Joint Chiefs Line Up To Defend Budget Contraction By Kevin Baron

 Defense hawks eager to break through President Obama's austerity budget and post-war strategy for the military will face a formidable defense: the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As of Monday, all four service chiefs have gone public, lining up shoulder-to-shoulder to support their budget-saving and strategy-matching decisions as necessary and reasoned changes during a national economic …

Defense Strategy and Military Planning for an Era of Persistent Conflict

By Robert Tomes Journal Article | Jan 26 2012 - 5:17am Editor's Note:  This is a thought-provoking offering from Dr. Robert Tomes.  In particular, his generational interpretation of attitudes towards strategy and military options will generate some spirited discussion.  While he draws distinctions between the Generation X-ers and the Millenials, I think that many readers will see …

Do Drones Undermine Democracy? By PETER W. SINGER

Do Drones Undermine Democracy? By PETER W. SINGER Washington IN democracies like ours, there have always been deep bonds between the public and its wars. Citizens have historically participated in decisions to take military action, through their elected representatives, helping to ensure broad support for wars and a willingness to share the costs, both human …

In Europe, Mixed Feelings About U.S. Troop Cuts

Defense News January 16, 2012 Pg. 1 By Marcus Weisgerber Governments across Europe have mixed feelings about the U.S. decision to withdraw two combat brigades from the continent, but the concerns seem particularly acute in countries that border Russia. “I don’t think that we have direct threats emanating from any of our neighbors, but the …

Band Budgets Facing The Music: The Marine Corps is getting rid of a few good bands

CQ Weekly December 22, 2011 Pg. 2637 Vantage Point Band Budgets Facing The Music By John M. Donnelly, CQ Staff The Marine Corps is getting rid of a few good bands. In an economy move, the Corps is deactivating a 50-member band at its logistics base in Albany, Ga., and a band of similar size …

CQ Weekly December 22, 2011 Pg. 2637 Vantage Point Band Budgets Facing The Music By John M. Donnelly, CQ Staff The Marine Corps is getting rid of a few good bands. In an economy move, the Corps is deactivating a 50-member band at its logistics base in Albany, Ga., and a band of similar size …