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Defensible Budget Cuts

Lawrence Korb, Alex Rothman, and Laura Conley explain why reasonable cuts to defense spending outlined by President Obama will enhance our national security.

by Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Laura Conley | Wednesday, April 13, 2011

How a Shutdown Would Affect Our Military

Shutting down the government would disrupt a number of critical Defense Department functions including troop pay and recruiting, write Lawrence J. Korb, Rudy deLeon, and Laura Conley.

by Lawrence J. Korb, Rudy deLeon, and Laura Conley | Thursday, April 7, 2011

U.S. Military Marches Past ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

book_alt2 icon Report Lawrence Korb and Laura Conley detail why U.S. military recruitment goals demonstrate that gay and lesbian Americans serving our country is a nonissue.

by Lawrence J. Korb and Laura Conley | Wednesday, March 30, 2011

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal Moves Forward

book_alt2 icon Report Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely discuss the next steps in the implementation of DADT repeal.

by Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely | Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sputtering Conservatives

Peter Juul dissects conservative rage over President Obama’s multilateral-led military intervention in Libya to reveal their many contradictions.

by Peter Juul | Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Restoring Tricare

book_alt2 icon Report The cost of military health care could eventually begin to divert funding away from other crucial national security initiatives, write Lawrence Korb, Laura Conley, and Alex Rothman.

by Lawrence J. Korb, Laura Conley, and Alex Rothman | Monday, February 28, 2011

Repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Was Only the First Step Toward Open Service

Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely detail how the Pentagon and our nation’s military leaders will go about implementing the repeal of this outdated and ineffective policy.

by Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely | Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Turning Momentum into Votes

Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely identify the key Republican senators whose support is necessary to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” this year.

by Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely | Monday, December 13, 2010

U.S. Senate Should Pursue Other Options to Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

The Senate vote to not proceed to debate the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act was a step backward in efforts to repeal the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy, write Winnie Stachelberg and Rudy deLeon.

by Winnie Stachelberg and Rudy deLeon | Thursday, December 9, 2010

Repealing the Military’s Gay Ban Will Enhance Religious Freedom

Dr. Israel Drazin, a former chaplain and brigadier general, debunks the claim that military chaplains must either sacrifice their religious freedom or face dismissal if “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is repealed.

by Dr. Israel Drazin | Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Ball Is in the Senate’s Court on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

The Senate has the opportunity to end an unjust policy in our military that hurts our national security, write Lawrence Korb and Laura Conley.

by Lawrence J. Korb and Laura Conley | Monday, November 29, 2010

The Coming Battles over the Defense Budget

Peter Juul previews the potential conflicts likely to arise in the upcoming defense budget debate. It’s sure to be messy.

by Peter Juul | Monday, November 22, 2010

All in the Family

A telling family dispute over allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in our military reveals Sen. McCain’s strategy of delay, writes Sam Fulwood III.

by Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Power of the President

book_alt2 icon Report Recommendations to advance progressive change from the Center for American Progress and Senior Fellows, compiled by Sarah Rosen Wartell and with a forward from John Podesta.

by Sarah Rosen Wartell and John Podesta | Tuesday, November 16, 2010

We Can’t Afford to Continue “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Congress should pass the fiscal year 2011 National Defense Authorization Act and end a policy that hurts our moral authority and national security, write Laura Conley and Alex Rothman.

by Laura Conley and Alex Rothman | Monday, November 15, 2010