This article, from American Enterprise Institute scholar and frequent AOL contributor MacKenzie Eaglen, looks at the increasingly likely consequences of the fiscal cliff. It originally appeared as part of an Breaking Defense series of 2013 forecasts. Keep reading →

Michele Flournoy, oft rumored as the next Secretary of Defense, called the military’s elaborate planning process “stale,” its training too risk-averse, and its corporate culture in danger of a new “Vietnam syndrome” where it willfully forgets the lessons of the last decade of guerrilla war.

This article comes courtesy of our colleagues at Breaking Defense. Read Otto Kriesher‘s take on the views of Chuck Hagel, who is also being considered for the Secretary of Defense post.
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“We’re long past the point of doing more with less,” said the blunt-spoken Under Secretary of the Navy, Robert Work. “We are going to be doing less with less in the future.”

But with a continuing resolution, sequestration in three weeks, and to-be-determined defense cuts a likely part of any “grand bargain” to avert the fiscal cliff, how much less is maddeningly unclear. So it’s impossible to make intelligent plans or choices. Keep reading →

Hey, you want Special Forces? The Army’s got your back. Want air defense? Missile defense? Communications? Intelligence? Logistical support? Joint Task Force headquarters? Go Army!

Just – just please, don’t cut our budget any more, okay? Keep reading →

Many cybersecurity professionals and military strategists have anxiously awaited the public version of the Department of Defense’s Cyber Operations Strategy and on July 14 the wait ended when DoD released the 13 page document.

The document follows much of what has been talked about or insinuated in discussions that have taken place in the not so distant past. It breaks down the strategy into five distinct stratagems and initiatives that frame DoD’s operational intent. Keep reading →