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Moving Beyond the Degree Debate

Linda Smith / Blog April 30, 2018

Whether or not an early childhood educator has a degree should not be the sole—or even primary—identifying factor of the profession.

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What the AUMF Is and Why You Should Care

Jessica Michek / Blog April 18, 2018

Do today’s counter-terrorist operations against groups that are not responsible for nor even existed at the time of the 9/11 attacks require a new or expanded AUMF?

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Pentagon Has Six Months to Spend $80 Billion.

Jack Rametta, Steve Bell / Blog March 13, 2018

Appropriators are scrambling to finalize line-by-line appropriations in accordance with the recently passed Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.

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Bell and Misztal: Spending Flexibility Allows for Military Readiness

Steve Bell, Blaise Misztal / Research March 8, 2018

Senior Advisor Steve Bell and Director of the National Security Program Blaise Misztal wrote to Sens. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) of the Committee on Appropriations to support spending flexibility for the Department of Defense.  Dear Senator Cochran and…

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The Budget Control Act is Slain, But Issues Remain for Defense

Jack Rametta / Blog February 22, 2018

The death—whether permanent or temporary—of the Budget Control Act was long awaited, and will no doubt have some positive affects for the readiness of the U.S. military.

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Citizen Soldiers or Warrior Caste: Who Will Serve in America’s Future Military?

National Security / January 18, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

A discussion of the future of the all-volunteer force and options for bridging the civil-military divide through community engagement and defense personnel reform.

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Steve Bell: Defense Spending Approaches Moment of Reckoning

Economy / News November 27, 2017

Big hike unlikely as defense hawks face off against deficit hawks.

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Cold Weather Ahead for Defense Hawks?

Steve Bell, Jack Rametta / Blog November 7, 2017

It now appears less probable that the Department of Defense will see a substantial budget increase for Fiscal Year 2018

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Immigrants in the Military: A History of Service

Immigration / Blog August 16, 2017

Explore the history of immigrant involvement in the U.S. armed forces and the crucial work they do today.

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Defense Bill on Collision Course with Reality

Steve Bell, Jack Rametta / Blog August 10, 2017

Defense spending will soon return to the legislative forefront as the Senate readies for debate on the Fiscal Year 2018.

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