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Airpower and America’s Strategic Competition for Allies


The 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS) identifies the “reemergence of long-term, strategic competition” as the central challenge to U.S. national security. But how exactly should we interpret strategic competition, and what role does Airpower play in providing an advantage? “Who” we seem to be competing against has remained largely unchanged over the last quarter century. […]

Sprints for America: Pairing Private Sector Tech with Public Sector Projects


Government has long struggled to import tech talent. Sprints for America could be a new answer to this challenge.

Ace in the Hole: Private Sector Innovations for Naval Reserve Talent Management


The United States Naval Reserve has always been a pool of talent supporting the active force; now, in an era of Great Power Competition, it must innovate its manning policies if it wants to stay that way.

Recommitting to America’s Alliances Means Remaining Committed to American Spacepower


Investment in space is the key to American prosperity, diplomacy and security. The Biden administration should continue support for the Space Force and the private space sector.

Why Boston is Still Strong Five Years Later


BY NICHOLAS TALLANT Today is “Marathon Monday” and Boston’s annual Patriot’s Day celebration. But it also marks the five-year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing—the largest terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11. After the attack, a research team from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government initiated an in-depth review of the […]

Space Technology Trends and Implications for National Security


BY JESSE HAMPTON This piece appeared in our 2015 print journal. You can order your copy here.  The democratization of space is already underway. The 21st century is witnessing a rapid acceleration in both the development of space and satellite technology and the availability of this technology to countries, corporations, and in­­­dividuals. Advances in technology allow […]

Preventing Unilateral Actions: How to Exercise Preemptive Self-defense within the Scope of International Law


BY YASIR GOKCE The United States has been employing preemptive self-defense as a justification for use of force as it carries out its war on terror. Preemptive use of force became a national security strategy under the Bush administration following the terrorist attacks of 9/11. As part of this strategy, there have been many instances […]

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