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Center for Strategic and International Studies

(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Interpreting the Biden administration’s Defense budget request

The Defense budget request from the Biden administration is a bit of an outlier, as these things go. For the important messages the budget is sending,…

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(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

What will it be for DoD: Force structure or soft power?

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DoD spending data tells us how serious the Pentagon is about a shift to great power competition

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)Senior Master Sgt. Paul Kalle, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, speaks with a family during a Deployed Spouses Dinner Feb. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The monthly event is a free dinner at Georgia Pines Dining Facility designed as a ‘thank you’ for each families’ support and sacrifice while their spouse is deployed or on a remote assignment. The dinner, occurring on every third Tuesday of the month, provides an opportunity for spouses to interact with other families of deployed Airmen, key spouses and unit leadership, as well as provide a break for the spouse while military sponsor is deployed. The next Deployed Spouses Dinner will be March 17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

DoD taking steps to scope military hunger issue

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FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. Reports of sexual assaults across the U.S. military increased by a very small amount in 2020, a year when troops were largely locked down for months as bases around the world grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic, according to U.S. officials. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

The Biden administration’s proposed Defense budget is going to force some tough choices

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Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin

DoD potentially vulnerable to private military companies controlled by other nations

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Adam Smith

DoD is still unbalanced on readiness, but is it trying to do too much?

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Former NIST director is busy promoting research funded by both government and industry

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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)President Joe Biden signs executive orders on the economy in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Washington. Vice President Kamala Harris looks on at left. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

DPA will help Biden lead a more federal-centric response to COVID

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Don’t expect same defense spending priorities under a Biden administration

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Current Army budget may make modernizing more difficult

At 245 years old, the Army remains a fundamental unit of national security. But it must modernize to many changes and technology and in the world threat…

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Focus on military families, defense strategy changes likely coming under Biden administration

The new president will likely make serious changes to the Pentagon as soon as day one.

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(U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Haley Stevens)An MQ-9A Reaper assigned to the 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron sits on the ramp at Creech Air Force Base carrying eight Hellfire missiles. This was the first flight test of the MQ-9 carrying eight Hellfire missiles.

(U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Haley Stevens)

Army’s 18th Airborne Corps picks first winner in innovation challenge

The Army is trying to breathe a little inventiveness into how to handles land use and ranges, so it crafted the Dragon Innovation Challenge. Think Shark Tank, plus camouflage and minus Mark Cuban.

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