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National Security Program

Crafting a tough and smart security agenda

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Defense Budgeting for the 21st Century

Freeman & Eoyang make the case that the President's budget strengthens American security by preparing us for the wars of the future, not the past.

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3 Ways a Corrupt Chinese Military Hurts the U.S.

Square_thumb by Aki Peritz China’s military, the People’s Liberation Army, is currently engulfed in the worst corruption scandal in its history. It's easy to look across the Pacific and feel a twinge of schadenfreude. But if Beijing can't get this metastasizing scandal under control, it's bad for America’s strategic interests. More ►

‘Back to the Future’ Foreign Policy

by Mieke Eoyang, Ben Freeman, Ph.D Neo-Cold Warriors nostalgia for 1980s defense spending is just as outdated as parachute pants and leg warmers. Here are three reasons why America doesn't need a "Back to the Future" foreign policy. More ►

Three Myths About the Defense Budget

Square_thumb by Ben Freeman, Ph.D Critics of the Pentagon’s FY2015 budget request argue that it's “a skeleton defense budget,” that it will “dramatically reduce the size of the Army,” and that all of this “will embolden America’s foes to take aggressive acts.” These critiques have one thing in common: they’re all myths. More ►

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Mieke Eoyang

Director of the National Security Program

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Aki Peritz

Senior Policy Advisor, National Security Program

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Ben Freeman, Ph.D

Policy Advisor, National Security Program

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Faris Alikhan

Fellow, National Security Program

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