“FY 2018 Endgame: Assessing the State of Defense”

by Dr. Kathleen Hicks

Originally published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Read the full report here


This commentary outlines the various successes and failures of the budgeting process for defense for the following year. Hicks concludes that, “The Department of Defense is, at best, managing through and, at worst, muddling through, its most challenging period in modern times.” 
Dr. Kathleen Hicks

Dr. Kathleen Hicks

Kathleen Hicks is Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and Director of the International Security Program at CSIS. Her 25 year career has also included time served in the Obama administration in senior positions in defense policy and strategy, and she has become an expert in issues such as counterterrorism and homeland security, long-term futures, and weapons of mass destruction proliferation.
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