A Threat of Our Own Making

By Alan W.  Dowd SEPTEMBER 2019— Maj. Gen. Malcom Frost calls it “the next existential threat” facing us. This threat is not a resurgent Russia, an emerging China or a revived al Qaeda. Instead, this threat is of our own making: “the inability to man our military,” in Frost’s words. As former commander of the Army’s Initial Military Training Command, …

A Defense Budget for Cold War 2.0

By Alan W.  Dowd AUGUST 2019—It may seem incongruent, on the heels of a budget deal that will pour $738 billion into the Armed Forces, to argue that Washington is depriving the Pentagon of vital resources. But it’s true. Here’s why. Years The $738 billion earmarked for the military in the FY2020 budget represents a 3-percent increase over FY2019, as …