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US should look beyond sanctions to deter Russia, says former NATO Supreme Allied Commander

Russia continues to move troops and tanks to its western border with Ukraine and could also be moving troops to neighboring Belarus to attack Ukraine from the north. Gen. Philip Breedlove (USAF, ret.), distinguished chair for the Frontier Europe Initiative at the Middle East Institute, professor at Georgia Tech, formerly Supreme Allied Commander Europe of […]


Coast Guard commandant: ‘I’m most proud of the resilience of our people’

Last week, the Government Matters team attended the Surface Navy Association’s 34th National Symposium, “Surface Warfare: The Competitive Edge,” its first fully hybrid conference with both virtual and in-person events. Members, including Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro, and defense contractors attended the event, which had over 90 exhibitors and more than 3,000 attendees. At the […]


Conversations from Surface Navy Association’s 34th National Symposium

Last week, the Government Matters team attended the Surface Navy Association’s 34th National Symposium, “Surface Warfare: The Competitive Edge.” At the conference, Mimi Geerges spoke with some attendees who are paving the way for innovation and advancing the Navy’s mission. Lt. Skye Pawlik from the Naval Integrated Fires Element in the U.S. Navy said her […]


Army and Navy partnering on hypersonics to deliver advanced capabilities to warfighters

Hypersonic missiles travel at least five times the speed of sound and are a growing investment for the United States military. The Army and Navy are both advancing their programs and working together to maintain a decisive edge against adversaries. Lt. Gen. Neil Thurgood, director of hypersonics, directed energy, space and rapid acquisition for the […]


Report shows some American universities unwittingly support China’s military

China has been using its relationships with U.S. universities to get the technology and talent it needs to support its military-industrial complex and win the strategic competition with the United States. A new report from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) details Chinese government influence on American universities. Craig Singleton, adjunct fellow at FDD, […]


Deterrence not the right approach for cybersecurity, says national security research expert

The concept of integrated deterrence will play a major role in the upcoming National Defense Strategy, but what does that mean for a cyber strategy? Jacquelyn Schneider, Hoover Fellow at the Hoover Institution, said deterrence is generally not the right concept for cyber success and that resiliency – perseverance despite cyber attacks – is more […]


United States military strategy should better match interests, says defense research expert

The U.S. military has made hefty investments in the Middle East for the past two decades, but shifts in the Biden administration’s priorities toward the Indo-Pacific have caused the U.S. to reassess how to maintain its interests in the region while also scaling back. Becca Wasser, fellow in the Defense Program at the Center for […]

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