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The Next Defense Strategy

The Next Defense Strategy focuses on creating broad, bipartisan solutions to the most vexing and longstanding issues that hinder the U.S. Department of Defense from competing more effectively with China and Russia. This project will convene senior defense thinkers from across the defense enterprise to identify and explore areas, such as the roles and missions of the Armed Forces, where change is clearly needed, but has proven politically or bureaucratically impossible.

The CNAS Next Defense Strategy Series

From July to December 2020, CNAS will release new papers every week on the tough issues the next NDS should tackle. The goal of this project is to provide intellectual capital to the drafters of the 2022 NDS, focusing specifically on unfinished business from the past several defense strategies and areas where change is necessary but difficult.

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