Sea-based Missile and Air Defenses 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. . .
Iraq: The Problem Isn’t Terrorism 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 . . .
Does The Nation Need A Bigger Army? 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 . . .
Homeland Security 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 . . .
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 . . .
Marine Corps Transformation : Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare 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 . . .
Twilight of The Atlantic Alliance 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 . . .
NATO’S Decay and the Search for a Few Key Friends The notes the foundation sent me for the meeting posed three questions in the aftermath of Operation Iraqi Freedom: . . .
Defense Acquisition: Protect The Parts That Work The Bush Administration came to office determined to reform the defense acquisition process. It took too long to get new hardware into the field, weapons were often out of date by the time they were fielded and . . .
“Buy American” is Bad for America If you've never read The Federalist and were curious why the Founding Fathers thought Congress should have two chambers rather than one, there's a clinical case-study of what concerned them unfolding right . . .