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In Brief: The Logic of Aircraft Carrier Strike Groups Read the full report as a PDF here. This assessment provided the read-ahead for a recent carrier strike group working forum hosted by the Lexington Institute. The United States is the only nation in history that has sustained a fleet [Read More...]
Building A More Credible And Capable NATO Deterrent In The East Executive Summary Read the full report here. The growing threat from Russia requires a new NATO strategy that directly addresses the range of challenges Moscow presents. NATO must continue to transition from a tripwire deterrent built around relatively small forward [Read More...]
The Strong International Push for E-Commerce Shipping Reform Executive Summary Click here to read the full report as a PDF. The international postal system governing the shipment of small packages (4.4 pounds or less) is causing significant financial losses for many countries, distorting markets, and it must [Read More...]
The Amphibious Warfare Force: America’s First Line of Defense Executive Summary Click here to read the full report as a PDF. The return of great power competition and the emerging focus on multi-domain operations has altered the role of the Marine Corps and amphibious warfare fleet. New potential [Read More...]
Tanks: Vital to Defense Executive Summary Click here to read the full report as a pdf. In 2013, a year before Russia invaded Ukraine, the United States came within months of shuttering the last plant in the Western Hemisphere capable of building main battle [Read More...]
How Electric Vehicles Can Support the Grid Executive Summary Click here to read the full report as a pdf. Many people recognize that electric vehicles benefit the environment, but fewer realize the electric grid can operate more efficiently with these cars. They are cheaper to maintain and [Read More...]
Moscow’s Competitive Strategy Executive Summary Click here to read the full report as a .pdf Since at least 2005, Russia’s leadership has believed itself to be at war with the West. This war is not primarily one of kinetic combat though recent moves [Read More...]
Addressing NATO’s Near-Term Capability Gaps Executive Summary Click here to read the full report as a PDF. For the first time in more than a generation, NATO must confront the possibility of major conventional conflict with Russia. This has completely overturned NATO’s defense strategy as [Read More...]
Invisible Scourge: The Danger of Chemical or Biological Attack on America is Growing Fast EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Click here to read the full report as a PDF. The danger of a chemical or biological attack against the U.S. homeland is growing.  In the case of chemical threats, thousands of sites around the world manufacture precursors [Read More...]
A Competitive Strategy To Counter Russian Aggression Against NATO EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Click here to read the full report as a .pdf  The world has entered a new era of great power competition. The 2017 U.S. National Security Strategy declared After being dismissed as a phenomenon of an earlier century, [Read More...]
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