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.
Sizing U.S. Ground Forces: From "2 Wars" to "1 War + 2 Missions"
March 21, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Michael O'Hanlon examines the need to size the U.S. Army based on a new paradigm -- one which will allow us to wage and win one major regional conflict while participating in two multinational stabilization missions. He outlines the best ways to accomplish this task given the currently planned scale down of ground forces, while noting we run a real risk of cutting too much.
The Federal Budget
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Opinion | Defense News
March 17, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon
March 4, 2014, Fred Dews
February 24, 2014, Fred Dews
December 19, 2013, Fred Dews
November 20, 2013, Steven Pifer
November 18, 2013, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Opinion | Los Angeles Times
November 15, 2013, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Opinion | The Washington Examiner
November 11, 2013, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Opinion | War on the Rocks
October 29, 2013, Peter W. Singer
Opinion | Reuters (The Great Debate)
October 14, 2013, Michael E. O'Hanlon and Kay Bailey Hutchison
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Michael E. O'Hanlon
Director of Research, Foreign Policy
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Peter W. Singer
Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy
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