Michael Rubin | The National Interest
Gary J. Schmitt | American Purpose
The question in every administration and Congress is, more often than not, what has to be cut or deferred to keep the Pentagon under the top line it’s been given by the White House and the Hill.
By Megan Eckstein, USNI News: “The Marine Corps is all in on shifting its spending, personnel and operations to support the Expeditionary Advance Base Operations concept, which would spread out smaller units of Marines across vast expanses of ocean and islands, maneuvering them around to make them tougher for an adversary to target as they conduct their missions.”
By David McCormick & James Cunningham, Fast Company: “If confirmed as Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin would inherit a Pentagon that has lost its technological edge. But it isn’t too late to fight back, two national security experts write.”
(Al Jazeera) India’s army chief Manoj Mukund Naravane has embarked on an “historic” six-day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia, the first such visit to the two Gulf countries by the head of the military.
Hal Brands | Bloomberg Opinion
James Pethokoukis | The Week
Ryan C. Berg | AEIdeas
Tikvah Faculty Member Dr. Michael Doran of the Hudson Institute recently sat down for a discussion with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. They explored the dramatic improvement in Israel's relationship with the Arab world, the sources of Israeli power, and the prime minister's strategic vision. Watch Now (32 min.).
interview with Michael R. Auslin via The Institute of World Politics
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses transforming the Indo-Pacific and the broader world. He also explores the history of American strategy in Asia from the 18th century through today.
Middle East Forum Webinar
Artificial intelligence developed to hunt terrorists can help track Russian and Chinese targets as well – especially amidst murky, chaotic conflicts in the “grey zone” between peace and open war.
By Chris Dougherty, Center for a New American Security: “For at least a decade, A2/AD has helped focus the Department of Defense (DoD) on critical Chinese and Russian threats to U.S. military operations in East Asia and eastern Europe. Today, however, it has outlived its usefulness as a diagnosis of Chinese and Russian approaches to warfare and as a framework for guiding subsequent operational and force-planning decisions based on the challenges they pose.”