September 15, 2017

A New Push for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC)

By Neal Urwitz and Susanna V. Blume

Susanna Blume, fellow with the CNAS Defense Strategies and Assessments Program, discusses the new push for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). Hosted by Neal Urwitz.

  • Commentary
    • C-SPAN
    • May 30, 2019
    Fireside Chat with The Honorable David L. Norquist

    On May 30, the Center welcomed The Honorable David L. Norquist for a conversation on the 2020 Defense Budget Request with Susanna V. Blume. Their discussion focused on whether...

    By Susanna V. Blume & David L. Norquist

  • Reports
    • May 29, 2019
    Strategy to Ask

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan promised a “masterpiece” for 2020. The critical question this report asks is: Has he made good on that promise?...

    By Susanna V. Blume

  • Commentary
    • War on the Rocks
    • March 8, 2019
    What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Defense Budget Masterpiece

    In December of 2017, before the Department of Defense released its 2019 budget request, then-Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan tried to manage expectations about it...

    By Susanna V. Blume & Chris Dougherty

  • Commentary
    • Foreign Policy
    • January 10, 2019
    Dear Pentagon: It’s Not How Big Your Budget Is. It’s How You Use It.

    Over the past two months, unusually public negotiations between the White House and the U.S. Department of Defense on the 2020 defense budget request have bounced from $733 bi...

    By Susanna V. Blume

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