New AtlanticistApr 20, 2022
The next National Defense Strategy is coming. These seven points are key to understanding it.
By the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Our experts break down what we know so far about the document that will guide the Pentagon's policy making in the coming years, and what burning questions remain.
Mark J. Massa is an associate director in the Forward Defense practice of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. Massa has contributed to Forward Defense programs and research on nuclear security and arms control, space security, and the Future of DHS Project. Having supported the launch of Forward Defense as the Scowcroft Center’s newest practice area, he continues to carry out program administration in strategy, budgeting, business development, and event planning. His writing and commentary have appeared in the Hill, Defense News, RealClearDefense, the National Interest, CNBC, Sky News, and CTV News.
Massa earned his master of arts from Georgetown University’s security studies program. He received a bachelor of science in foreign service magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a degree in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. He was awarded honors in his major for a senior thesis on a theory of nuclear ballistic missile submarine strategy. He was elected to several honors societies, including Phi Beta Kappa (national), Pi Sigma Alpha (political science), and Pi Delta Phi (French).