Defense Budget

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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

A View from the Hill: U.S. National Security

Speaker:
John M. McHugh
Member, U.S. House of Representatives (R-NY); Ranking Member, House Armed Services Committee

Presider:
Thom Shanker
Pentagon Correspondent, The New York Times

Writing in Roll Call earlier this week, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee John M. McHugh stated, "Republicans in Congress appreciate the administration's efforts to shape the [Defense] Department so we can more effectively fight the wars our troops are engaged in today. However... we remain deeply concerned about the trade-offs involved in the so-called rebalancing of the Pentagon." Given the current political realities, what role will Republicans play in shaping future U.S. national security policy? Join John M. McHugh for his insights.

 

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