By most measures, the 44 year experiment in an all-volunteer military force has been a success. But like stocks, past performance doesn’t guarantee the future. In fact, the all-volunteer force is showing serious strains.
Katherine Kidder, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and Amy Schafer a research associate for the military, veterans and society program there, tell Federal Drive with Tom Temin the all-volunteer military force is showing serious strains. They discuss what’s causing them and offer some solutions going forward.
A new report from the Center for a New American Security finds females make up an increasing percentage of the national security workforce, but less so in leadership positions.
DoD and Congress have been working on trimming the civilian workforce for years. Will the new OMB memo do anything different?
The Defense Department has been trying to get a clear sense from the White House about what it wants and does not want in the overseas contingency operations (OCO) budget. But the last administration’s budget office left those decisions for the new administration. So now what?
Amy Schafer, a research associate at the Center for a New American Security, says the Budget Control Act is putting Marine Corps aviators’ lives in danger. They’ve experienced a spike in training accidents. Schafer tells Federal News Radio’s Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin how budget constraints affect Marine pilots.