- About Burke Chair
- About Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman
- Arab-Israeli Conflict
- Defense Budget
- Energy and Security
- Europe and NATO
- Iraq and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
- Lessons of War
- Military Balance
- Saudi Arabia, the GCC, and the Gulf
- Terrorism and Counterinsurgency
- U.S. and Iranian Strategic Competition
- U.S. Strategic and Defense Efforts
Burke Chair on U.S. Strategic and Defense Efforts
Burke Chair reports on US Strategic and Defense Efforts seeks assess U.S. national defense in terms of the roles, missions, and necessities of the U.S. defense apparatus, with concurrent respect to resource allocation and the realities shaping needs and priorities in defense planning and execution.
As part of an ongoing working assessment of Department of Defense strategic, tactical, budgetary, and organizational priorities, these reports incorporate a wide array of defense prerogatives, from homeland defense and security, to overseas warfighting capabilities.
Further emphasis is placed on costing and prioritization of resources, as well the synchronization of efforts across military, intelligence, and civilian agencies. Issues covered in these reports include but are not limited to, personnel issues and the issue of “overstretch”; strategic and planning challenges in Iraq and Afghanistan; meeting the needs of the active and reserve military; U.S. force transformation; interoperability and international alliances; and the challenge of creating an effective interagency process.