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Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations


There is no more important issue for the future of our country than ensuring the strength and effectiveness of our armed forces. We know that our ability to defend our interests and values and keep the peace across an unstable, unpredictable, and challenging world depends, in large measure, on the men and women of the United States military.


Burns, Nicholas. "Preface." The Future of American Defense. Ed. Burns, Nicholas, and Jonathon Price. Aspen Institute, February 2014.