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The amended bill will reach the Senate floor next week

By CAPT Marshall Hanson, USN (Ret.)

The compromise Defense Authorization bill was passed by the House under suspension of the rules on Thursday. It passed without a roll-call vote....

All echoed sentiments of “unsustainable personnel costs”

By Jenny Swigoda

As defense budget allocations are working their way through the House and Senate, the Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB) is planning for the future of the Reserve...

Director of Defense Education Bob Feidler recently sat down with John Deni, professor of national security at the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) to discuss energy security and its affect on the U.S. military.

By CAPT Marshall Hanson, USN (Ret.)

Normally a bi-partisan bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was derailed by partisan activity, threatening its passage in 2013. Efforts to pass a Senate version by Thanksgiving failed,...

Congressional Budget Office Recommends Trimming a Trillion from Defense

After 12 years of war, Pentagon leadership, think tanks and military analysts and perhaps even Congress look to serving personnel, veterans, and retirees to continue their...

ROA Director of Strategic Education Mr. Bob Feidler sits down with Professor Douglas C. Lovelace, Jr. of the Strategic Studies Institute following Dr. Lovelace's talk during the DEF Event: New Realities: Energy Security in the 2010s and...

By CAPT Marshall Hanson, USN (Ret.)

The National Defense Authorization (NDAA) is back on track with the Senate version of the bill going to the floor before Nov. 18.  The Senate Rules committee has shared that Majority Leader Harry Reid, D...

ROA urges MCRMC to consider the cost benefits of the Reserve Component

By Jenny Swigoda

As members of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission are conducting a review of our military’s pay and retirement...

Defense Education Forum Director Bob Feidler sits down with Major General Dennis Laich, US Army (Ret.) to discuss the All-Volunteer Force and its future. Maj.Gen. Laich has a new book that tackles the subject entitled, "Skin in the Game: Poor...

The guns may have gone silent on 11 November, 1918, to signal the end of the war to end all wars, but clearly they have not been silent for the intervening 95 years. Throughout that long history, citizen soldiers have shed their civilian clothes...

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