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This article in the Naval War College Review discusses China's aircraft carrier dilemma.
Michael Moran reports that regional recruitment and demographics shift as bases close.
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East Asia military specialists Richard Halloran and John J. Tkacik, Jr. debate about whether China poses a military threat to the United States.
Frank Klotz discusses France's new defense white paper and its implications for France's nuclear policy.
Carla Anne Robbins discusses the mismatch between the new Pentagon budget and Washington's fiscal and political realities.
According to Meghan L. O'Sullivan, "Given the several still-undetermined variables and the wide variety of plausible outcomes, it is too early to bring final judgment on American efforts in Iraq even 10 years on."
Frank G. Klotz says the possibility of a total stalemate on the U.S. defense budget looms very large, but with American forces still fighting in Afghanistan, and Iran and North Korea remaining potential flashpoints, the consequences could be grave.
Max Boot says cutting spending on Afghan forces is penny wise and war foolish.
Frank Klotz argues that the closure of a military base is economically and emotionally difficult, but the U.S. military cannot afford to maintain facilities it no longer needs, especially in the midst of a budget crisis.
Frank G. Klotz argues that the United States has important national interests in Antarctica, and these interests must be fully understood and carefully considered, especially as the federal government looks for ways to reduce the deficit.
Peter Orszag questions whether the U.S. military budget cuts outlined by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will be fully implemented.
Max Boot argues that the current plan to downsize the U.S. military is a repeat of past mistakes.
Sebastian Mallaby explains how declining U.S. economic strength is eroding U.S. military pre-eminence.
Micah Zenko examines the differences in opinion held by elites and the broader American public regarding U.S. national security and defense issues.
Micah Zenko and Rebecca R. Friedman argue, "... a fully funded foreign assistance budget is essential to prevent the political instability and violent conflict that harms American security."
Max Boot argues that plans for further cuts in defense spending will have detrimental effects on the international security commitments of the United States.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
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 story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More