Major changes are required for America to fund and manage its military to address the pressing threats of the 21st century. Mackenzie Eaglen focuses on streamlining defense budgeting and defense operations to maximize efficiency. Roger Zakheim takes a bigger view, arguing only major hikes in defense spending can deliver the capabilities to deter our adversaries.

To read Mackenzie Eaglen's essay "Keep the Pentagon Running: Commonsense Changes to Defense Budgeting," click here:

To read Roger Zakheim's essay "Go Big or Go Home," click here:

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