Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence

Federal Executive Fellows Policy Papers

A U.S. Marine F-35B Joint Strike Fighter Jet sits in a hangar after the roll-out Ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida (REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger).

Paper

Winning The Peace Through Cost Imposition

May 7, 2014, Colonel Kenneth Ekman

Kenneth Ekman writes that America’s financial challenges and China’s rise have prompted new interest in cost imposing strategies for defense decision-makers. Focused on eliciting an adversary response creating a hardship differential favoring the initiating nation, cost imposition falls at the most beneficial end of a cost-based competitive spectrum. Ekman outlines cost imposing strategies for defense decision-makers.

Series Feed

Show 9 More