John Hoehn

John Hoehn
Associate Policy Researcher
Washington Office


M.P.P. in public policy, George Mason University; B.A. in political science & international relations, University of Virginia-Main Campus


John Hoehn is an associate policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. His research areas include defense budgeting, space, and command and control. Prior to joining RAND, Hoehn was a military analyst with the Congressional Research Service with a research focus in command and control, electronic warfare, munitions, and military aviation policies and funding. Hoehn started his career at a national security consulting firm supporting Marine Corps, Air Force, and U.S Government clients. 

Previous Positions

Analyst in Military Capabilites and Programs


  • Warfare and Military Operations

    Why Improve Ukraine's Deep-Strike Capability?

    Coordinated deep-strike capabilities—air-launched and ground-launched—will be most effective in degrading Russian forces and operations. Using air and ground launchers would force Russian commanders to devote substantial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities to attempt to find these systems.

    Sep 19, 2023

    Defense News

  • Military Budgets and Defense Spending

    Defense Budgeting and the Dilemma of Lost Time

    Since 2011, Congress has routinely struggled to pass a budget on time. Instead, Congress leverages continuing resolutions to fund the government and prevent shutdowns. This flawed process that relies on temporary fixes is hampering Pentagon planning and could pose long-term risks to U.S. military readiness and competitiveness.

    Aug 16, 2023

    The Hill

  • Security Cooperation

    What Is the Long-Term Strategy for Ukraine's Air Force?

    It is encouraging that Ukraine might receive F-16s to improve its combat capabilities. Western policymakers might begin thinking now about what the Ukrainian Air Force may require in the future, especially if the Russian threat remains acute.

    Jun 6, 2023

    Defense News

  • Fighter Aircraft

    F-16s Will Bolster Ukraine's Fighting Force

    F-16s going to Ukraine could help it defend against Russian aerial assaults. But their greatest value may be to augment future Ukrainian counteroffensives aimed at retaking occupied land. This will require training and exercising, but Ukrainian forces are fully capable of mastering it.

    May 25, 2023


  • Fighter Aircraft

    Why Does Ukraine Want Western Jets?

    Ever since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, Ukraine has requested Western fighter jets. Why does it want them? Of what use could they be? And what are some of their limitations?

    May 3, 2023