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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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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus discusses the future of the Navy and Marine Corps with AEI’s Mackenzie Eaglen.

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Covering a defense story today? Here’s the latest from the experts on the AEI defense team.

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As we look for savings across the entire federal budget, it is critical that we recognize intelligence as a force multiplier, meaning that a relatively smaller investment in intelligence can help compensate for larger cuts elsewhere.

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The last thing we need in an increasingly threatening world is to disadvantage ourselves while other nations enhance their own export-credit programs.

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The American military’s job is to deter, and when that fails, to defeat an enemy, plain and simple. It can create the conditions for change, but it is not the one stop shop where we go to make the world a better place.

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Divisions between policy makers created by the 2011 Budget Control Act risk sacrificing invaluable resources to US national security, primarily the Air Force A-10.

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One year Band-Aids on defense spending won’t give the military what it needs.

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The Navy should not fund its nuclear ballistic missile submarines through a special account. Sequestration is threatening the whole nuclear triad, and robbing the Air Force to ensure the Navy’s nuclear modernization hampers the well-designed spending parity between military departments.

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President Barack Obama meets with Saudi Arabia's King Salman (R) at Erga Palace in Riyadh, January 27, 2015. Reuters

The events of recent months are an indication of how spectacularly Obama has failed to fulfill his 2008 promise to restore the world’s faith in American leadership and renew America’s alliances.

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The time has come for American political and military leaders alike to take a hard look at the way the United States counters threats outside of traditional wartime environments.

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