U.S. Strategic and Defense Efforts

Burke Chair reports on U.S. Strategic and Defense Efforts analyzes the roles, missions, and necessities of the U.S. defense apparatus, with concurrent respect to the realities shaping needs and priorities in defense planning and execution

As part of an ongoing working assessment of Department of Defense strategic, tactical, budgetary, and organizational priorities, these reports incorporate a wide array of defense prerogatives, from homeland defense and security, to overseas warfighting capabilities.

Further emphasis is placed on costing and prioritization of resources, as well the synchronization of efforts across military, intelligence, and civilian agencies. Issues covered in these reports include but are not limited to, personnel issues and the issue of “overstretch”; strategic and planning challenges in Iraq and Afghanistan; meeting the needs of the active and reserve military; U.S. force transformation; interoperability and international alliances; and the challenge of creating an effective interagency process.