Defense Budget

Backgrounder

The Scope of China's Military Threat

Author: Esther Pan

The Defense Department's most recent assessment of China's military power presents it as a potential military rival of the United States. But some experts say China has no intention of challenging U.S. military dominance in Asia or anywhere else, and accuse the Pentagon of hyping the China threat to justify its own military spending.

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Book

Arming the Future

A group of policymakers, industry-watchers, and scholars, dissect the various upheavals of the 1990s, especially the rash of mergers that reduced the defense industry to a few major players.

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Event

Rebalancing and Reforming Defense: Quadrennial Defense Review 2010

Every four years, the U.S. Department of Defense conducts a congressionally mandated review of national defense strategy and priorities known as the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR). As the Pentagon concludes its 2010 QDR–the second such review to be conducted in wartime and the first of the Obama administration–join Michèle Flournoy for an assessment of defense policy over the short and long term.

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Event

A Conversation with Senator Jim Webb

 

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and highly-decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, Senator Jim Webb served as secretary of the Navy under President Reagan and was elected by Virginians to the U.S. Senate in 2006. He is a member of the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations, Armed Services, and Veterans’ Affairs, and is chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Please join Senator Webb to discuss his work in the Senate and his views on U.S. national security strategy.

 

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