12 October 2021

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: Getting Force Design Right in the Next National Defense Strategy


The narrow window to keep pace with China is closing, and there are signs that the Defense Department is in danger of making a strategic misstep as it develops the next National Defense Strategy . The cornerstone of the forthcoming 2022 strategy is the all-encompassing idea of integrated deterrence . This expansive and ill-defined concept does not promote confidence that the Department of Defense is likely to set clear priorities in its strategy that would enable the force redesign needed to [...]