.

by Lawrence J. Korb and Alex Rothman | Friday, October 14, 2011

Keeping Ballooning Tricare Costs Down Will Require More Robust Proposals

The Obama administration will have to take more steps to keep military health care spending at a reasonable level, writes Lawrence J. Korb.

by Lawrence J. Korb | Thursday, September 22, 2011

Statement by John Podesta on the End of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

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.

by John Podesta | Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What DADT Cost Us

Crosby Burns details how much we lost from the military’s ban on open service by gay and lesbian troops.

by Crosby Burns | Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Remembering 9/11

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.

by Rudy deLeon | Thursday, September 8, 2011