Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Department’s Budget Request

February 2, 2016 Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter revealed the 2017 fiscal year budget request. Essentially it is a continuation of former Secretary Chuck Hagel’s view that the path forward for the U.S. is an open-ended arms race to safeguard the nation’s interests, even if they perpetuate our addiction … Continue reading

Doomsday Clock 2016

January 22, 2016 It is still three minutes to midnight Lynn Eden, Robert Rosner, Rod Ewing, Lawrence M. Krauss, Sivan Kartha, Thomas R. Pickering, Raymond T. Pierrehumbert, Ramamurti Rajaraman, Jennifer Sims, Richard C. J. Somerville, Sharon Squasson, David Titley From: The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board … Continue reading

Asia-Pacific Pivot

January 19, 2016 In 2015, Congress tasked the Department of Defense to commission an independent assessment of U.S. military strategy and force posture in the Asia-Pacific, as well as that of U.S. allies and partners, over the next decade. This Center for Strategic and International Studies work fulfills that congressional … Continue reading

Secretary Hagel & The New Arms Race

Outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s Keynote Speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, CA, November 15, 2014 Excerpt The Department of Defense is undergoing a defining time of transition. After 13 years of war fought by an all-volunteer force, we’re facing a reshaping of our enterprise by … Continue reading

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