Author: Richard K. Betts, Adjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
Richard K. Betts, adjunct senior fellow for national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses his new book American...
The Pentagon's strategic review sets the stage for a new era of restraint in U.S. military spending and a focus on priorities in Asia. CFR's...
An investigation of the use of American force since the end of the Cold War.