Defense and Security
New actors in conflict, advancements in technology and new modes of warfare are changing our understanding of national security and defense capabilities in the evolving context of the 21st century. Brookings scholars examine the future of U.S. defense needs and priorities, the challenges of military transformation and new defense strategies.
A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) fighter jet drops a laser-guided bomb during its first guided weapons release test at Edwards Air Force Base, California (REUTERS/US Navy).
America's military is the best: What about the acquisition process?
April 16, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Michael O'Hanlon examines the current acquisitions process at the Department of Defense. While opinions on its efficiency differed at a recent Brookings event, O'Hanlon points to several reasons the process is far from broken.
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Defense and Security
Opinion | Al-Monitor
April 13, 2015, Bruce Riedel
April 13, 2015
April 3, 2015, Bruce Riedel
Opinion | Miami Herald
March 25, 2015, Robert N. Hein and Jason Tama
March 24, 2015, Brendan Orino
Opinion | The National Interest
March 24, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
March 17, 2015
March 15, 2015, Bruce Riedel
Opinion | The Wall Street Journal
March 10, 2015, Javier Solana
March 9, 2015
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Michael E. O'Hanlon
Co-Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Director of Research, Foreign Policy
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative
Pavel K. Baev
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe
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