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The defense innovation machine: Why the U.S. will remain on the cutting edge

American security policy discussions commonly warn that the United States is falling behind technologically, especially vis-à-vis China. However, the U.S. military remains at the cutting edge because of its well-developed defense innovation system. No nation (or combination) comes close to U.S. investment in defense R&D. Unmatched political concerns about...

Symposium: Time to bring all U.S. troops home from the Middle East

Is the United States truly ready to get its military forces out of the Middle East? Should it? Considering there are upwards of 60,000 troops in the region today, many of them stationed on bases in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, this is a question ripe for debate. In a new paper for the Quincy Institute, University of Notre Dame scholar Eugene Gholz argues in detail that the fundamental reasons for American military involvement there — security, oil, human rights — no longer apply, and that staying there only...  

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VIRTUAL | The Bomb

Date: August 31, 2021

VIRTUAL | The Bomb

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Location: Virtual Event [Zoom]

Fred Kaplan is the national-security columnist for Slate and author of six books, including The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War; Dark Territory: the Secret History of Cyber War...
VIRTUAL | Gambling with Armageddon

Date: September 21, 2021

VIRTUAL | Gambling with Armageddon

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Location: Virtual Event [Zoom]

Martin J. Sherwin is University Professor of History at George Mason University. His most recent book, "American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer" (with Kai Bird) won the 2006 Pulitzer...

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