(Defense News) Like its three predecessors, the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review reaffirmed the need for the nuclear triad of bombers, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and intercontinental ballistic missiles. Now comes the hard part.
by Rick Berger and Mackenzie Eaglen
Net Assessment: A Failure of Leadership? Americans’ Views of U.S. Foreign Policy by Rachel Hoff, Bryan McGrath, and Christopher Preble
By Elsa Kania & Emma Moore, Defense One: "China’s military is working harder to find and keep good people. The U.S. must step up its own efforts."
(Defense News) The most valuable role for U.S. special operations forces within the National Defense Strategy is to build relationships with countries in hot spots around the globe to keep Russia and China at bay.
Matt Winesett, Max Frost, and Rick Berger | "Banter"
The latest National Defense Strategy shifts our focus from the Pentagon's "two-war" metric. Now instead of ensuring the US could simultaneously defeat two regional militaries, the new emphasis is on deterring China and Russia. But is the defense budget up to the task?