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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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‘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by Mieke Eoyang, Ben Freeman, Ph.D Neo-Cold Warriors nostalgia for 1980s defense spending is just as outdated as parachute pants and leg warmers.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 ►

The Wrong Way to Measure 'Strength'

Square_thumb by Faris Alikhan You don't measure security by sheer numbers of troops any more. Today, hard power is based on the overall capability... In this regard, the U.S. is still without peer. With 11 supercarriers and nearly 600 military installations overseas, the U.S. is well-positioned to respond to global crises. 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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