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Support for Ukraine Preparing US for Future Wars

The ousting of Kevin McCarthy last week as Speaker of the US House of Representatives, along with that event’s immediate predecessor, 100 congressional Republicans’ vote to withhold US$300 million in military assistance to Ukraine, is self-destructive. Unless reversed, it will stop the US from making sorely needed improvements in its

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Up for Debate: Do Navy Readiness Woes Require Drastic Action?​

The U.S. Navy has arguably experienced a readiness crisis for the last 15 years in terms of its ability to deploy combat-credible forces in three forward-deployed regional “hubs”: the Western Pacific, Europe/Mediterranean, and the Persian Gulf/Red Sea. Studies, including the Balisle report and the Center for Naval Analyses (“CNA”) “Tipping

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Domestic Border Security has Nothing at All to do with our Ukraine Policy

Candidates for president and other high offices and public policy organizations alike are attempting to poke holes in U.S. aid to Ukraine by drawing comparisons to American immigration policy. Their rhetorical approach is as fatuous as it is strategically dangerous, undermining our nation’s ability to face current and impending challenges. It

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US Needs Assertive Eurasia Strategy

Despite the Ukraine war having reached its first anniversary, the relevance of the conflict is still not recognized. Russia’s assault inaugurated a formal competition for dominion over the Eurasian landmass. Its goal was to create a strategic position from which it could crack NATO. As it stands, it has failed to conquer Ukraine,

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