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Global terrorism threat has not gone away, says AEI fellow

While the Islamic State and jihadist terror groups have faded from the headlines, American Enterprise Institute Fellow Katherine Zimmerman says their influence persists around the globe. Zimmerman said the Islamic State is growing in Afghanistan and across Africa even though its core leadership has been degraded in Iraq and Syria. She said areas with poor […]


National security researcher recommends US provide military aircraft to Ukraine

As the Russian war against Ukraine continues and casualties mount, American policymakers are asking what the United States should do now. Klon Kitchen, senior fellow for foreign and defense policy at the American Enterprise Institute, wrote an op-ed on this topic. Kitchen said the U.S. should provide Ukraine with military aircraft because it would be […]


Former budget official suggests $816 billion topline defense budget

With inflation now at 7.5%, the Defense Department is being squeezed. Former budget official Maj. Gen. John Ferrari (U.S. Army, ret.), senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, recommends a topline defense budget of $816 billion for fiscal year 2023. Ferrari said the needed service member pay raise and effect of inflation on the operating […]


Government faces capacity issues in implementing broadband access programs

Broadband technology enables nearly every part of online activity, including the delivery of government services, but many communities lack access to broadband networks. The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill provides over $65 billion to bridge that digital divide. John Bailey, nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, said the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), […]


‘Deeper coupling’ could increase United States’ long-term economic leverage over China, foreign policy expert says

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says the American and Chinese economies are so deeply interconnected that they could be weaponized against each other in a market of 1.4 billion people. But there is still time to take back the United States’ control over its economy while simultaneously working with China. While many people advocate for […]


United States sent wrong message to China about AUKUS deal, retired Army major general argues

The Defense Department’s AUKUS nuclear submarine deal in the Pacific could take decades before the first sub could be deployed. Maj. Gen. John Ferrari (U.S. Army, Ret.) argues that’s the wrong message to send to China. Ferrari praised the deal but said the Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday’s statement about its timeline broadcasts […]


Declining defense purchasing power puts United States at disadvantage, says former Defense Department official

The Pentagon gets $700 billion per year to spend across all Defense Department (DoD) programs. But the DoD’s purchasing power within that budget is declining, according to Bill Greenwalt, visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former deputy under secretary of defense for industrial policy. Greenwalt said the reduction in purchasing power is problematic […]


Retired Army officer says laser weapons could significantly impact future warfare

The Army is working on a laser prototype that can take down drones in mid-air. The service plans to field four laser-equipped combat vehicles in fiscal year 2022. Maj. Gen. John Ferrari (U.S. Army ret.), senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former director of program analysis and evaluation for the Army, said this […]

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