The realities of the 21st century security environment increasingly highlight challenges to the frameworks and tools the United States historically has used to ensure that its defense policies and operations are conducted in accordance with U.S. values. The project examines how to innovate and strengthen the principled basis for defense policy and military operations, and to propose practical frameworks and recommendations for the U.S. Administration, Congress, and military.
Key objectives of the project include:
- Fostering dialogue and feedback among civilian and military organizations to calibrate policies, planning, operations, and allied and partner security cooperation to achieve defense objectives while reinforcing accountability, transparency, good governance principles, and mitigating harm to civilians; and
- Providing practical recommendations informed by research and analysis to guide policy, legislative, doctrinal, and organizational changes to buttress frameworks and tools for formulating principled defense policies and operations.
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Commentary by Suzanne Spaulding and Devi Nair — January 12, 2021
Brief by Devi Nair , Suzanne Spaulding , and Melissa Dalton — October 27, 2020
Commentary by Melissa Dalton — October 7, 2020
Commentary by Suzanne Spaulding , Devi Nair , and Melissa Dalton — October 1, 2020
Brief by Daniel Mahanty — August 26, 2020
Commentary by Melissa Dalton — July 9, 2020
Brief by Hijab Shah and Melissa Dalton — May 27, 2020
Event by Erol Yayboke , Elizabeth Hume , Michele Piercey , and Eythan Sontag — May 12, 2020
Event by Michele Piercey , Elizabeth Hume , Eythan Sontag , and Melissa Dalton — May 5, 2020
Commentary by Janina Staguhn , Erol Yayboke , and Melissa Dalton — May 5, 2020