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  • newCivil-military relations and the 2016 presidential race
    At the end of July, shortly after retired Gen. John Allen spoke at the Democratic National Convention, Gen. Martin Dempsey, retired chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, criticized Allen for his involvement in this year’s presidential race. Allen…
    - 21 hours ago, 29 Aug 16, 9:53pm -
  • Nuclear arms control beyond the U.S. and Russia
    In the nearly six decades since the advent of nuclear arms control, virtually all negotiated agreements to limit stockpiles of nuclear weapons have been concluded by the United States and the Soviet Union or Russia. That is logical, given that even t…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Aug 16, 2:30pm -
  • Third-country nuclear forces and possible measures for multilateral arms control
    To date, negotiated nuclear arms control and reduction agreements have been an exercise conducted almost solely between the United States and the Soviet Union, and, following the latter’s collapse in 1991, the United States and Russia. That was log…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Aug 16, 7:07pm -
  • The nuclear no first use dilemma and North Korea
    Reports that President Obama is considering adopting a no nuclear first use policy have drawn criticism, including from Brookings colleagues of mine who argue that Northeast Asia might be a special case, given North Korean nuclear weapons. In address…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Aug 16, 2:46pm -
  • Afghanistan: A September 2016 assessment
    On September 6, Brookings’s Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence will host a discussion on current security and political dynamics in Afghanistan.        
    - 6 days ago, 24 Aug 16, 2:24pm -
  • In support of nuclear no first use
    According to news reports, President Obama is considering making a pledge that the United States would never be the first to use nuclear weapons in combat. This idea, apparently floated as a trial balloon, has received considerable criticism from Mr.…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Aug 16, 1:00pm -
  • The defense budget, overseas contingency operations, the Budget Control Act, and beyond
    On August 29, a panel hosted by the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings will address the question of how much the United States should spend on defense and how, with an eye toward the next U.S. president and Congress.   …
    - 12 days ago, 18 Aug 16, 3:10pm -
  • 20160817 Japan Times Richard Bush
    - 13 days ago, 17 Aug 16, 2:07pm -
  • America’s awesome military
    The United States has the best military in the world today, by far. U.S. forces have few, if any, weaknesses, and in many areas—from naval warfare to precision-strike capabilities, to airpower, to intelligence and reconnaissance, to special operati…
    - 14 days ago, 16 Aug 16, 4:51pm -
  • The state of U.S. military readiness
    Last week retired General David Petraeus and I wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed arguing that, while the U.S. military is certainly facing a number of significant strains and future challenges, there is no crisis in military readiness. Unit by unit,…
    - 15 days ago, 15 Aug 16, 8:35pm -

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