Andrew R. Hoehn

Andrew R. Hoehn
Senior Vice President, Research and Analysis


M.A. in public and international affairs, University of Pittsburgh; B.A. in political science, Baldwin-Wallace College

Media Resources

This researcher is available for interviews.

To arrange an interview, contact the RAND Office of Media Relations at (310) 451-6913, or email

More Experts


Andrew Hoehn is senior vice president for Research and Analysis at the RAND Corporation. He is responsible for all U.S.-based research and analysis, quality assurance, and recruitment and oversight of RAND's 1500 research staff. He previously served as RAND vice president and director of Project AIR FORCE (PAF), where he oversaw research and analyses on strategy, force employment, personnel and training, and resource management. He first joined RAND as director of PAF's Strategy and Doctrine program. Previously, Hoehn was the deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy, where he was responsible for developing and implementing U.S. defense strategy, force planning and assessments, and long-range policy planning. Prior to joining government, Hoehn was associate editor of the Marine Corps Gazette. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the board of visitors at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He earned an M.A. in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, and a B.A. in political science from Baldwin-Wallace College. He is coauthor of Age of Danger: Keeping America Safe in an Era of New Superpowers, New Weapons, and New Threats

Selected Publications

David Ochmanek, Andrew R. Hoehn, James T. Quinlivan, Seth G. Jones, Edward L. Warner, America's Security Deficit: Addressing the Imbalance Between Strategy and Resources in a Turbulent World, RAND Corporation (RR-1223), 2015

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: American Purpose; The Bulwark; Burn Bag; Chatter on Books; Defense News TV; Jane's Defense; Los Angeles Times; National Public Radio; New Books Network; New York Times; RealClearPolitics; Wall Street Journal; Washington Post


  • Military Strategy

    Inflection Point: How to Reverse the Erosion of U.S. and Allied Military Power and Influence

    U.S. military forces no longer enjoy the kind of comprehensive superiority that was the foundation of victories over adversary states. Re-establishing a credible posture against aggression by highly capable adversaries will call for sustained, coordinated efforts by the United States, its allies, and its key partners to rethink their approaches to defeating aggression and to recast important elements of their military forces and postures.

    Nov 3, 2023

    War on the Rocks

  • Russia

    It Should Not Have Been a Surprise: The Threat from Putin's Russia

    The recent NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, left the world asking a hard question: “Are we in a new Cold War with Russia?” Our answer is to a different, and harder, and more important question: Is Russia already at war with the West?

    Aug 1, 2023


  • Global Security

    Is the Warning Clock on Our National Defense Running Out?

    The United States has never invoked a ten-year rule regarding preparations for long-term military competition with China, as Great Britain did after World War I. But there have been times when the United States has behaved as if such a rule were in place.

    Jul 10, 2023


  • Global Climate Change

    Climate Security Is National Security

    Mitigating the effects of climate change will require a whole-of-government approach and a redefinition of national security to embrace a more panoramic set of risks. Government officials are saying lots of the right things. But is it being done, and done quickly enough?

    Jun 30, 2023

    Defense One

  • Military Drones

    Can Cheap Drones Be the Answer to Tensions in the Taiwan Strait?

    The more we learn about the war in Ukraine, the more we come to know that drones will play an increasingly important role on the modern battlefield. But how is the U.S. military thinking about what role these aircraft might play in future wars? When paired with modern sensors, could they offer an asymmetric advantage in future competitions?

    Jun 29, 2023

    Defense News

  • Threat Assessment

    Keeping America Safe in an Age of Danger: Q&A with Andrew Hoehn and Thom Shanker

    In their new book, Andrew Hoehn and Thom Shanker argue that America has entered an age of danger that may come to rival anything in its history. They explain why the national security system needs an overhaul as we face a growing array of threats, from cyber attacks to climate change.

    Jun 26, 2023

  • Retirement and Retirement Benefits

    Reframing Retirement

    Retirement is a fluid concept. Many retirees would consider returning to the workforce if conditions were right and they could set their own pace. A reframing of the aging and retirement process would allow us to see the issue in a new way.

    Aug 9, 2021


  • Child Well-Being

    Biden's Child Tax Credit Will Bring Lifetime of Improvement

    The American Rescue Plan is expected to cut child poverty in the United States by more than 40 percent. The benefits are important to families today and could be compounded over the hundred years these children are expected to live.

    Apr 28, 2021

    United Press International

  • Demographics

    Humans Are Living Longer, So What Do We Do with All This Extra Time?

    Medical and public health improvements over the past century have led to dramatic increases in longevity. New policies may be needed to ensure these extra years become mutually beneficial to all generations.

    Feb 5, 2021

    Dallas Morning News

  • Modern American Heroes: Let's Not Lose Sight of the Nameless Government Workers

    There are 800,000 government employees that aren't being paid during the partial U.S. government shutdown. These workers play a critical role in making America safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous.

    Jan 14, 2019

    USA Today

  • Global Security

    Can Washington Successfully Prepare for the Future?

    The impossibility of predicting the future does not remove the need to mull the uncertain. Policymakers should build in windows of time to think imaginatively about the pursuit of America's strategic objectives, and take a bird's-eye view of the role America can and should play in shaping an increasingly complex, chaotic world.

    Apr 6, 2018

    The National Interest

  • Decisionmaking

    America and the World Are at a Crossroads

    Populism is on the march across the globe. Many of the certainties of even the recent past seem much less certain now—including the idea of the United States maintaining a leadership role in the world.

    Jul 3, 2017

    RAND Review

  • Threat Assessment

    How Trump Can Deter Russia and All of America's Other Enemies

    There is no such thing as blanket deterrence. Rather, one must deter a specific adversary from taking a specific action. A holistic approach should include ramping up U.S. capabilities to anticipate emerging threats, including events that are unlikely to happen.

    Apr 26, 2017


  • International Diplomacy

    A Three-Menu Path for Trump Foreign Policy

    The Trump administration would benefit from a comprehensive strategic orientation — a basic set of operating principles backed by a set of actions and realistic budget — to guide the innumerable tactical decisions of U.S. foreign policy.

    Apr 10, 2017

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  • Military Strategy

    The New Global Juggling Act

    Areas that have long been a focal point for defense planning -- Europe, the Middle East and East Asia -- are all facing profound and unsettling change, and the United States may no longer have the luxury of choosing among regions.

    Oct 7, 2014

    U.S. News & World Report

  • Military Tactics

    Changing World Climate Requires a Dynamic Foreign Policy

    As Secretary of State Kerry and former senator Chuck Hagel outline their thinking on the nation's strategy, let us hope that they both hold firm to the strategy that has served us well in the past and have the courage to explore a very different set of political and military ways to accomplish it, write Lynn Davis and Andrew Hoehn.

    Feb 15, 2013

    U.S. News & World Report

  • United States

    America's Role in the World

    It is time to be clear-headed again about the influence the U.S. has in the world. And it is time for the country to show the confidence--not to be confused with arrogance--that the rest of the world seems to have in it, writes Andrew R. Hoehn.

    Oct 18, 2012

    The RAND Blog

  • Military Force Planning

    Real Roles, Missions Debate

    The United States can and should move beyond a "one size fits all" approach to sizing military forces toward a construct that shapes each service for the types of operations it is actually expected to conduct in the future, write Andrew Hoehn and David Ochmanek.

    Apr 7, 2008

    Washington Times

  • America's Long Wars

    Published commentary by RAND staff: America's Long Wars, in United Press International.

    Feb 1, 2007

    United Press International