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Expertise: Federal budget, military, defense policy, defense budget

Lawrence J. Korb is a senior fellow at American Progress. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Prior to joining American Progress, he was a senior fellow and director of national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. From July 1998 to October 2002 he was council vice president, director of studies, and holder of the Maurice Greenberg Chair.

Prior to joining the council, Dr. Korb served as director of the Center for Public Policy Education and senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution; dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh; vice president of corporate operations at the Raytheon Company; and director of defense studies at the American Enterprise Institute.

Dr. Korb served as assistant secretary of defense (manpower, reserve affairs, installations, and logistics) from 1981 through 1985. In that position, he administered about 70 percent of the defense budget. For his service in that position, he was awarded the Department of Defense’s medal for Distinguished Public Service. Dr. Korb served on active duty for four years as Naval Flight Officer, and retired from the Naval Reserve with the rank of captain. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the State University of New York at Albany and has held full-time teaching positions at the University of Dayton, the Coast Guard Academy, and the Naval War College.

Dr. Korb has authored, co-authored, edited, or contributed to more than 20 books and written more than 100 articles on national security issues. His books include The Joint Chiefs of Staff: The First Twenty-five Years; The Fall and Rise of the Pentagon; American National Security: Policy and Process, Future Visions for U.S. Defense Policy; Reshaping America’s Military; A New National Security Strategy in an Age of Terrorists, Tyrants, and Weapons of Mass Destruction; Serving America’s Veterans; and Military Reform.

His articles have appeared in such journals as Foreign Affairs, Public Administration Review, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Naval Institute Proceedings, and International Security. Over the past decade Mr. Korb has made over 2,000 appearances as a commentator on such shows as “The Today Show,” “The Early Show,” “Good Morning America,” “Face the Nation,” “This Week,” “The News Hour,” “Nightline,” “60 Minutes,” “Larry King Live,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” and “Hannity and Colmes.” His more than 100 op-ed pieces have appeared in such major newspapers as The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Christian Science Monitor.

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By Lawrence J. Korb
After Afghanistan, US should focus on regional stability as Chinese, Russian threats mountMilitary TimesSeptember 7, 2021
A note to Rep. Luria: Our US Navy is doing fineDefense NewsAugust 11, 2021
History of integration in the US Armed ServicesMilitary TimesJuly 13, 2021
William Burns, behind-the-scenes advisor in US-Soviet nuclear talks, dies at 88Bulletin of the Atomic ScientistsJune 28, 2021
The Equality Act: The patriotic approach to fundamental fairness for LGBTQ AmericansThe HillJune 9, 2021
China Is Not Outspending US On Defense; ’22 Budget Is EnoughBreaking DefenseJune 7, 2021
Ronald Reagan wasn’t afraid to use leverage to hold Israel to taskResponsible StatecraftMay 24, 2021
The Challenges Facing the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2021Center for American ProgressMay 17, 2021
The Real Reasons the U.S. Can’t Win Wars AnymoreNational ReviewMarch 21, 2021
Why Biden shouldn’t wait to reduce defense spendingResponsible StatecraftMarch 18, 2021
An Opportunity for Change: President Biden’s First Defense Budget ProposalCenter for American ProgressMarch 10, 2021
Dodging and deferring: Trump wasn’t the only POTUS to avoid the draftMilitary TimesJanuary 21, 2021
What Should Be Addressed in Austin’s Confirmation Hearing for Defense Secretary?Just SecurityJanuary 19, 2021
Eight WWII Veterans Became President. Who Will Our Next Veteran President Be?Military.comDecember 14, 2020
Mitch McConnell deploys ridiculous Vietnam analogy in Afghanistan withdrawal debateResponsible StatecraftNovember 25, 2020
How I Came to Support the Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear WeaponsJust SecurityNovember 19, 2020
The next secretary of defense should be a womanMilitary TimesNovember 8, 2020
Trump’s misleading claims on military readiness and veteran careMilitary TimesSeptember 14, 2020
What one late GOP senator from Oregon would have thought about Trump sending federal troops to PortlandResponsible StatecraftAugust 1, 2020
The Progressive Defense BudgetJust SecurityJune 23, 2020
US troops routinely vote by mail. Why can’t the rest of America do the same?Military TimesMay 18, 2020
The Pentagon’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget More Than Meets U.S. National Security NeedsCenter for American ProgressMay 6, 2020
Why the Navy’s Coronavirus Crisis Turned Into a Political CrisisThe National InterestApril 9, 2020
Cooler Heads Prevailed Within the Navy after Pensacola ShootingJust SecurityApril 3, 2020
Trump’s 2021 budget: More nuclear spending, less of almost everything elseBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsFebruary 12, 2020
Troubled History of U.S.-Iran RelationsInsideSourcesJanuary 8, 2020
Caring for U.S. Veterans: A Plan for 2020Center for American ProgressDecember 4, 2019
The Open Skies Treaty may be the next victim in a spiraling arms control extinctionBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsOctober 10, 2019
Afghanistan Is Not IraqThe National InterestAugust 30, 2019
Talking away from ArmageddonBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsAugust 27, 2019
Esper’s Foot-Dragging on Mega-Cloud Doesn’t Pass the Smell TestDefense OneAugust 22, 2019
The CNO and JCS vice chair nominee: What General Hyten should learn from Bill MoranMilitary TimesAugust 1, 2019
Why Trump Won’t Bomb IranThe National InterestJuly 20, 2019
A path toward renewing arms controlBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsJuly 18, 2019
The focus of US military efforts in outer space should be … arms controlBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsJune 28, 2019
Mandating National Service Is Not the AnswerInsideSourcesMay 30, 2019
The Iran War Crisis: Are We Headed Towards a Gulf of Tonkin Incident?The National InterestMay 25, 2019
Trump Will Disgrace Memorial Day by Pardoning Convicted and Accused War CriminalsThe Daily BeastMay 24, 2019
What the FY 2020 Defense Budget Gets WrongCenter for American ProgressApril 29, 2019
The case for keeping military draft registrationMilitary TimesApril 22, 2019
Ending Support for the War in YemenRealClearDefenseMarch 27, 2019
A transgender ban in the military will undermine national securityThe HillFebruary 27, 2019
The Future of Women in AfghanistanThe National InterestFebruary 23, 2019
What the Coast Guard Crisis Should Teach CongressThe National InterestJanuary 28, 2019
Five Lessons from the Iraq War for What the U.S. Should Do in YemenThe National InterestDecember 28, 2018
The Problem with the National Defense Strategy CommissionThe National InterestDecember 14, 2018
Washington Gasps Over Trump’s Tiny Pentagon CutThe American ConservativeDecember 6, 2018
The 80 percent directive: How will combat aircraft get to Mattis’ readiness goal?Military TimesNovember 30, 2018
Why it could (but shouldn’t) be the end of the arms control eraBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsOctober 23, 2018
Congress Punts on Reforming the Pentagon Budget—AgainThe American ConservativeOctober 19, 2018
John McCain Was a Fighter and a HeroThe National InterestAugust 31, 2018
Space Force: Lost in Space?Bulletin of the Atomic ScientistsAugust 24, 2018
Five Reasons for the Global Pushback on New Iran SanctionsThe National InterestAugust 14, 2018
Two Percent Defense Spending for NATO Is a Flawed IdeaThe National InterestAugust 3, 2018
Here Is What Trump Can Gain from Meeting with PutinThe National InterestJuly 10, 2018
The Singapore Summit SurpriseThe National InterestJune 19, 2018
Counterpoint: Privatization Advocates Want to Get U.S. Out of Health BusinessInside SourcesMay 19, 2018
Why Trump’s VA Pick Got TorpedoedThe National InterestMay 13, 2018
Trump Makes a Reckless DecisionBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsMay 8, 2018
Paul Ryan Blames Defense Budget for Military AccidentsThe American ConservativeApril 27, 2018
Should Mike Pompeo Be Confirmed?The HillApril 12, 2018
Putin’s Exotic New Missiles Didn’t Come from Nowhere. What Can the US Do in Response?The DiplomatMarch 7, 2018
Trump’s Defense BudgetCenter for American ProgressFebruary 28, 2018
Why Congress Should Refuse to Fund the NPR’s New Nuclear WeaponsBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsFebruary 7, 2018
Trump Should Stop Fantasizing About Killing the Iran Nuclear DealBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsJanuary 15, 2018
Enough Is Enough: Why the U.S. Must Address Russia’s Violations of the INF TreatyThe National InterestDecember 17, 2017
The Vatican tries to reduce the revived global threat of nuclear warBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsDecember 13, 2017
Veterans Need Opportunity to Catch Up With Those Who Had ‘Bone Spurs’InsideSourcesNovember 10, 2017
Setting the Record Straight: The Beirut Barracks BombingThe American ConservativeNovember 9, 2017
Time for America’s military to face its own problem of sexual assaultThe HillNovember 3, 2017
Is America Creating a Diplomatic Crisis Over the Iran Deal?The National InterestSeptember 12, 2017
Lack of Money is Not What Caused Fatal Ship CollisionsThe American ConservativeSeptember 7, 2017
10 Fatal Flaws in Donald Trump’s Afghanistan PlanThe National InterestAugust 23, 2017
What China Can Teach America about the North Korea ThreatThe National InterestAugust 15, 2017
Trump’s Transgender Ban May Actually Undermine American SecurityThe National InterestJuly 27, 2017
The Mainstreaming of Trump’s Reckless WorldviewsCenter for American ProgressJuly 18, 2017
The nuclear ban treaty: A missed US opportunity that can be redeemed in SeptemberThe BulletinJuly 10, 2017
Why repealing ObamaCare will be devastating for America’s veteransThe HillJune 23, 2017
Trump’s Proposed Defense Budget Will Not Support U.S. National SecurityCenter for American ProgressJune 8, 2017
Trump’s Passion for DictatorsU.S. News & World ReportMay 16, 2017
A Defense Budget Increase is No More Needed in 2018 than It Was Last YearDefense OneMay 15, 2017
Trump’s Wasteful Defense Plan Can’t Defend AmericaThe National InterestApril 9, 2017
5 Ways to Better Manage U.S. Defense SpendingCenter for American ProgressMarch 14, 2017
Trump’s Defense Spending Increase Could Actually Make the U.S. Less SafeFortuneMarch 5, 2017
The third offset strategy: A misleading sloganBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsMarch 4, 2017
A closer look at McCain’s proposed defense budgetThe HillJanuary 23, 2017
Trump should recall Mattis to active duty—and give him Gen. Dunford’s jobMilitary TimesDecember 12, 2016
Remembering America’s Veterans in 2016Center for American ProgressNovember 10, 2016
Russia’s Avoiding Its ISIS Problems, Not Solving ThemThe National InterestSeptember 1, 2016
Using American Power PrudentlyThe American ProspectAugust 29, 2016
Side Deals like the $400 Million for Iran Are Just Part of DiplomacyPoliticoAugust 23, 2016
What would Reagan do? Republicans and the Iran nuclear deal.Bulletin of the Atomic ScientistsAugust 8, 2016
Visiting Hiroshima Changed My Mind. It Should Change Obama’s Too.The National InterestMay 24, 2016
The Lessons of the Littoral Combat ShipDefense OneMay 15, 2016
The way back to the negotiating tableBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsApril 21, 2016
Money for Obama’s nuclear upgrades better spent on conventional weaponsReutersMarch 31, 2016
Don’t Fall for Obama’s $3 Billion Arms Buildup at Russia’s DoorDefense OneFebruary 26, 2016
Setting Priorities for Nuclear ModernizationCenter for American ProgressFebruary 3, 2016
America Should Get Its Nuclear House in OrderThe National InterestJanuary 20, 2016
74 Years After Pearl Harbor, Important Lessons for 21st Century ChallengesInside SourcesDecember 7, 2015
Remembering America’s Veterans in 2015Center for American ProgressNovember 11, 2015
The Next U.S. President and the Pentagon’s $610 Billion BudgetFox BusinessNovember 10, 2015
How much will new U.S. stealth bomber really cost? Nobody knows.ReutersNovember 3, 2015
Why President Obama Should Veto the NDAACenter for American ProgressOctober 16, 2015
Why the U.S. military can’t succeed in training foreign armiesReutersOctober 5, 2015
Bombs Away: Why the Pentagon Doesn’t Need an Increased Defense BudgetThe National InterestSeptember 27, 2015
Trust European allies on IranThe Philadelphia InquirerAugust 14, 2015
Getting to a Final Agreement: Nuclear Negotiations with Iran and Congressional ActionCenter for American ProgressApril 13, 2015
Defense Budget Déjà VuCenter for American ProgressFebruary 9, 2015
Strengthening the Military Lending Act to Protect Troops from Predatory PracticesCenter for American ProgressJanuary 15, 2015
The War ChestCenter for American ProgressOctober 16, 2014
The Gulf of Tonkin and Lessons for the Global War on TerrorDefense OneAugust 6, 2014
For Pentagon, the price isn’t rightThe HillJuly 23, 2014
Why Negotiating With Our Enemies Is Not a SinForeign PolicyJune 3, 2014
Authorize a New BRACDefense NewsMay 26, 2014
Caring for Those Who Serve: Key Facts About the Veterans Affairs’ Health System in the Wake of the Waitlist AllegationsCenter for American ProgressMay 23, 2014
Hagel’s Defense Cuts: A Good IdeaThe National InterestMay 1, 2014
A User’s Guide to the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense BudgetCenter for American ProgressApril 24, 2014
Defense Budget Proposal Postpones Key ChoicesCenter for American ProgressFebruary 25, 2014
For the Pentagon, Diminished Sequester Still Looms Under Congressional Budget DealCenter for American ProgressDecember 12, 2013
Action plan: Keeping Iran from the bombBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsNovember 25, 2013
The Iran deal is good for all sidesThe HillNovember 25, 2013
Korb and Laich: Sex assault and the chain of commandMilitary TimesNovember 19, 2013
The Moral Responsibility of Volunteer SoldiersBoston ReviewNovember 6, 2013
Twice BetrayedCenter for American ProgressNovember 6, 2013
Navy not being straight about new destroyerThe HillOctober 30, 2013
Letter: Fox exaggeratesDefense NewsSeptember 24, 2013
Gen. David Jones: a legacy of efficiency, transformationAir Force TimesSeptember 11, 2013
Mission creep: A short historyPoliticoSeptember 5, 2013
The suspected Syrian chemical attacks: What now?Bulletin of the Atomic ScientistsAugust 22, 2013
All in moderation: The US, Iran, and the way forwardBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsAugust 6, 2013
U.S. should tread lightly on IranPOLITICOJune 28, 2013
The Trouble with Low StandardsThe National InterestJune 25, 2013
Take a page from Goldwater’s playbookThe HillJune 24, 2013
Obama in Berlin: Empty aspiration or inspiration to action?Bulletin of the Atomic ScientistsJune 21, 2013
Smart spending for national securityThe HillMay 24, 2013
On Benghazi, Congress Could Take a Lesson From BeirutThe AtlanticMay 24, 2013
Lessons from the Past for Syria HawksThe National InterestMay 8, 2013
Trade-offs needed to enhance U.S. soft powerPoliticoMay 8, 2013
Hagel is not reneging on military benefitsThe Hill's Congress BlogApril 25, 2013
The Pentagon Must Carry Its WeightCenter for American ProgressApril 11, 2013
Well-Trained Locals Can Be VitalThe New York TimesApril 8, 2013
Hagel’s RevengeForeign PolicyFebruary 20, 2013
Formalizing the Ban: My Experience in the Reagan AdministrationJournal of HomosexualityFebruary 19, 2013
President Obama’s Commitment to Veterans Must Remain a Second-Term PriorityCenter for American ProgressFebruary 13, 2013
Congress Protects Troops from Predatory Lenders; What About Everyone Else?The Richmond Times-DispatchFebruary 12, 2013
Time to Release a Convicted SpyNew York Daily NewsFebruary 8, 2013
Korb: Defense must be part of debate to reduce spendingThe TelegraphFebruary 4, 2013
Why Combat MattersForeign PolicyFebruary 4, 2013
Chuck Hagel Should Stand by Iraq OppositionPoliticoFebruary 4, 2013
U.S. Can Afford $500 Billion in (Smart) Defense CutsCNNMoneyFebruary 4, 2013
Defense Must Be Part of Debate to Reduce SpendingThe TelegraphJanuary 28, 2013
Barack Obama’s Historic Transformation of the American MilitaryThe GrioJanuary 28, 2013
Rescue the Coast GuardThe Baltimore SunJanuary 11, 2013
Bench PressForeign PolicyJanuary 7, 2013
How to Cut $100B from the Defense BudgetPoliticoDecember 17, 2012
Two Types of GeneralsThe National InterestDecember 14, 2012
What It TakesForeign PolicyDecember 14, 2012
$100 Billion in Politically Feasible Defense Cuts for a Budget DealCenter for American ProgressDecember 6, 2012
Cutting in All the Wrong PlacesThe Huffington PostNovember 19, 2012
Petraeus Resignation Will Help the Country, the CIA, and the ArmyU.S. News & World ReportNovember 13, 2012
Return of the NeoconsThe National InterestOctober 17, 2012
Women in military deserve better carePoliticoOctober 17, 2012
The Enemy WithinForeign PolicyOctober 10, 2012
Pentagon Well Positioned for Spending Reductionmy SAAugust 29, 2012
What’s $2 Trillion Among Friends?Foreign PolicyAugust 21, 2012
Defense Cuts Won’t Hurt That MuchCNN MoneyAugust 2, 2012
Fewer Troops, More SecurityCenter for American ProgressJuly 31, 2012
Gunpoint StimulusForeign PolicyJuly 2, 2012
Rape in the RanksThe Baltimore SunJune 20, 2012
U.S.-Indian Relations: Permanent Interests Not Permanent Friendse-International RelationsJune 14, 2012
Reflections from the African Land Forces SummitCenter for American ProgressJune 12, 2012
Military Health Care: Facing the FactsThe National InterestJune 7, 2012
What’s Next for NATO?Center for American ProgressMay 17, 2012
The Top 10 Things to Know About Military CompensationCenter for American ProgressMay 11, 2012
Reforming Military CompensationCenter for American ProgressMay 7, 2012
VFW, Allies Mislead on Pay, BenefitsCenter for American ProgressMay 7, 2012
6 Reasons America Is Safer Under ObamaU.S. News and World ReportMay 2, 2012
Protecting Wasteful Military Spending at All CostsCenter for American ProgressApril 18, 2012
Time to Let Hamid Karzai Kick Us Out of AfghanistanPoliticoApril 4, 2012
6 Reasons to Keep the Defense Budget Sequestration CutsU.S. News and World ReportApril 3, 2012
Is Russia America’s #1 geopolitical foe — and if not, who is?Los Angeles TimesApril 2, 2012
New Ryan Plan Hurts U.S. Foreign PolicyCenter for American ProgressMarch 22, 2012
Time to Rein in Defense BudgetPoliticoMarch 7, 2012
No First Use: The Way to Contain Nuclear War in South AsiaBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsMarch 5, 2012
Infographic: Keeping Wasteful Defense Spending vs. Helping VetsCenter for American ProgressMarch 2, 2012
Cost of Malpractice on F-35 Goes UnpaidDefense NewsFebruary 26, 2012
The Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Budget: A Report CardCenter for American ProgressFebruary 13, 2012
Panetta’s Trimmed Defense Budget Is a Good First Step—but It Isn’t EnoughCenter for American ProgressJanuary 27, 2012
The Right CutsThe National InterestJanuary 25, 2012
Military Benefits Must Be CutCNN WorldJanuary 11, 2012
Obama’s Republican Plan for the PentagonSalonJanuary 9, 2012
President Obama’s Defense Readjustments Shaped by New Strategic and Fiscal RealitiesCenter for American ProgressJanuary 6, 2012
Defense in an Age of AusterityCenter for American ProgressJanuary 6, 2012
Why Panetta’s Pentagon Cuts Are Easier Than You ThinkForeign AffairsJanuary 4, 2012
Keeping the Impending Deployment of American Marines to Australia in Proper PerspectiveChina US FocusDecember 21, 2011
Iraq Failed U.S. TroopsPoliticoDecember 20, 2011
A Prudent Response to Chinese Military ModernizationHuffington PostDecember 19, 2011
Reasonable Ways to Cut Defense BudgetU.S. News and World ReportNovember 21, 2011
Target Nuclear Weapons BudgetThe Cleveland Plain DealerNovember 19, 2011
The Real Effects of Sequestration on Defense SpendingThe Huffington PostNovember 17, 2011
Defense Is Not a Jobs ProgramPoliticoNovember 16, 2011
Cut to the ChaseThe OfficerNovember 14, 2011
Sunday Dialogue: Ideas for Cutting Military SpendingThe New York TimesNovember 12, 2011
The Iraq War Unnecessarily Prolonged the Conflict in AfghanistanU.S. News and World ReportNovember 11, 2011
The State of America’s VeteransCenter for American ProgressNovember 10, 2011
Invitation to a Dialogue: The Military BudgetThe New York TimesNovember 8, 2011
Getting to Global ZeroCenter for American ProgressNovember 3, 2011
Iranian Terror Operations on American SoilCenter for American ProgressOctober 26, 2011
What Iraq Pullout Means to the BudgetCNNMoneyOctober 24, 2011
House Holds Defense Bill Hostage to Social PrejudicesCenter for American ProgressOctober 14, 2011
Open Letter to the Super CommitteeThe Huffington PostOctober 13, 2011
Tricare FollyDefense NewsOctober 2, 2011
Nation Building at HomeCenter for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2011
Keeping Ballooning Tricare Costs Down Will Require More Robust ProposalsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 22, 2011
Obama Administration’s Troop Levels Are Adequate and EffectiveThe Wall Street JournalSeptember 16, 2011
How About an Offset for War Funding?Richmond Times DispatchSeptember 14, 2011
Reasons to Keep Our Word—U.S. Withdrawal from IraqNear East QuarterlySeptember 13, 2011
Beyond Don’t Ask, Don’t TellCenter for American ProgressSeptember 13, 2011
Our Decimated MilitaryDemocracy JournalSeptember 6, 2011
The “Strong on Defense” MythNationalJournalAugust 15, 2011
How Much Can We Cut Defense?The Washington PostAugust 15, 2011
Getting Defense Spending Under ControlCenter for American ProgressAugust 11, 2011
Defense Cuts After the Debt DealCenter for American ProgressAugust 11, 2011
Defense Needs to Play Its Part in the Deficit DebateThe Huffington PostJuly 28, 2011
U.S. Military Needs a Stronger Sexual Assault PolicyDefensePolicy.orgJuly 27, 2011
Failing to Raise the Debt Ceiling Would Threaten National SecurityCenter for American ProgressJuly 14, 2011
A Return to ResponsibilityCenter for American ProgressJuly 14, 2011
Defense Cuts Needed in Federal BudgetPoliticoJuly 7, 2011
A Historical Perspective on Defense BudgetsCenter for American ProgressJuly 6, 2011
Sensible Defense CutsCenter for American ProgressJuly 6, 2011
Report of the Task Force on a Unified Security Budget for the United StatesInstitute for Policy StudiesJune 30, 2011
Beyond Al QaedaBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsJune 6, 2011
Defense Authorization and New STARTThe Huffington PostMay 27, 2011
The Myth of Robert GatesThe National InterestMay 27, 2011
A New ChapterNational JournalMay 11, 2011
Budget Lessons of Osama bin LadenPoliticoMay 9, 2011
Cut Personnel and BenefitsThe New York TimesMay 9, 2011
The Force of Special ForcesPoliticoMay 4, 2011
More Efficient Counterterrorism that Saves MoneyCenter for American ProgressMay 4, 2011
Leave Iraq on Time, with DignityThe Boston GlobeApril 30, 2011
Panetta’s Mission: Can He Cut the Pentagon?CNNMoneyApril 28, 2011
Defensible Budget CutsCenter for American ProgressApril 13, 2011
Public Perception and Gates’s LegacyNational Journal OnlineApril 12, 2011
Rep. Ryan’s Plan Fails to Address Defense SpendingCenter for American ProgressApril 11, 2011
How a Shutdown Would Affect Our MilitaryCenter for American ProgressApril 7, 2011
The Public’s Disconnect with the MilitarySign On San DiegoApril 5, 2011
The $1 Million Soldier: What’s Wrong with How We Budget WarCNNMoneyApril 4, 2011
U.S. Military Marches Past ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’Center for American ProgressMarch 30, 2011
Fukushima: Another Reason to Ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban TreatyBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsMarch 23, 2011
War in an Age of DeficitsCNNMoneyMarch 23, 2011
In Libya, Obama Helps U.S. InterestsPoliticoMarch 23, 2011
Robert Gates’ Budget DanceThe Huffington PostMarch 16, 2011
The Pentagon’s Achilles’ HeelLos Angeles TimesMarch 10, 2011
Restoring TricareCenter for American ProgressFebruary 28, 2011
Defense Cuts Are MandatoryCenter for American ProgressFebruary 15, 2011
Obama’s Pentagon Cuts Not What They SeemCNN MoneyFebruary 11, 2011
Pakistan Doubles Its Nuclear Arsenal: Is It Time to Start Worrying?Bulletin of the Atomic ScientistsFebruary 11, 2011
Reagan’s Progressive Foreign PolicyThe Huffington PostFebruary 8, 2011
Top 10 Fiscally Responsible Defense CutsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 2, 2011
Gates Fakes Cuts, Drives SpendingPoliticoJanuary 31, 2011
Scale Back the Defense BudgetCenter for American ProgressJanuary 21, 2011
Justice for a SpyForeign PolicyJanuary 13, 2011
How to Cut $1 Trillion from the PentagonCNNMoneyJanuary 5, 2011
Defense and the Budget – Session Three SummaryEconomists for Peace & SecurityJanuary 4, 2011
After 25 Years, Enough is Enough for Jonathan PollardCenter for American ProgressJanuary 4, 2011
Changing Army: Don’t Ask Don’t TellThe Fresh OutlookDecember 15, 2010
The Next Big ThreatCenter for American ProgressDecember 3, 2010
The Ball Is in the Senate’s Court on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”Center for American ProgressNovember 29, 2010
Realignment: Managing a Stable Transition to Afghan ResponsibilityCenter for American ProgressNovember 23, 2010
Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”?PublicSquare.netNovember 22, 2010
Strengthen Our Nation by Lowering Defense SpendingCenter for American ProgressNovember 22, 2010
Greetings from Kabul: Part TwoCenter for American ProgressNovember 18, 2010
Greetings from Kabul: Part OneCenter for American ProgressNovember 12, 2010
Court Case and Poll Rebuff “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”Center for American ProgressNovember 2, 2010
The Iranian quagmire: How to move forwardBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsNovember 1, 2010
We Can’t Wait on Don’t Ask, Don’t TellNational Journal OnlineOctober 19, 2010
Want to Improve U.S. National Security? Cut the Defense BudgetThe Christian Science MonitorOctober 7, 2010
Robert Gates Must Address DOD ProblemsPoliticoOctober 4, 2010
Strong and SustainableCenter for American ProgressSeptember 23, 2010
The Iraq Troop WithdrawalCenter for American ProgressSeptember 14, 2010
Today’s Iraq Redeployment Made Possible by Our DeadlineForeign PolicyAugust 31, 2010
Obama Is on Track with Iraqi Troop WithdrawalCenter for American ProgressAugust 19, 2010
Alarmist Defense Cuts Won’t Help the DeficitCenter for American ProgressAugust 10, 2010
Panel Misses the PointCenter for American ProgressAugust 5, 2010
Paying a PremiumCenter for American ProgressJuly 20, 2010
Alternate Engine Would Be Waste of MoneyCenter for American ProgressJuly 20, 2010
The High Cost of Defense Spending in the U.S.Center for American ProgressJuly 20, 2010
Cut Defense SpendingCenter for American ProgressJune 16, 2010
America 2021: The Military and the WorldCenter for American ProgressJune 15, 2010
F-35 Engine War Costly, WastefulCenter for American ProgressJune 13, 2010
Ask the Expert: A Stronger Coast Guard for a More Secure AmericaCenter for American ProgressJune 9, 2010
Building a U.S. Coast Guard for the 21st CenturyCenter for American ProgressJune 9, 2010
Superpower or Spendthrift?Center for American ProgressJune 3, 2010
Defense Spending Bait and SwitchCenter for American ProgressMay 26, 2010
Setting Aside Differences to Focus on AfghanistanCenter for American ProgressMay 25, 2010
Buying Second Engine For F-35 Wastes Money, Hurts MilitaryCenter for American ProgressMay 25, 2010
Perceptions of Security in the Arab Gulf RegionCenter for American ProgressMay 19, 2010
Avoiding Eisenhower’s Worst FearCenter for American ProgressMay 13, 2010
We Can’t Wait on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”Center for American ProgressMay 5, 2010
Obama’s Nuclear Policy Enhances America’s Moral Position, SecurityCenter for American ProgressApril 28, 2010
Health Care Reform Protects TRICARECenter for American ProgressApril 27, 2010
NPR Does Not Go Far EnoughCenter for American ProgressApril 14, 2010
Ask the Expert: Repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”Center for American ProgressMarch 25, 2010
Implementing the Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in the U.S. Armed ForcesCenter for American ProgressMarch 23, 2010
Should the United States Act with Humility in International Affairs?Center for American ProgressMarch 11, 2010
Putting the Coast Guard Out to SeaCenter for American ProgressMarch 2, 2010
Quadrennial Defense Review Fails to Match Resources to PrioritiesCenter for American ProgressFebruary 4, 2010
Slimming Down the Defense BudgetCenter for American ProgressFebruary 2, 2010
Debating Admiral Mullen’s PerformanceCenter for American ProgressJanuary 26, 2010
Doing a Disservice to Women Who ServeCenter for American ProgressJanuary 22, 2010
When Do We Go to War in Yemen?Center for American ProgressJanuary 5, 2010
Paying for the Troop Escalation in AfghanistanCenter for American ProgressDecember 22, 2009
Overall Strategy Is NeededCenter for American ProgressDecember 17, 2009
Obama Doctrine?Center for American ProgressDecember 14, 2009
Obama and the United States: One Year After the ElectionsCenter for American ProgressDecember 2, 2009
Statement on President Obama’s Address to the Nation on AfghanistanCenter for American ProgressDecember 2, 2009
Statement on Obama’s Upcoming Decision on AfghanistanCenter for American ProgressNovember 25, 2009
Integrating SecurityCenter for American ProgressNovember 16, 2009
Choosing Between Family and the MilitaryCenter for American ProgressNovember 10, 2009
Grading ObamaCenter for American ProgressNovember 4, 2009
Impressions from Iraq: Part ThreeCenter for American ProgressOctober 23, 2009
Impressions from Iraq: Part TwoCenter for American ProgressOctober 19, 2009
Impressions from Iraq: Part OneCenter for American ProgressOctober 13, 2009
Forging an American EmpireCenter for American ProgressSeptember 30, 2009
Serving America’s VeteransCenter for American ProgressAugust 31, 2009
In Afghanistan, Do What We MustCenter for American ProgressAugust 21, 2009
Blueprint for Defense TransformationCenter for American ProgressAugust 18, 2009
Containment Succeeded, Pre-emption Failed—Time For A New National Strategy?Center for American ProgressAugust 18, 2009
It’s Time for Obama to Follow Truman’s ExampleCenter for American ProgressJuly 27, 2009
A Jet Even the Military Doesn’t WantCenter for American ProgressJuly 9, 2009
How to End “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”Center for American ProgressJuly 7, 2009
Ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”Center for American ProgressJune 24, 2009
Establish “Rules of the Road” in the GulfCenter for American ProgressJune 23, 2009
Ask the Expert: Putting an End to “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”Center for American ProgressJune 22, 2009
Price of Success in Afghanistan: What Are the Stakes for the International Community?Center for American ProgressJune 11, 2009
Meeting the Challenges in PakistanCenter for American ProgressMay 27, 2009
The Security of Pakistan’s Nuclear ArsenalCenter for American ProgressMay 19, 2009
The Pentagon’s PapersCenter for American ProgressMay 4, 2009
First Impressions from PakistanCenter for American ProgressApril 27, 2009
Korb vs. vanden HeuvelCenter for American ProgressApril 24, 2009
Getting the Defense Budget Under ControlCenter for American ProgressApril 9, 2009
Reassessing Foreign Assistance to PakistanCenter for American ProgressApril 2, 2009
Sustainable Security in AfghanistanCenter for American ProgressMarch 24, 2009
Assessing the Debates: Development, Diplomacy, and Defense as a Policy FrameworkCenter for American ProgressMarch 20, 2009
Lessons from Six Years in IraqCenter for American ProgressMarch 19, 2009
The Costs of Don’t Ask, Don’t TellCenter for American ProgressMarch 2, 2009
The Promised Withdrawal from IraqCenter for American ProgressFebruary 27, 2009
Obama’s Defense Budget Is on TargetCenter for American ProgressFebruary 26, 2009
Obama’s Approach to Iran: How Should He Proceed?Center for American ProgressFebruary 9, 2009
Will Barack Obama Unleash Bob Gates?Center for American ProgressJanuary 12, 2009
Building a Military for the 21st CenturyCenter for American ProgressDecember 10, 2008
When Obama Should Go to WarCenter for American ProgressDecember 10, 2008
National Security and Nonproliferation Briefing Book: The Iraq WarCenter for American ProgressDecember 9, 2008
Criticism of War Policy is PatrioticCenter for American ProgressDecember 5, 2008
Partnership for ProgressCenter for American ProgressNovember 17, 2008
U.S. Must Suspend Deal If India Tests Another NukeCenter for American ProgressNovember 12, 2008
The contributions of IranCenter for American ProgressOctober 24, 2008
Restructuring the MilitaryCenter for American ProgressOctober 10, 2008
Dangerous DoctrineCenter for American ProgressSeptember 17, 2008
Iraq’s Booming Budget SurplusCenter for American ProgressSeptember 16, 2008
Bush Makes Mountains Out of MolehillsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 9, 2008
Iraqis Must Control Their Own SecurityCenter for American ProgressAugust 17, 2008
Moving Beyond the Carter Doctrine: The U.S. Military Presence in the Persian GulfCenter for American ProgressJuly 29, 2008
Contrasting Goals in IraqCenter for American ProgressJuly 20, 2008
Pay Heed to PyongyangCenter for American ProgressJuly 9, 2008
The U.S. Air Force’s Indifference Toward Nuclear WeaponsCenter for American ProgressJune 17, 2008
Cherry Picking the Facts on Pre-War IntelligenceCenter for American ProgressJune 16, 2008
Remembering General William E. OdomCenter for American ProgressJune 2, 2008
Embracing New RoleCenter for American ProgressMay 20, 2008
The Road to KuwaitCenter for American ProgressMay 19, 2008
These Aren’t Reagan’s Ground ForcesCenter for American ProgressMay 9, 2008
Petraeus Appointment Raises QuestionsCenter for American ProgressApril 23, 2008
The State of America’s Ground ForcesCenter for American ProgressApril 16, 2008
No Bang for the BuckCenter for American ProgressApril 16, 2008
Virtue Out of Necessity: Bush Troop Decision DisingenuousCenter for American ProgressApril 10, 2008
How Does This End?Center for American ProgressApril 2, 2008
The Creation of a Home Guard for Domestic PreparednessCenter for American ProgressApril 2, 2008
Buying American: Congress Should Keep Contracts FairCenter for American ProgressMarch 20, 2008
An Easy Answer Muddled by this AdministrationCenter for American ProgressMarch 19, 2008
Petraeus Shouldn’t Be a Solo ActCenter for American ProgressMarch 14, 2008
Listen to the Top Brass in the Middle East: Don’t Make Them Quit EarlyCenter for American ProgressMarch 11, 2008
Declaration of Principles: Future United States Commitment to IraqCenter for American ProgressMarch 4, 2008
A War We Must EndCenter for American ProgressFebruary 26, 2008
Afghanistan Is Not IraqCenter for American ProgressFebruary 19, 2008
U.S. tinkering in AfghanistanCenter for American ProgressJanuary 27, 2008
After the Surge: U.S. Army Chief of Staff Casey Is Right to Be WorriedCenter for American ProgressJanuary 17, 2008
Quality of Life in the MilitaryCenter for American ProgressDecember 20, 2007
Restoring American Military Power: Toward a New Progressive Defense Strategy for AmericaCenter for American ProgressDecember 10, 2007
U.S. Aid to PakistanCenter for American ProgressDecember 6, 2007
Separate Wars in Iraq, AfghanistanCenter for American ProgressNovember 30, 2007
Strategic DriftCenter for American ProgressNovember 15, 2007
Guard Deployments UnsustainableCenter for American ProgressNovember 14, 2007
Remembering Heroes on Veterans DayCenter for American ProgressNovember 9, 2007
Broken Contract: The Limits of the All-Volunteer ArmyCenter for American ProgressNovember 7, 2007
The Demographic Challenges of the US ArmyCenter for American ProgressOctober 17, 2007
America’s Overstretched ArmyCenter for American ProgressOctober 12, 2007
The Government, Not Blackwater, Should Have the Monopoly of ForceCenter for American ProgressOctober 7, 2007
The Forgotten Mission in Afghanistan Can Succeed. Here’s How.Center for American ProgressOctober 5, 2007
Iraq, Pentagon spending and the Iowa CaucusesCenter for American ProgressSeptember 29, 2007
Asking for Help on Iraq ReconstructionCenter for American ProgressSeptember 24, 2007
How to Withdraw Quickly and SafelyCenter for American ProgressSeptember 9, 2007
Key Questions on the White House Report and Petraeus-Crocker TestimonyCenter for American ProgressSeptember 7, 2007
Beyond the Call of DutyCenter for American ProgressAugust 7, 2007
A Broken ArmyCenter for American ProgressJuly 27, 2007
Amnesty for Insurgents Signals Failure of Escalation StrategyCenter for American ProgressJuly 20, 2007
Stop Training Local Forces in IraqCenter for American ProgressJuly 18, 2007
Changing Iraq Strategy Will Weaken U.S. RoleCenter for American ProgressJuly 16, 2007
Sweeping Change Needed, Not More TinkeringCenter for American ProgressJuly 16, 2007
Make a Pullout from Iraq Part of U.S. Strategic ResetCenter for American ProgressJuly 11, 2007
Iraq Study Group’s Recommendations Overtaken by Events in IraqCenter for American ProgressJuly 11, 2007
Lost ProfessionalismCenter for American ProgressJune 26, 2007
Strategic ResetCenter for American ProgressJune 25, 2007
Over HereCenter for American ProgressMay 27, 2007
Bush’s Draft DodgeCenter for American ProgressMay 26, 2007
Petraeus’ Potential ConflictCenter for American ProgressMay 25, 2007
Caught Off GuardCenter for American ProgressMay 21, 2007
A Few More Good MenCenter for American ProgressMay 1, 2007
A Unified Security Budget for the United States, FY 2008Center for American ProgressApril 26, 2007
Greetings from the Red ZoneCenter for American ProgressApril 17, 2007
Larry Korb Testifies to Congress on State of Armed ForcesCenter for American ProgressApril 16, 2007
A Troop Readiness CrisisCenter for American ProgressApril 11, 2007
New Aims, Not Blame, for IraqCenter for American ProgressMarch 26, 2007
Iraq: Withdrawal SymptomsCenter for American ProgressMarch 21, 2007
Beyond the Call of DutyCenter for American ProgressMarch 6, 2007
Lessons from the Somalia BombingCenter for American ProgressMarch 5, 2007
Lessons from IraqCenter for American ProgressMarch 5, 2007
It’s Congress’ Duty to Ask Tough Questions on IraqCenter for American ProgressMarch 1, 2007
What Congress Can DoCenter for American ProgressFebruary 21, 2007
Resolution TimeCenter for American ProgressFebruary 12, 2007
Should We Surge?Center for American ProgressJanuary 11, 2007
Stop the Surge: Escalating the War in Iraq is WrongCenter for American ProgressJanuary 11, 2007
U.S. must resist ‘military surge’ and push for ‘diplomatic surge’Center for American ProgressJanuary 4, 2007
The Critical Choice in IraqCenter for American ProgressDecember 27, 2006
Surging to DisasterCenter for American ProgressDecember 20, 2006
Half-Baked Plans for IraqCenter for American ProgressDecember 15, 2006
Time to Act: Iraq Study Group Offers Way ForwardCenter for American ProgressDecember 6, 2006
Highlight: Strategic RedeploymentCenter for American ProgressNovember 8, 2006
What’s Really Scary: Staying the Course Boosts TerrorismCenter for American ProgressOctober 31, 2006
Rumsfeld’s Management FailuresCenter for American ProgressOctober 31, 2006
Jets or GIs? How Best to Address the Military’s Manpower ShortageCenter for American ProgressOctober 26, 2006
Meet the New Iraq Plan, Same as the Old Iraq PlanCenter for American ProgressOctober 25, 2006
Lowry is WrongCenter for American ProgressSeptember 18, 2006
Why We Can’t Send More TroopsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 14, 2006
Tapped OutCenter for American ProgressSeptember 13, 2006
Marine Corps Equipment After IraqCenter for American ProgressAugust 23, 2006
Defend All From Payday LoansCenter for American ProgressJuly 19, 2006
Time for Hard Choices on Payroll CrisisCenter for American ProgressJuly 5, 2006
Iraqi echoes of Reagan’s campaign in LebanonCenter for American ProgressJune 26, 2006
Iraqi echoes of Reagan’s campaign in LebanonCenter for American ProgressJune 26, 2006
A Critique of the Bush Administration’s National Security StrategyCenter for American ProgressJune 1, 2006
G. I. BillsCenter for American ProgressMay 29, 2006
Striking the Right Balance in IraqCenter for American ProgressMay 5, 2006
A Unified Security Budget for the United States, 2007Center for American ProgressMay 3, 2006
Strategic Redeployment 2.0Center for American ProgressMay 1, 2006
Army Equipment After IraqCenter for American ProgressApril 25, 2006
Personal Accountability Demands that Rumsfeld ResignCenter for American ProgressApril 20, 2006
Not Quite a RevoltCenter for American ProgressApril 15, 2006
Not Quite a RevoltCenter for American ProgressApril 15, 2006
Strength In SavingsCenter for American ProgressMarch 27, 2006
What Does the U.S. Need to Do?Center for American ProgressMarch 7, 2006
A Progressive Quadrennial Defense ReviewCenter for American ProgressJanuary 24, 2006
Memo to the Community on IraqCenter for American ProgressDecember 15, 2005
Winning Congressional Support for the “Global Partnership” with IndiaCenter for American ProgressDecember 1, 2005
Trim Fat from Pentagon Budget to Help Pay for Katrina ReliefCenter for American ProgressOctober 13, 2005
Strategic RedeploymentCenter for American ProgressSeptember 29, 2005
Strategic RedeploymentCenter for American ProgressSeptember 29, 2005
BRAC Failed Capacity, Financial GoalsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2005
BRAC Failed Capacity, Financial GoalsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2005
The Korb Report: A Realistic Defense for AmericaCenter for American ProgressSeptember 22, 2005
The Best Weapons Money Can BuyCenter for American ProgressAugust 13, 2005
Saving U.S. Army Can Help Save IraqCenter for American ProgressAugust 9, 2005
A Bad Deal With IndiaCenter for American ProgressAugust 3, 2005
Visualize Iraq—in spaceCenter for American ProgressJuly 21, 2005
Other Voices: Recruiters could use more help from BushCenter for American ProgressJune 3, 2005
A Korean Primer on Nuclear AnxietyCenter for American ProgressMay 31, 2005
Advice for Cheney Cadets, Nation Need AssuranceCenter for American ProgressMay 29, 2005
Base Closings Meant To Bypass PoliticsCenter for American ProgressMay 27, 2005
Two Years and CountingCenter for American ProgressMay 23, 2005
The Gulf and U.S. National Security StrategyCenter for American ProgressMay 10, 2005
A Time for U.S. Diplomacy in East AsiaCenter for American ProgressMay 9, 2005
Billions Wasted on N-armsCenter for American ProgressMay 3, 2005
US Should Set Example on Limiting Arms ExportsCenter for American ProgressMarch 27, 2005
Americans: Cut Pentagon SpendingCenter for American ProgressMarch 18, 2005
A New Standard for the Use of Force?Center for American ProgressFebruary 2, 2005
Review EssayCenter for American ProgressFebruary 2, 2005
Bush Failing at Nuclear SecurityCenter for American ProgressJanuary 4, 2005
Bush Failing at Nuclear SecurityCenter for American ProgressJanuary 4, 2005
The Road to Nuclear SecurityCenter for American ProgressDecember 16, 2004
It’s Time to Bench “Team B”Center for American ProgressAugust 18, 2004
Bush’s Policy Endangers U.S. SecurityCenter for American ProgressAugust 9, 2004
U.S.-India Relations: A Strategic PauseCenter for American ProgressJuly 6, 2004
The Atlantic AllianceCenter for American ProgressJune 8, 2004
Cover-Up of Abu Ghraib Torture Puts Troops at RiskCenter for American ProgressMay 11, 2004
Five Steps To a More Stable IraqCenter for American ProgressApril 11, 2004
The Cost of Failing to PlanCenter for American ProgressMarch 19, 2004
Do Democrats Have a Better National Security Game Plan?Center for American ProgressMarch 16, 2004
How to Update the Army’s ReservesCenter for American ProgressFebruary 24, 2004
How to Update the Army’s Reserves: Part TwoCenter for American ProgressFebruary 24, 2004
How to Update the Army’s Reserves: Part ThreeCenter for American ProgressFebruary 24, 2004
Bush is No ReaganCenter for American ProgressFebruary 7, 2004
Six Steps to a Safer AmericaCenter for American ProgressJanuary 29, 2004
Six Steps to a Safer AmericaCenter for American ProgressJanuary 29, 2004
Six Steps to a Safer AmericaCenter for American ProgressJanuary 29, 2004
Six Steps to a Safer AmericaCenter for American ProgressJanuary 29, 2004
Six Steps to a Safer AmericaCenter for American ProgressJanuary 29, 2004
The Impact of the Capture of SaddamCenter for American ProgressDecember 15, 2003
A War of Choice or of Necessity?Center for American ProgressDecember 8, 2003
One More Chance to Get It RightCenter for American ProgressNovember 25, 2003
Day Two In IraqCenter for American ProgressNovember 6, 2003
Day Three In IraqCenter for American ProgressNovember 6, 2003
Day One In IraqCenter for American ProgressNovember 5, 2003
Voluntary No More?Center for American ProgressOctober 29, 2003
A New National Security Strategy in an Age of Terrorists,Tyrants, and Weapons of Mass Destruction:Center for American ProgressMay 20, 2003
Soldiers Should Not Be SpyingCenter for American ProgressAugust 21, 2002
Reshaping America's Military:Center for American ProgressJuly 20, 2002