January 25, 2019 | FDD's Foreign Podicy

The Uses of Military Power

Episode 29
January 25, 2019 | FDD's Foreign Podicy

The Uses of Military Power

Episode 29

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The United States has the most powerful military in world history. But after 17 years fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, an American victory is nowhere in sight.

With that and many other threats and challenges in mind, FDD has opened a new Center on Military and Political Power.

CMPP will attempt to promote—on a bipartisan basis—better understanding of the defense strategies, policies and capabilities that can most effectively deter adversaries, and defeat those who cannot be deterred.

CMPP’s board of directors is a veritable ‘who’s who’ of leading national security thinkers—including former White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster (who serves as CMPP chairman) and former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta. (Check out the rest of the team here.)

Bradley Bowman, CMPP’s senior director, served as an active-duty U.S. Army officer for more than 15 years, taught as an Assistant Professor at West Point, and most recently worked as a National Security Advisor to members of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees.

He joins host Clifford D. May today to discuss America’s military challenges and how CMPP plans to add value to the urgent debates underway—as well as the urgent debates that need to begin.

 

Resources

The age of neo-imperialism

January 23, 2019 | Clifford D. May

Former empires that aspire to be future empires threaten America

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FDD Launches New Center on Military and Political Power

January 22, 2019

Names H.R. McMaster as Chairman and Bradley Bowman as Senior Director

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Issues:

Afghanistan Iran Iran Global Threat Network Jihadism Military and Political Power Russia Syria The Long War U.S. Defense Policy and Strategy