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  • Map of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, photo by oztasbc/iStock

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    Wargaming the Defense of the Baltics

    Feb 1, 2016

    A series of wargames examined the threat Russia may present to the three Baltic republics. As currently postured, NATO could not defend the territory. What might be done to prevent Russia from attempting to reclaim it?

  • U.S. President Barack Obama attends a meeting with the National Security Council at the State Department in Washington, February 25, 2016, photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters

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    U.S. National Security Decisionmaking Processes Need Streamlining

    Apr 4, 2016

    The U.S. national security system faces a range of management challenges. A leaner, more focused national security decisionmaking system can help the United States succeed in a period of tumultuous change.

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