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February 11, 2002

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Testimony of Lawrence J. Korb Before the House Budget Committee - February 12, 2002

Mr. Chairman, Members of the House Budget Committee, I appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the Bush administration’s proposed FY 2003 defense budget and the FY 2003…

May 28, 2003

Defense and Security
A New National Security Strategy in an Age of Terrorists, Tyrants, and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Overview Almost exactly a year after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, President George W. Bush released to Congress and the American public his National Security Strategy, the most detai…

July 1, 2002

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Reshaping America's Military: Four Alternatives

Overview In the wake of the September 11 attacks and the ensuing war on terrorism, the United States began a massive buildup in its defense budget. There was little public debate, however, about t…

September 8, 2000

United States
National Missile Defense: Test Failure and Technology Development

September 8, 2000—Mr. Chairman, members of the Subcommittee, I appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the critical issue of National Missile Defense (NMD) technology develop…

December 18, 2002

Iraq
U.S. Still Looking for ’Smoking Gun’ to Justify Overthrow of Saddam Hussein, Says Council’s National Security Studies Director Lawrence Korb

Lawrence J. Korb, the Council’s Director of National Security Studies, asserts that the odds are about 60-40 that the U.S. will go to war against Iraq by late spring. He said that military act…

November 13, 2003

Iraq
Defense Expert Korb Says Top Military Officials in Iraq "Very Frustrated" Fighting Elusive Enemy

Lawrence J. Korb, just returned from a Defense Department-sponsored visit to Iraq, says that the military situation in Iraq is “much more difficult than we have been led to believe.” He reports that …

August 11, 2003

Defense and Security
Korb: The Bush Team’s National Security Strategy and Reshaping U.S. Forces

Lawrence J. Korb, the Council on Foreign Relations’ director of National Security Studies and a former senior Pentagon official in the Reagan administration, says the Bush team’s national …

June 18, 2018

Conflict Prevention
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo More, Better Assessments Can Help Prevent Conflict

The United States could do more to effectively help prevent violent conflicts around the world.

May 15, 2018

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
CPTPP signing What Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

Though President Trump withdrew from the TPP, the remaining members of the trade pact have forged ahead with a new version, leaving the U.S. role in the Asia-Pacific in question.

May 7, 2018

Political History and Theory
Marshall Plan Teaching Notes The Marshall Plan

Teaching Notes for The Marshall Plan, written by CFR Senior Fellow Benn Steil