Defense and Security
The U.S. defense budget has been a subject of increased scrutiny, as sequestration takes effect and debate continues on how to balance military needs while reducing the federal budget. Brookings experts examine the merits and pitfalls of defense budget reduction, and its impact on America's foreign policy and defense strategy.
After a crew of seven Soldiers removed all four blades and lead lag links from main rotor head of an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter, Spc. Alexander Honey, from Lowville, N.Y., an Apache crew chief in Company A, 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, cleans all the components to properly inspect the parts for any wear or damage received from flying at camp Taji in Baghdad (REUTERS/U.S. Army/Sgt. Travis Zielinski).
A Systematic Use of Performance Based Logistics Will Save DoD Money
October 15, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Michael O'Hanlon recaps an event held on October 14 by the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence. The main topic was Performance Based Logistics, and how this concept can save the Department of Defense money.
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Weapons of Mass Destruction
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
September 10, 2014, Jason Tama
August 12, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon, Ian Livingston and Miranda Melcher
July 15, 2014
April 30, 2014, William A. Galston
April 28, 2014, Fred Dews
April 28, 2014
Article | The Washington Quarterly
March 21, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon
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With sequestration rapidly approaching, federal government agencies and defense contractors are preparing for budget cuts that could have a profound effect on the nation's military.
Read Peter Singer's article on sequestration and the defense budget »
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Michael E. O'Hanlon
Co-Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Director of Research, Foreign Policy
Peter W. Singer
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