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.
Viola’s nomination was out of the blue, but experts say that might work to his advantage. Outsiders can create an opportunity for change through new perspectives.
Defense Secretary nominee Ash Carter says ending sequestration is critical for the Pentagon’s long-term success. But in his nomination hearing before the Senate Armed Services committee today, he said defense spending reform is just as large a priority for him. Katherine Kidder is research associate for the Military, Veterans and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she offered priorities for the next Defense Secretary’s reform agenda.