Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson discusses the challenges facing the US Navy with AEI’s Jim Talent.
The third part of “US Grand Strategy: Defeating ISIS and al Qaeda,” a report jointly produced by the Critical Threats Project (CTP) at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the Institute for the Study War (ISW) was released today.
As drone technology explodes, government regulation should proceed cautiously.
The United States and Europe face mounting threats of terrorist attacks in their homelands directed or inspired by al Qaeda and the Islamic State in Iraq and al Sham (ISIS). The conflicts in the Middle East have destabilized the region and are feeding sectarianism globally, creating conditions ripe for al Qaeda and ISIS recruitment and expansion.
Characterizing our fight against the Islamic State group as one that does not and will not involve “combat troops” is a disservice to the men and women who are, at present, facing combat in the Middle East. It is a political trope that no one who is serious about defeating the Islamic State will be able to keep.
Overthrowing former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was the right choice; hundreds of millions cannot live under a yoke of oppression without consequence.
With Tokyo taking a two-year seat on the U.N. Security Council this month, the time is ripe for a new trilateral initiative among the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan.
The 2017 defense budget bets on third offset strategy technological breakthroughs, but the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines worry about the wars of today.
Military power is the foundation of America’s foreign policy and America must have robust tools of power to succeed. It will take two things to rebuild America’s armed forces: reform of the Pentagon, and more funding invested in end strength and new inventory.
North Korea’s totalitarian control system and power structure are the indispensable apparatus supporting the Kim regime’s threats to the world. Join AEI for the release of a new study detailing the inner workings of the DPRK state.
President Obama’s monetary support of the Colombian peace process is a good first step, but sustained political pressure and economic revitalization in post-conflict areas will ultimately be needed to achieve a lasting peace.