On December 2nd, Dr. Margaret C. Harrell, CNAS Senior Fellow and Director of the Joining Forces Initiative, testified before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health. She spoke on the topic of understanding and preventing veteran suicide.
On November 3rd, CNAS Senior Fellow David Barno testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia. His testimony drew from a recently completed seven-day trip to Afghanistan and updated the perspective he had offered in previous testimonies on the current situation in Afghanistan and the road ahead.
Losing the Battle: The Challenge of Military Suicide, by Dr. Margaret Harrell, CNAS Senior Fellow and Director of the Joining Forces Initiative, and Nancy Berglass, CNAS Non-Resident Senior Fellow, suggests that the health of the all-volunteer force is dependent on our nation’s ability to take care of its service members and veterans.| more |
In Driving in the Dark: Ten Propositions About Prediction and National Security, Richard Danzig examines the nature of prediction in national security and offers strategic recommendations for how the U.S. Department of Defense can improve its predictive capabilities while also preparing for predictive failure.
Hard Choices: Responsible Defense in an Age of Austerity, a report authored by CNAS experts LTG David W. Barno, USA (Ret.), Dr. Nora Bensahel and Travis Sharp, outlines four budget cut scenarios and evaluates possible trade-offs among force structure, end strength, procurement and overhead.| more |
On September 21st, CNAS Fellow Christine Parthemore testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. She testified regarding her work on national security vulnerabilities stemming from America’s dependence on imports of strategic minerals.
In Counterstrike, a Henry Holt and Company book, former CNAS Writers in Residence, Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker of The New York Times, tell the story of how a group of analysts within the military, at spy agencies, and in law enforcement has fashioned an innovative and effective new strategy to fight terrorism, unbeknownst to most Americans and in sharp contrast to the cowboy slogans that characterized the U.S. government's public posture.| more |
The United States depends on satellite systems for managing the unconventional challenges of the 21st century in ways that are rarely acknowledged. This is particularly true for satellites that monitor climate change and other environmental trends, which, in the words of the Department of Defense’s (DOD’s) 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review, “will shape the operating environment, roles, and missions” of DOD.| more |
CNAS Senior Fellow and Senior Advisor Lieutenant General David W. Barno USA (ret.) testifies before the House Armed Services Committee in an open hearing on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. on the way ahead in Afghanistan.| more |