Center for Strategic and International Studies. December 27, 2012.
An uncertain future and looming budgetary constraints raise legitimate questions about what the US military will look like years down the road. The United States has invested vast amounts of time and resources in working out an answer, be it through the Quadrennial Roles and Missions Review, the Quadrennial Defense Review, the Navy’s 30-year Shipbuilding Plan, or simply the defense authorization put forth every year. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
http://csis.org/files/publication/Pac1288.pdf [PDF format, 2 pages].
The Brookings Institution. December 11, 2012.
Whether it is a report about the latest drone strike into Pakistan or an awesome web video of a cute robot dancing in the latest style, it seems like robots are taking over the world, figuratively if not yet literally. But within their growing appearance in the news is perhaps something bigger, a story that is reshaping the overall history of war and politics, and even humanity. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
Center for a New American Security. June 6, 2012.
The upheaval that has shaken the Middle East since January 2011 has clearly demonstrated some of the faulty assumptions that have long underpinned U.S. policy in the region. In Strategic Adaptation: Toward a New U.S. Strategy in the Middle East, authors Dr. Bruce W. Jentleson, Dr. Andrew M. Exum, Melissa G. Dalton and J. Dana Stuster chart the fundamentals of a revised strategy for U.S. Middle East policy, starting with a reevaluation of U.S. interests and an assessment of the evolving strategic context. The approach they propose is one of “strategic adaptation” to meet immediate challenges while simultaneously responding to regional trends that will affect the region – and U.S. engagement – for decades to come. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
http://www.cnas.org/files/documents/publications/CNAS_StrategicAdaptation_JentlesonExum_0.pdf [PDF format, 52 pages].
American Enterprise Institute. June 2012.
Is the United States being chased out of the Asia-Pacific by China? What action (if any) should be taken? At a time when President Obama is promoting a pivot toward the Asia-Pacific and U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is visiting the region, six strategic, military, and Asian studies specialists examine and analyze America’s current situation there. They propose a series of steps that the United States should take to safeguard U.S. interests. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
U.S. Department of Defense. June 2, 2012.