Center for Strategic Communication

In an op-ed for the Hill, Adjunct Fellow August Cole and Zachary Miller discuss the strategic implications of sequestration and how the defense industry is at a historic crossroads.

Essentially, the defense industry is losing control of its future. The high-volume alert from industry officials of hundreds of thousands of layoffs if sequestration happens is a hard-to-miss sign that this cyclical business is in the midst of profound transformation.

Military operations of the past decade have heightened the tensions in the debate over asymmetric counterterrorism-type operations and traditional large-force structure deployments. The distinction is best exemplified through the Pentagon’s simultaneous transition to Asia and expansion of counterterrorism operations in Africa.

To read the full op-ed, click here.