The Monkey Cage: Defense


Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/12/2014

International relations scholars think that the U.S. spends too much on defense

A new snap poll of international relations scholars shows that they believe that the U.S. spends too much on the military.

By Nicholas Bell, Daniel Maliniak, Susan Peterson, Ryan Powers, Darin Self and and Michael Tierney  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

The new defense budget may change less than you think

The U.S. shift away from counterinsurgency is predictable, but it may not last.

By Elizabeth Saunders and Todd Sechser  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense Budget

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Is Hagel tying America’s hands (and is that a bad thing)?

Can reducing the size of the military reduce the chance of unwise future military occupations?

By David Edelstein  |  02:56 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense Budget