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Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA) sits down with former Sen. Jim Talent (R-MO) to discuss the security challenge China’s military modernization and expansion pose to the United States and its allies.

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A discussion on the Iran nuclear agreement and the implications the deal may have for the United States.

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Soldiers with Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team stack up near a simulated door during a demolition range that is part of Operation Atlantic Resolve 15, at the Central Training Area near Tapa, Estonia, July 19, 2015. Department of Defense

The active duty military is now smaller than the civilian and contractor workforce that supports it.

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This volume provides a holistic account of allied hard power and, in turn, the ability and willingness of those same partners to use force independently or in concert with the US and other allies.

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The conventional wisdom over the last few decades has been that Iran is racing towards a nuclear weapon.

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FBI Director James Comey (L-R), CIA Director John Brennan, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson listen during President Obama's speech about the National Security Agency at the Justice Department in Washington January 17, 2014. Reuters

What’s driving calls for greater transparency isn’t ill will toward intelligence professionals or even curiosity: rather, it’s a lack of trust.

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A discussion on the four Marines and one Navy petty officer killed last week in the shooting in Chattanooga, TN.

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A discussion on the Iran nuclear agreement, and comments made by Donald Trump regarding John McCain.

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A US Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron, 33rd Fighter Wing (FW) at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., flies over the coast of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., May 16, 2013. Department of Defense | Flickr

The nature of aerial combat has changed with technological advances. Gone are the days of pilots dogfighting in silk scarves; modern aircraft, in particular the F-35, look to hit their target before it even sees them.

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As we honor those heroes of 1940, we should also pause to consider the type of future security we need to protect our open, rules-based global order.

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U.S. Soldiers shoot at targets during the Excellence in Competition (EIC) portion of the Army Reserve small-arms championship at Camp Robinson, Ark., Sept. 23, 2014. Department of Defense | Flickr

AEI Resident Fellow and Co-Director of the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies Thomas Donnelly warns of the security implications for the next administration.

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