ASP Fellow Joshua Foust quoted in The National Interest

posted on September 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm

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“The training mission [in Afghanistan] is the foundation of the current strategy. Without that mission, the strategy collapses. The war is adrift, and it’s hard to see how anyone can avoid a complete disaster at this point.”

August Cole: For EADS-BAE Deal to Succeed, Congress Is Crucial

posted on September 17, 2012 at 9:15 am


A potential EADS-BAE deal is another sign of the crossroads moment for the global defense industry, and it lays bare two realities. The first is that for all the U.S. desire to use globalization to increase competition among the Department of Defense’s contractors, Europe’s efforts to land high-profile Pentagon contracts have flamed out.

PAST EVENT – ASP & The American Geophysical Union – “Science Supporting National Security”

posted on September 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm

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Wednesday, 19 September – 9:30-11:00am – 2325 Rayburn House Office Building: Scientific and technological innovations help secure our nation from natural and man-made threats to our safety. Research and development in fields as diverse as Arctic research and supercomputing contribute immensely to national security. Our experts will discuss the scientific advances keeping us safe, and what innovations we need to meet current and future security challenges

ASP Fellow Joshua Foust discusses drones in PBS Need to Know

posted on September 14, 2012 at 10:03 am

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“Both the U.S. and Pakistan benefit greatly from remaining quiet on drone strikes. The U.S. wants to keep its freedom of action and Pakistan wants to avoid taking responsibility for the strikes due to some anger among the urban elites. In this sense, more transparency would make strikes more difficult, politically, for all parties… but in the long run that might be an acceptable price to pay if we get more data and more access to affected areas in return.”

Norm Augustine urges Hill, DoD to take risks on acquisition

posted on September 10, 2012 at 12:36 pm

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Trust in subordinates and willingness to take risks has to run all the way through the system, Augustine said, or no amount of structural reform and reorganization will solve the problem — as years of well-intentioned failures have shown.

ASP Election Video Series

posted on September 10, 2012 at 10:33 am


The American Security Project releases a series of videos in which our staff discuss key national security issues facing the country during the election period. Leading up to the election in November many important issues will be discussed and argued over. We believe that the topics in this series must be part of the election debate. But they should not fall victim to simplistic partisan politics.