December 01, 2016

Rebuilding America's Military: A Defense Transition Brief

By Paul Scharre

Paul Scharre, Senior Fellow and Director of the Future of Warfare Initiative, provides three recommendations for rebuilding America's military:

  1. Increase funding with a stable and predictable budget;
  2. Adapt military capabilities to current and future threats; and
  3. Reform DoD to accelerate innovation, reduce overhead, and eliminate waste
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  • Video
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