Defense

Spy Satellites: Who Ruined FIA? Issue Brief In the months before America went to war with Iraq, the intelligence community repositioned its spy satellites to provide maximum coverage of Saddam’s military. There are two types of spy satellites: those that eavesdrop on enemy communications for [Read More...]
The State of Homeland Security: Assessing Progress in Securing the United States Against the Threat of Terrorism Research Study When the terrorists struck on September 11, 2001 it fell to the Bush Administration to take the nation to war. This is a war fought on many fronts and in distant lands from Iraq and Afghanistan to Yemen [Read More...]
Sea-based Missile and Air Defenses Research Study Robust sea-based air and missile defenses will constitute a key strategic capability for the U.S. Navy in the 21st Century. Today the Navy is confronting a serious anti-access threat that will only grow over time. The proliferation of [Read More...]
Iraq: The Problem Isn’t Terrorism Issue Brief There’s a lot of confusion in the national media about how well pacification efforts are faring in Iraq. Yesterday, the Pentagon’s regional commander in the Middle East added to the confusion by asserting that terrorism is becoming the [Read More...]
Does The Nation Need A Bigger Army? Issue Brief Last week, defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld traveled to Texas to brief President Bush on military transformation and discuss whether the nation needs a bigger military. Much of the conversation focused on the Army, which is so heavily committed [Read More...]
Homeland Security Research Study Since September 11, 2001, the nation has been struggling with the problem of responding to an ill-defined but potentially very large and complex terrorist threat. Initial homeland security efforts have sought to address obvious deficiencies in airline security, [Read More...]
Alliance Project Seminar On July 1, 2003, the Lexington Institute held the third in its seminar series on the limits of alliances. The speaker was Dr. Simon Serfaty, director of the European Studies Program at CSIS. The discussion focused largely on the Bush [Read More...]
Marine Corps Transformation : Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare Research Study The flexibility and persistence of the U.S. Navy in forward areas provides an ideal staging “ground” for a Marine Corps which is much more than simply an amphibious force. The Marine Corps’ new operational vision, Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare [Read More...]
Twilight of The Atlantic Alliance Issue Brief In early June, defense ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) agreed to revitalize the alliance by streamlining its command structure, creating a rapid-response force, and acquiring more airlift for operations outside Europe. Having just endured a [Read More...]
NATO’S Decay and the Search for a Few Key Friends Remarks to the Heritage Foundation Conference on Global Alliances Thank you for inviting me to participate in this timely discussion of the role that alliances will play in America’s future security posture. The notes the foundation sent me for the [Read More...]
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