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CommentaryThis Is Not a Drill
The erroneous “missile threat” alert sent to thousands of Americans’ phones in Hawaii on Saturday probably would have been dismissed as an obvious mistake if received just mon...
By Andrew Swick
PodcastWomen in National Security: Nicole Pilkus
Nicole Pilkus, Deputy Director of the Maritime Safety Office National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, talks with CNAS expert Julie Smith about her career in the defense indust...
By Julianne Smith & Nicole Pilkus
PodcastCNAS experts break down Trump's new National Security Strategy
CNAS Deputy Director of Studies dives into the Trump administration's National Security Strategy, talking strategy development, messaging, and implementation with CNAS experts...
By Loren DeJonge Schulman, Jerry Hendrix, Ilan Goldenberg & Dr. Daniel Kliman
PodcastWomen in National Security: Amanda Sloat
Amanda Sloat of the Brookings Institution shares what it's like working as a woman in national security....
By Dr. Amanda Sloat
CommentaryA Rorschach Test for Civil-Military Relations
Earlier this week, I wrote in Slate about how America’s military leaders have seemingly improvised a new norm of civil-military relations in response to President Donald Trump...
By Phillip Carter
CommentaryMilitary Chiefs’ Reluctance to March
In a dizzying series of tweets and news stories on Monday, the Pentagon appeared to simultaneously embrace transgender recruits while the Trump administration was losing its b...
By Phillip Carter
PodcastWomen in National Security: Laura Rosenberger
Laura Rosenburger, former foreign policy advisor for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign, discusses the misconceptions women have about working in national security....
By Laura Rosenberger
CommentaryForeign National Recruitment Must Stay True to Its Roots Under Trump Administration
Last December, the U.S. Department of Defense suspended the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest Program, which responsible for recruiting foreign nationals livi...
By Jennie Kim & Jeesue Lee
PodcastWomen in National Security: Emma Ashford
Emma Ashford, a Cato Institute research fellow with expertise in international security and the politics of energy, shares her experiences working as a woman in national secur...
By Emma Ashford
PodcastWomen in National Security: Mara Karlin
Mara Karlin, a nonresident senior fellow in the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings, discusses the roadblocks that kee...
By Mara Karlin & Loren DeJonge Schulman
CommentaryDual-Military Families Need Help From The Service That They Aren’t Getting
When Renee Swift, an Air Force officer, married an active-duty Navy pilot, the couple added to their already-challenging careers a third, seemingly full-time job: coordinating...
By Amy Schafer & Moira Fagan
PodcastWomen in National Security: Alina Polyakova
Alina Polyakova, the David Rubenstein Fellow for foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, discusses the options available to women who want to work in national security....
PodcastWomen in National Security: Julie Smith, Loren DeJonge Schulman & Kate Kidder
CNAS experts Kate Kidder, Julie Smith, and Loren DeJonge Schulman discuss why they launched the women in national security project, what they've learned, and their personal st...
By Julianne Smith, Loren DeJonge Schulman & Katherine Kidder
PodcastWomen in National Security: Alice Hunt Friend
CNAS Adjunct Senior Fellow Alice Friend Hunt speaks on the importance of self-confidence and the ways in which men can help women succeed in national security....
By Loren DeJonge Schulman & Alice Hunt Friend
CommentaryRussia Loves a Shunned U.S. Soldier
The photo shows a service member’s spouse weeping over her husband’s flag-draped casket, under a headline quoting an out of context snippet of Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi testi...
By Andrew Swick
CommentaryWashington Is Never Quite Sure Where It Is at War
The United States is a nation at war. But for much of the past two decades, a great deal of the Pentagon’s overseas activities would not technically classify as combat, with a...
By Loren DeJonge Schulman
CommentaryThe War on Apathy
Right now, Congress has no incentive to rein in America’s military actions around the world. A threat to reinstate the draft would give it one....
By Amy Schafer
PodcastWomen in National Security: Kate Bateman
Kate Bateman is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow. Bateman was the lead author...
By Kate Bateman & Rachel Rizzo
CommentaryWant to Honor the Vets? Go See This Movie.
Ancient Greeks knew war intimately, thanks to frequent conflict at the time and norms about military service that existed back then. Despite or maybe because of this intimacy ...
By Phillip Carter
CommentaryWhy were US soldiers even in Niger? America’s shadow wars in Africa, explained.
President Trump’s inexplicable fight with the widow of a Green Beret who was killed in Niger has sparked a political firestorm that shows no signs of dying down. It’s also bro...
By Phillip Carter & Andrew Swick