Defense and Security
Defense and Security
- ReportBy Anthony H. Cordesman, with the assistance of Michael PeacockApr 28, 2015
There are many ways to measure the Gulf military balance, but one key indicator is to look at the relative size of Gulf military expenditures and the size and nature of Gulf arms imports and transfers of military technology. The Burke Chair has prepared a detailed comparison of key estimates of both military spending and arms transfers, drawing upon official sources as well as the work of
- Critical QuestionsApr 24, 2015
Q1: What are the fundamental changes in the high-tech world that have led Defense Secretary Ash Carter to work to “rewire” the Pentagon’s approach to innovation?
- PacNet #27 - The 2015 US-Japan Guidelines for Defense Cooperation: toward “A More Balanced and Effective Alliance”NewsletterBy Adam P. LiffApr 23, 2015
While the media has focused on how Prime Minister Abe Shinzo will treat history in his speech to Congress next week, another historic development should occur days before Abe reaches the podium. Monday, US and Japanese officials are expected to approve a major revision of the Guidelines for US-Japan Defense Cooperation – the third in the alliance’s history.
- NewsletterBy Daniel TwiningApr 23, 2015
Chinese President Xi Jinping has just concluded an important state summit in Pakistan.
- CommentaryApr 22, 2015
It is still unclear what the end of the Saudi-led air campaign that made up “Operation Decisive Storm” or “Determined Storm” really means.
- NewsletterBy Jeffrey W. HornungApr 22, 2015
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyhu’s recent speech to a joint session of Congress received an unusual amount of attention because of the rift it exposed between the president and congressional leaders. On April 29, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe will travel to Washington also to deliver a speech to a joint session of Congress.
- CommentaryApr 21, 2015
Around 300 U.S. troops from the 173rd Airborne Brigade arrived in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv last week to begin training Ukrainian National Guard forces.
- ReportApr 21, 2015
Changes in energy technology and in the way oil and gas reserves are estimated, are raising serious questions about the future of US dependence on energy imports, and how this affects US strategy.
- ReportApr 20, 2015
This is an up-to-date list of female Presidential appointments in the Department of Defense which require Senate confirmation from 1947 to May 2014.
- CommentaryApr 16, 2015
The United States now faces a rapidly evolving world filled with new challenges at a time when real-world defense planning is focused on budget cuts, when U.S. “strategy” lacks plans and program budgets, and when talk of strategic partnership lacks clear and specific direction. Far too much U.S. strategic rhetoric is a hollow shell, while the real U.S.