Congress: Provide budget stability, do not cut corners on defense

Defense hawks on Capitol Hill are drawing early and unmistakable red lines aimed squarely at their fiscally-conservative colleagues and the new administration about the need to keep China as the US military’s pacing threat and ....

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Top 10 podcasts of 2020: ‘What the Hell Is Going On?’ with Danielle Pletka and Marc Thiessen

This blog post is part of AEI’s Best Podcasts of 2020 series. Click here to see other AEI podcast hosts’ favorite episodes of the year. While there wasn’t much to celebrate in 2020, we continued ....

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The Congressional Budget Office’s menu of defense cuts

Cutting defense to fund other spending priorities is not destiny; it’s a choice. The active judgment to cut defense has had manifest and deadly consequences after every single downturn. No amount of reform, efficiencies, innovation, ....

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It’s time to modernize Department of Defense resourcing

The Department of Defense (DoD) needs a modernized resourcing structure that is responsive to joint program planning and execution — and also supports congressional oversight. Congress needs better budget justification descriptions and more timely visibility ....

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7 important updates in the Department of Defense’s 2020 China Military Power Report

The Pentagon has just released the 2020 China Military Power Report, one of the leading sources of reliable information on China’s military. This year’s version marks the 20th anniversary of the report and provides a ....

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It’s time to reconsider the Department of Defense’s Soviet-style budget process

Last week, the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University conducted a panel: “The DOD Budget Process: The Next Frontier of Acquisition Reform.” Anyone interested in the future of defense innovation should read Eric ....

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