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Tue, Jun 23, 2020

McFate joins PRI’s Things That Go Boom to discuss how mercenaries are changing the nature of war

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Thu, Jun 18, 2020

War stories from the future: Launch of new Forward Defense practice

On Tuesday, June 2, at the inaugural event for the Atlantic Council’s newly-established Forward Defense practice, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security hosted a panel of distinguished speakers to discuss the importance of thinking creatively about national security and defense.

Event Recap by Andrew Farnsworth

Coronavirus Defense Industry

Sun, Jun 7, 2020

McFate in Strand Magazine: The secret life of mercenaries

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Industry

Fri, May 29, 2020

National Guard’s COVID-19 response combines civilian skillsets with unique military utility

The US National Guard is stepping up their COVID-19 response with food banks, testing sites, nursing homes, and personal protective equipment distribution across the United States. “What makes us particularly effective in relation to the COVID-19 response is the unique, very deep connections with our communities and our homelands,” the Chief of the National Guard Bureau General Joseph L. Lengyel said.

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

Coronavirus Defense Industry

Thu, May 28, 2020

Coronavirus should spur DoD to build back resilience and agility

A layered and targeted response is required to meet the proximate challenges to the defense and dual-use supply chain, which is critical to national security. This crisis, as terrible as it is, may be the catalyst for taking steps today that are necessary to build the supply chain resilience and industry agility required to meet future national crises.

New Atlanticist by John F. Wharton and Tate Nurkin

Coronavirus Defense Industry

Tue, May 12, 2020

Nurkin writes article on DoD innovation for Defense iQ

Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Tate Nurkin discusses the strengths and weaknesses of recent innovation efforts by the US Department of Defense.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Grundman quoted in Vox on Defense Production Act and pandemic mitigation

Senior Fellow Steve Grundman explains why the coronavirus requires greater intervention by the federal government.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Defense Industry

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Grundman quoted in Bloomberg on Defense Production Act and COVID-19

On March 26, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Steven Grundman explained how the administration can use the Defense Production Act to align industry priorities and better combat the coronavirus.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Defense Industry

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Grundman quoted in Vox on Defense Production Act

On March 23, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Steven Grundman was quoted in a Vox article on the Defense Production Act (DPA) and its implications for the coronavirus outbreak.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Defense Industry

Wed, Feb 26, 2020

The fox in the henhouse: How bureaucratic processes handicap US military supremacy and what to do about it

Washington’s once unrivaled military strength is now increasingly challenged by that of its adversaries. To stay ahead, the United States must restructure its relationship with commercial companies by reducing regulation that hinders innovation, speed, and the ability for private industry to access government contracts.

New Atlanticist by Stephen Rodriguez

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