Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Release Hussein Now May Be An Option Under The Sun

Iraq Reconstruction: Without Additional Funding; Progress Likely to Fall Short, Undermining War Effort
By Steven KosiakFebruary 27, 2006An analysis of the funding for Iraq reconstruction efforts, finding that many of the US' modest goals for post war rebuilding are in danger of going left undone.
FY 2007 Request; DOD Budget Continues to Grow, Modest Program Cuts
A first cut review of the FY 2007 defense budget request; continued growth, modest cuts. Steve Kosiak's initial analysis.
By Steve KosiakFebruary 3, 2006An initial analysis of the affordability of the Quadrennial Defense Review.
The Cost of US Military Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan through Fiscal Year 2006 and Beyond
By Steven KosiakJanuary 4, 2005Analysis of spending related to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan with a look at what may lie ahead.
Cost Growth In Defense Plans, Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Could Add Some $900 Billion To Projected Deficits
By Steven KosiakDecember 23, 2005CBO cost estimates raise serious questions about the long-term sustainability of the current defense plan.
Funding for Defense, Military Operations, Homeland Security, and Related Activities Since 9-11
By Steven KosiakDecember 20, 2005An update reviewing federal funding for defense, national security and homeland security since the terrorist attacks of 9-11.
The QDR & Long Range Surveillance and Strike: An Overview
By Michael VickersNovember 10th, 2005Power point slides as delivered by Michael Vickers at the Capitol Hill briefing The QDR & Long Range Surveillance and Strike.
The QDR & Long Range Surveillance and Strike: A Naval Perspective
By Robert WorkNovember 10th, 2005Power point slides as delivered by Robert Work at the Capitol Hill briefing The QDR & Long Range Surveillance and Strike.
The Quadrennial Defense Review: Rethinking the US Military Posture
October 24th, 2005Andrew F. KrepinevichThis report provides a point of departure framework for developing a post- 9/11 military posture.
Comparison of the FY 2006 House and Senate Armed Services Defense Authorization Bill
October 5, 2005Steven KosiakA comparison of the House and Senate versions of the FY 2006 Defense Authorization bills.
How To Win in Iraq
Fall 2005Andrew F. KrepinevichAn original essay by Executive Director Andrew F. Krepinevich published by Foreign Affairs in Fall of 2005 on crafting a winning strategy for military operations in Iraq.
Overview of the Administration's FY 2006 Request for Homeland Security
May 03, 2005Steven KosiakUnder the administration's latest budget plan, overall funding for Homeland Security provided through annual appropriations would be 165 percent higher in FY 2006 than it was in FY 2001.

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Tell Congress to Just Say No to Full Nuclear Cooperation with IndiaIn cooperation with the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and other peace groups around the country, Council for a Livable World asks that you write a letter to your Representative urging them to co-sponsor H. Con. Res. 318, a bi-partisan resolution to preserve the nonproliferation regime.
February 02, 2006
Update on Senate ElectionsThe 2006 congressional elections are crucial to the fate of a number of key national security issues. At this point, there are virtually no checks and balances on President George W. Bush. Congress, controlled by Republicans, refuses to challenge the President or even to provide much oversight.
Murtha letter to President BushThis March will mark the beginning of the 4th year of the war in Iraq. In contrast, U.S. involvement in WWI came to an end after 19 months. Victory in Europe was declared in WWII after 3 years 5 months. In the Korean War, a cease-fire was signed after 3 years and 1 month. But after more than three and a half years into the war in Iraq, your administration finally produced what is called a "Plan for Victory" in Iraq.

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