The Future of American Defense

The Future of American Defense

by Nicholas Burns, Jonathon Price
     
 

In this volume, national security experts, academics, and business leaders discuss how to balance the aims and objectives of U.S. defense strategy with current fiscal realities.The book also offers strategies to coordinate defense spending between the executive branch and Congress.

Contents

Austerity and U.S. Strategy: Lessons of the Past The Fifth Annual

Overview

In this volume, national security experts, academics, and business leaders discuss how to balance the aims and objectives of U.S. defense strategy with current fiscal realities.The book also offers strategies to coordinate defense spending between the executive branch and Congress.

Contents

Austerity and U.S. Strategy: Lessons of the Past The Fifth Annual Ernest May Memorial Lecture Melvyn P. Leffler (University of Virginia)

U.S. Defense Strategy in a Post-9/11, Post-War Era of Austerity Michèle Flournoy (Boston Consulting Group)

Defense Entropy and Future Readiness, Fast and Slow Philip Zelikow (University of Virginia)

Explaining and Sustaining the Pivot (Rebalance) to Asia Kurt Campbell (Asia Group)

The United States Military and the Middle East Michael O'Hanlon (Brookings Institution)

Fiscal Shock, Combat Awe: Preserving Fighting Power in the New Austerity John Dowdy and Diana Farrell (McKinsey & Company)

Defense Drawdown: Dealing with the "Back Office" and Acquisition Costs Gordon Adams (American University)

Re-Imagining U.S. National Security Jane Holl Lute (Council on CyberSecurity)

Getting Beyond Denial Carla Anne Robbins (City University of New York; Council on Foreign Relations)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898435986
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
02/28/2014
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas Burns is director of the Aspen Strategy Group and Sultan of Oman Professor of the Practice of International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is a former U.S. under secretary of state for political affairs (2005–08), ambassador to NATO (2001–05), and ambassador to Greece (1997–2001). Jonathon Price is the deputy director of the Aspen Strategy Group.

Joseph S. Nye is University Distinguished Service Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, a former assistant secretary for defense for international security affairs, and former chair of the National Intelligence Council.

Brent Scowcroft, president of the Scowcroft Group, served as national security adviser to Presidents Ford and George H.W. Bush.

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