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Loren DeJonge Schulman

Loren DeJonge Schulman is CNAS' Leon E. Panetta Senior Fellow. Loren DeJonge Schulman is the Deputy Director of Studies and the Leon E. Panetta Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Her research interests include national security and defense strategy and reform, with focus on strengthening and modernizing the U.S. national security toolkit.
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Washington Is Never Quite Sure Where It Is at War

November 1, 2017 The United States is a nation at war. But for much of the past two decades, a great deal of the Pentagon’s overseas activities would not technically classify as combat, with all its attendant logistical trappings and legal tango. In fact, much of this activity receives rather benign categories: “building...

Can Trump's National Security Council Handle a Real Crisis?

August 4, 2017 It’s hard to believe, but this administration has not experienced a genuine national-security crisis in more than six months in office. Yes, missile tests in North Korea and a boiling regional spat in the Middle East are spiking blood pressure across DC, but the most nightmare-inducing risks have originated in...

Analysis: Can This National Security Council Handle a Real Crisis?

August 4, 2017 It’s hard to believe, but this administration has not experienced a genuine national-security crisis in more than six months in office. Yes, missile tests in North Korea and a boiling regional spat in the Middle East are spiking blood pressure across DC, but the most nightmare-inducing risks have originated in...

The DIUx Is Dead. Long Live The DIUx

May 12, 2016 Defense Secretary Ash Carter launched his high-profile Silicon Valley outpost a year ago to great fanfare and high expectations. Less than a year later, he has completely overhauled its leadership, structure, reporting lines, and resources. That a new government initiative built around experimentation would struggle in its first year is...