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Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict Report

Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict

Growing evidence of links between climate change, migration, and conflict raise plenty of reasons for concern and it’s time to start thinking about new answers to these multifaceted crisis scenarios, write Michael Werz and Laura Conley.

Michael Werz, Laura Conley

Beyond Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Article
The Pentagon should take all reasonable steps to provide for the families of gay and lesbian service members. (Flickr/gregwest98)

Beyond Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

The Pentagon should move to ensure gay and lesbian troops have equal access to the services needed to support themselves and their families, write Laura Conley and Lawrence J. Korb.

A Return to Responsibility Report
The president and Congress can learn from post-World War II presidents who cut the budget and brought defense spending into balance in the face of deficits and war drawdowns. (NATO/AP)

A Return to Responsibility

Lawrence Korb, Laura Conley, and Alex Rothman explain how the president and Congress can learn from past presidents who cut the budget and brought defense spending into balance.

Lawrence J. Korb, Laura Conley, Alex Rothman

Sensible Defense Cuts Article
An aerial view of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) aircraft carrier in Norfolk, Virginia. The United States currently fields 11 aircraft carriers, while no other country has even one of comparable size and power. The Pentagon could cancel procurement of the CVN-80 aircraft carrier and retire two existing carrier battle groups and associated air wings, saving $7.74 billion. (AP/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Sensible Defense Cuts

Lawrence J. Korb, Laura Conley, and Alex Rothman lay out CAP’s recommendations for saving $150 billion in defense spending annually without harming U.S. security.

Lawrence J. Korb, Laura Conley, Alex Rothman

Defensible Budget Cuts Article
President Barack Obama smiles at George Washington University in Washington, Wednesday, April 13, 2011, prior to delivering a speech on fiscal policy. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

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.

Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, Laura Conley

War in an Age of Deficits In the News

War in an Age of Deficits

As the nation moves forward with operations in Libya, questions of how these actions will affect our fiscal health will and should be unavoidable, write Lawrence Korb and Laura Conley.

Restoring Tricare Report
As a result of unprecedented cost growth in the Tricare system, nearly 10 percent of the baseline defense budget now goes to providing medical care for active duty, reserve, and National Guard troops and their dependents, as well as military retirees of all ages and their dependents. (AP)

Restoring Tricare

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.

Lawrence J. Korb, Laura Conley, Alex Rothman

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