Category Archives: Reports

Something in the Air: “Isolationism,” Defense Spending, and the US Public Mood | Center for International Policy

By Carl Conetta, Project on Defense Alternatives October 2014 Download the full PDF report here. The official exit of U.S. combat troops from Iraq was barely complete before some political…

The Littoral Combat Ship: The Warship That Can’t Go to War | Center for International Policy

By Jacob Marx BACKGROUND When it was first conceived in the early 2000s, the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) was envisioned as the “low end backbone of the future U.S. surface…

A Step Backward, or More to Go?: FY15 Overseas Contingency Operations Request | Stimson Center

By Russell Rumbaugh and John Cappel The FY15 Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) request—the war funding request—helps illustrate how much further the defense budget needs to go to adjust to statutory…

Cutting Pay By Default | Stimson Center

House and Senate Defense Authorization Bills By John Cappel and Russell Rumbaugh With the defense authorization and appropriations processes for FY 2015 nearing their midway point, Congress looks set once…

One Dead Pilot: Single Engine F-35 a Bad Choice for Canada’s Arctic | Rideau Institute and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

By Michael Byers Download PDF here. This report responds to the Harper government’s continued openness to the F-35 as a replacement for Canada’s aging fleet of CF-18 fighter jets. With…