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Hagel's Strategic Review: A Reasonable US Defense Posture?

by Carl Conetta

Huffington Post, May 2013 | Article

Carl Conetta offers his insight to safely reducing US defense spending, freeing up more than $70 billion for debt reduction... Read More »

Analysis: Striking a New Deal for Defense

by Charles Knight, Carl Conetta

Government Executive, February 2013 | Article

During past defense drawdowns, Congress and the Pentagon got away with side-stepping cuts similar to those proposed to coincide with sequestration... Read More »

Defense Budget Resources 2012

by Charles Knight, Ethan Rosenkranz, Carl Conetta

August 2012 | Article

Why do we spend so much? Is it necessary? What does it mean for debt, deficits, and the economy? How might we “reset defense” to ensure security, solvency, and economic revitalization? Find the answers in this one-page compilation of PDA charts, articles, and reports on every aspect of the Pentagon spending controversy... Read More »

A Short Tour of Pentagon Financial Mismanagement, Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

by Ethan Rosenkranz, Carl Conetta

November 2011 | Article

A compilation of commentary and reports outlining financial mismanagement, waste, abuse and fraud at the Department of Defense... Read More »

Are We Ready to Cut Defense Spending? What the Polls Say

by Charles Knight, Carl Conetta

Huffington Post, February 2011 | Article

Although neither the White House nor Congress seem eager to apply the deficit-reduction axe to the Pentagon's record-level budgets, the American public appears ready... Read More »

Experts' Letter on Defense Spending

by Carl Conetta, Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy

November 2010 | Letter

Joint declaration by 48 top scholars and practitioners of national security policy: “We can achieve safe savings in defense if we are willing to rethink how we produce military power and how, why, and where we put it to use... Read More »

CIP in the Press
  • The NRA And The Gun Industry Go Global With Trump

    Security Assistance Monitor quoted

    The National Memo, 08-15-18

    American weapons makers have dominated the global arms trade for decades. In any given year, they’ve accounted for somewhere between one-third and more than one-half the value of all international weapons sales. It’s hard to imagine things getting much worse — or better, if you happen to be an arms trader — but they could, and soon, if a new Trump rule on firearms exports goes through...Read More »

  • The Defense Spending Bill Is an Abomination

    William D. Hartung quoted

    Esquire, 08-14-18

    And not because Trump didn't say John McCain's name...Read More »

  • Press Release: CIP’s Foreign Influence Transparency Proposal Becomes Law

    Ben Freeman


    Today the President signed into law the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill includes provisions from the Countering Foreign Propaganda Act, first introduced by Representatives Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY), which the Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative (FITI) at the Center for International Policy helped to craft and loudly supported....Read More »