National Security Research Division

  • Insights from the Deployment Life Study

    Experiences during a service member's deployment can have a profound impact on how families fare during the reintegration period. But for many experienced military families, functioning eventually returns to pre-deployment levels.

Blog Posts and Media Coverage

  • Obama Should Visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Apr 28, 2016

    During his upcoming visit to Japan, President Obama will have an opportunity to do something that none of his predecessors have ever done: visit the first and last cities to suffer atomic bombings.

  • Presence vs. Warfighting: A Looming Dilemma in Defense Planning

    Apr 26, 2016

    Presence involves global military deployments to counter potential aggressors, reassure allies, underwrite extended deterrence, build partner capacity, and more. It is now as important, in terms of its stabilizing and deterrent effect, as warfighting capabilities. Yet U.S. force posture falls short.

  • Special Ops Women: A Conversation with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

    Apr 26, 2016

    Best-selling author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discusses how recent conflicts changed the role of U.S. military women, the missing story about women in uniform, and more.

  • Study Finds Most Military Families Are Resilient in Face of Deployment

    Apr 22, 2016

    Despite the fact that service members, spouses, and their children experience frequent deployments to combat zones throughout the world, a recent study of more than 2,700 military families found that they generally fare well and adapt effectively to the stresses of deployment.

  • Outnumbered, Outranged, and Outgunned: How Russia Defeats NATO

    Apr 21, 2016

    Today NATO is outnumbered, outranged, and outgunned by Russia in Europe and beset by a number of compounding factors that make the situation worse. But it is possible to begin restoring a more robust deterrent posture and to do so at a price tag that appears affordable.

  • Tunisia Is an Arab Spring Success Story

    Apr 21, 2016

    Tunisia has not unraveled into civil war like Syria or Libya. It has not undergone a counter-revolution that returned it to the autocracy of its pre-revolution days, like Egypt has. Tunisia is fragile, but its success is vital to the long-term stability and societal health of the Middle East.

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