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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.
Commander of the U.S.-South Korea Combined Forces Command U.S. Army General Curtis Scaparrotti speaks during a ceremony marking the 61st anniversary of the signing of the Korean War ceasefire armistice agreement at the truce village of Panmunjom (REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji).
Steadying Allied Defenses in Korea
October 22, 2014, Bruce Klingner and Michael E. O'Hanlon
Bruce Klingner and Michael O'Hanlon examine why South Korea and the United States should continue their combined military command structure. They ague that "OpCon transfer" would be a poor idea when it comes to security in the region.
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Opinion | The Daily Beast
October 19, 2014, Bruce Riedel
October 15, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Opinion | Politico
October 14, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon
October 14, 2014
Opinion | Defense News
October 13, 2014, Ron Haskins and Michael E. O'Hanlon
Opinion | The Washington Post
October 10, 2014, Vanda Felbab-Brown, Ronald Neumann and David Sedney
Opinion | The National Interest
October 1, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon
India-U.S. Policy Memo
September 2014, Stephen P. Cohen
Opinion | Foreign Affairs
September 12, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Opinion | USA Today
September 11, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon
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