The CNAS Defense Program addresses the challenges that are central to the military competition between the United States, China, and Russia. We concretely impact current and future defense policy and strategy while developing the next generation of defense leaders. We are a trusted source on defense issues, producing high quality analysis and policy recommendations on the implications of great-power competition for U.S. defense strategy, operations, budgets, and institutional reform.
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ReportsMake Good Choices, DoD
In a new report, Susanna V. Blume and Molly Parrish offer a deep dive into how the U.S. Department of Defense makes decisions about what the U.S. military needs, what to buy a...
By Susanna V. Blume & Molly Parrish
ReportsWhy America Needs a New Way of War
For the first time in decades, it is possible to imagine the United States fighting—and possibly losing—a large-scale war with a great power....
By Chris Dougherty
ReportsBeating the Americans at Their Own Game
China is keenly focused on blunting the U.S. military’s technological superiority, even as it strives to achieve technological parity, and eventually technological dominance....
By Robert O. Work & Greg Grant