The U.S. Army Has a Recruitment Problem. Here’s How to Solve It. Time, March 7, 2023.

“What Winning Looks Like?” Useful Fiction Testimony to House Armed Services Committee hearing about on The Future of War.

Why We Need Dystopian Fiction Now More Than Ever. Slate, July 18, 2020.

“Pushing the Creative Envelope for an Operational Edge” in US Army “Invisible Force” Graphic Novel, July 2020.

As Coronavirus Spreads, China’s Military Is Largely MIA. Defense One, February, 6, 2020.

From Dresden to drone: the morality of air war. Financial Times, January 24, 2020.

The Snake-And-Alligator Border Moat: A Budget Analysis. Defense One, Oct 3, 2019.

What Insurgency Will Look Like in 2030. Defense One, April 28, 2019.

Insurgency in 2030: A Primer on The Future of Technology and COIN. New America, April 22, 2019.

Jon Snow Would Actually Make a Great General. Daily Beast, April 13, 2019.

The Next President Will Decide the Fate of Killer Robots and the Future of War
September 6, 2016

What the 2016 Presidential Candidates Get Wrong About the Future of War
Defense One
March 7, 2016

Short Legs Can’t Win Arms Races
War on the Rocks
May 20, 2015

Technology’s Dilemmas: Are We Wired to Respond
May 2015

What the ISIS Campaign Teaches Us About the Future of War
Defense One
April 16, 2015

What Is the Future of War?
Defense One
February 23, 2015

The wars that come after wars (II): How one can start, or fuel, another one
Best Defense
September 9, 2014

2014: The Year of the Eastern Arsenal
Popular Science
March 3, 2014

Why We Write
Popular Science
March 2, 2014

From Fuzzy to Focus: Questions to Ask About Strategic Land Power
Armed Force Journal
November 6, 2013

Bad Idea for the PentagonÂ’s Ideas Shop
War on the Rocks
October 29, 2013

About Those Chinese Aircraft Carrier Pics: What We Know and What We Can Guess
Defense One
August 8, 2013

Inside China’s Secret Arsenal
Popular Science
January 2013

Sequestration and What it Might Mean for American Military Power, Asia, and the Flashpoint of Korea
September 24, 2012

The Cracked Crystal Ball: The Problem with Predicting Sequestration and Defense Jobs
Brookings Report
July 31, 2012

Strategic Reform Can Help Offset Budget Impasse
June 24, 2012

The Evolution of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
Armed Forces Journal
February 2012

The Arsenal of Democracy and How to Preserve It: Key Issues in Defense Industrial Policy
The Brookings Institution
January 27, 2012

Direct Digital Manufacturing: The Industrial Game Changer YouÂ’ve Never Heard Of
Armed Forces Journal
October 2011

Think Before You Cut
Foreign Policy
August 2011

The Real Defense Budget Questions
July 22, 2011

A Defense Policy Vision
Air Force Journal
June 2011

The Future of National Security, By the Numbers
Joint Forces Quarterly
May 2011

The Marine Corps Is All Right
Armed Forces Journal
March 2011

Tough Times: The New British Security Strategy and the Lessons for U.S. Policymakers
Armed Forces Journal
December 2010

The End of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: A Long Time Coming, But No More Time to Waste
Brookings Up Front
December 21, 2010

Writing About Defense, But at What Price?
Brookings Up Front
December 13, 2010

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” on Constitution Day
The Brookings Institution
September 22, 2010

Don’t Ask. Tell.
June 4, 2010

America 2021: The Military and the World
Democracy Journal
Summmer 2010

Don’t Make a Big Deal of Ending Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Lessons from U.S. Military Allies on Allowing Homosexuals to Serve
The Brookings Institution
June 2, 2010

A Disappointing Review: The 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review is Short on Specific Goals and Ways to Measure Success
LA Times
February 2, 2010

New Year’s Resolutions for the Pentagon
Washington Examiner
December 22, 2009

Why Hollywood Security Is Better Than The Pentagon’s
December 21, 2009

How to Steal from Our Troops: The Annual Defense Budget Raid
Washington Examiner
October, 20 2009

From Cropdusting to Counterinsurgency?
Washington Examiner
September 22, 2009

Fueling the “Balance”: A Defense Energy Strategy Primer
Brookings Institute
August 25, 2009

Fueling Our Security: The Need for a Defense Energy Strategy
Brookings Institute
August 25, 2009

Who’ is afraid of the big, bad Chinese aircraft carrier?
Washington Examiner
July 28, 2009

How The Real World Ended “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”
Brookings Foreign Policy Paper
Number 6, August 2008

The Defense Challenges for the Next Commander-in-Chief
RUSI: Royal United States Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies
June 2008, Vol. 153, No. 3

Steering The NavyÂ’s Littoral Combat Ship Program Off The Shoals
Defense News
May 19, 2008

A commander for Millennial military
Gulf News
May 11, 2008

How To Be All That You Can Be: A Look At The PentagonÂ’s Five Step Plan For Making Iron Man Real
The Brookings Institution
May 02, 2008

A Commander in Chief for Generation Y
Originally published as “Train and Protect Those Who Serve Us”, Miami Herald
April 8, 2008

Interview with ABC’s Martha Raddatz on Military Readiness
ABC News
December 19, 2007

Bent But Not Broken: The Military Challenge for the Next Commander in Chief
Opportunity ’08 – A Project of Brookings In Partnership with ABC News
March 2007

Mike Tyson and the Hornet’s Nest: Military Lessons of the Lebanon Crisis
The Brookings Institution
August 1, 2006

Arming Kabul, Disarming Cabals
written with Anja Manuel
September 22, 2004

New Thinking on Transatlantic Security: Terrorism, NATO, and Beyond
(Speech) Weltpolitik
January 15, 2003

AIDS and International Security
Survival (Volume 44, no. 1)
April 1, 2002

Who’s the Big Winner? All Services Likely to Reap Rewards
Defense News
December 18, 2001