The U.S. government loves to talk about the importance of strategy but doesn't know how to write a good one.
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Steve Watts of RAND argues that, as security sector assistance comes with a host of risks, the United States should conduct more rigorous risk assessments of these programs.
Renanah Miles and Brian Blankenship of Columbia University describe how China and other countries are joining in the quest for bases around the world, resulting in competition that is creating a dysfunctional market for access.
Raphael Cohen of RAND argues that the morale "crisis" currently afflicting the U.S. military is not due to combat stress, changes in U.S. military culture, or even cuts to military benefits, but rather stems from a perception that all the hard work and sacrifices made in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan seem to have achieved little.