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  • newAmerica’s awesome military
    Executive Summary 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,…
    - 18 hours ago, 30 Sep 16, 7:25pm -
  • newDeciding in the Dark
    Recent military operations have demonstrated that even themost sophisticated twenty-first century technologies do not enable commanders to be perfectly informed, act with certainty, prevent disorder, or avoid unforeseen situations. Therefore, militar…
    - 21 hours ago, 30 Sep 16, 4:54pm -
  • Who pays for peace in Colombia?
    With Colombia voting on Sunday in a referendum on the historic peace deal with the leftist guerrillas known as The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People’s Army (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia—Ejército del Pueblo, FARC), mu…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Sep 16, 8:26pm -
  • Cruise Missiles
    The cruise missile is the principal innovation in U.S. weaponry in the early 1980s. Because it is inexpensive and versatile, it is likely to be used for a wide range of military missions. At the same time, it has become a delicate issue in arms contr…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Sep 16, 6:54pm -
  • In support of U.S. alliances
    Executive Summary United States alliances with East Asian countries are not a fight-for-cash proposition, as Donald Trump continues to suggest. They are an important instrument of U.S. national security strategy, whereby we have chosen to defend the…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Sep 16, 5:34pm -
  • The Calculus of Conventional War
    Conventional forces absorb the preponderance of America’s defense spending. Further, most experts believe the most likely path to nuclear war is through a failure of conventional defense. It is therefore critical that conventional military balances…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Sep 16, 4:31pm -
  • Iraq: A policy proposal for the next administration
    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The principal problem of Iraq, and the principal problem for America with Iraq, are that the country remains caught in an ethno-sectarian civil war. It is that civil war (and the twin conflict in Syria) that has given rise to ISIS,…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Sep 16, 4:30pm -
  • Space and National Security
    Examines the development of anti-satellite weapons and discusses the American and Soviet policies concerning the military use of space.        
    - 2 days ago, 29 Sep 16, 3:46pm -
  • Bending History
    By the time of Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th president of the United States, he had already developed an ambitious foreign policy vision. By his own account, he sought to bend the arc of history toward greater justice, freedom, and peace;…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Sep 16, 2:55pm -
  • Force without War
    The United States has used military force short of war as an instrument of diplomacy on many occasions and in many areas of the world in the years since the Second World War. This book describes and analyzes the circumstances accompanying 215 shows o…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Sep 16, 2:53pm -

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