Category Archives: Reports

Preserving the military health care benefit: Needed steps for reform | AEI

By: John Kokulis See full (pdf) report. Foreword As Washington struggles to deal with the national debt and the size and reach of the federal government, the defense budget has…

Strategic Agility: Strong National Defense for Today’s Global and Fiscal Realities | The Stimson Center

Senior national security experts and former government officials convened by the Stimson Center have issued a report outlining a new defense strategy that would advance America’s national security but still…

Bad Business: Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Wasted on Hiring Contractors | POGO Blog

Click here to view the report PDF Click here to view the report appendices PDF Executive Summary Based on the current public debate regarding the salary comparisons of federal and…

Making the Case: The F-35 is the Future, Not the Present, of U.S. Fighter Aircraft | Third Way

The F-35, or Joint Strike Fighter, is America’s next-generation manned fighter jet, but this $1.5 trillion program—the most expensive weapon program ever—has been plagued by costly delays and design challenges….

Star Creep: The Costs of a Top-Heavy Military | Third Way

The U.S. military is more top-heavy than it has ever been. Since 2001, the enlisted ranks have shrunk while the three and four-star ranks have grown by nearly 20%. The…