Frederick Kagan, who directs the Critical Threats Project at the American Enterprise Institute, Kimberly Kagan, president of the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), Jennifer Cafarella, lead intelligence planner at ISW, and the ISW and CTP analysts, recommend a course of action (COA) for the United States in Syria. The report is the culmination of a series of exercises to frame and develop a strategy to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) and al Qaeda in Syria. The report is the fourth in AEI’s US Grand Strategy series.
Author Vago Muradian
As Congress prepares to review the administration’s proposed defense budget, the Center for a New American Security Defense Strategies and Assessments Program has released a new report, “Is the U.S. Military Getting Smaller and Older? And How Much Should We Care?” In the report, author Steven Kosiak argues that the U.S. military’s declining force size and increasing age are not simply a byproduct of budgetary or other pressures beyond the Department of Defense’s control. Rather, they are largely the result of policy and programmatic choices made by DoD and service leadership. He concludes that if the military wants to arrest these trends it will require a shift in the decisionmaking process of its leadership.
To pay for the controversial wall along America’s border with Mexico, hire more immigration agents to police it and deport illegal immigrants, and boost defense spending, the Trump administration wants to cuts billions from three agencies that are also vital to US national security: the State Department, Coast Guard and Transportation Security Administration.
Bruno Fromont, senior vice president for strategy at Intelsat, discusses his company’s partnership with OneWeb and the changing commercial satellite business with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the Satellite 2017 trade show in Washington March 6-9, 2017.
Tom Edmonston, senior sales engineer for government programs at Iridium Communications, discusses the company’s Iridium NEXT constellation, growth and affordable plans with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the Satellite 2017 trade show March 6-9, 2017, in Washington.
Vice Adm. David Buss, USN Ret., president of Cubic Global Defense, discusses the company’s growth priorities, training systems and defense spending outlook with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The Interview was conducted at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium March 1-3, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. Our coverage of AWS 2017 was sponsored by DRS Technologies.
Mark Spiwak, president of Boeing Satellite Systems International, discusses a changing commercial satellite market and his company’s business outlook with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the Satellite 2017 tradeshow in Washington on March 6-9, 2017.
Douglas Barrie, senior fellow for military aerospace at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, discusses global air power trends, NATO, Russian and Chinese capabilities and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. Barrie is one of the editors of IISS’ annual Military Balance, the latest edition of which was released in early February.
Don Buchman, vice president for commercial mobility at ViaSat, discusses the company’s high-bandwidth satellites that are revolutionizing in-flight entertainment with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the Satellite 2017 tradeshow in Washington.
Clare Martin, the chief operating officer of Surrey Satellites, discusses the UK firm’s expansion into the US market with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the Satellite 2017 tradeshow in Washington March 6-9, 2017.