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.
Graduating students arrive for Commencement Exercises at Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts (REUTERS/Brian Snyder).
Blame higher education for America’s potentially weaker military
July 27, 2015, Matthew F. Cancian and Michael W. Klein
As more Americans pursue college degrees, it has become less of an obstacle to becoming a leader in the military, hurting their relative quality.
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July 24, 2015, Delaney Parrish
Opinion | Politico
July 13, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Opinion | The Washington Post
July 8, 2015, David Petraeus and Michael E. O'Hanlon
Blog Post | Lawfare
June 29, 2015, Raphael S. Cohen
June 23, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Interview | Russia Today
June 15, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
June 11, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Opinion | The National Interest
June 10, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon and David Petraeus
June 1, 2015, John Evans
May 29, 2015, Elizabeth Ferris and Sarah Deardorff Miller
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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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