Linda Robinson of the Council on Foreign Relations looks at the future of the U.S. Special Operations Forces, offering a broad set of recommendations to increase the versatility and effectiveness of the force.
William Byrd of the United States Institute of Peace contends the international community must be prepared for increased opium and heroin production in Afghanistan and make major changes in the international drug control regime.
The American Enterprise Institute reviews the history of competitive bidding in Medicare and how reforms can bring some of the benefits of market pricing to the program. By Roger Feldman, Bryan Dowd and Robert Coulam.
James Capretta of the American Enterprise Institute examines Medicare's Fee-for-Service and Medigap coverage, contending they hurt the healthcare market negatively because patient costs are covered in full, leading to over-use.
Nick Ritchie of the British American Security Information Council discusses the effects of continuing the UK's nuclear strategy, measures that include replacing current Trident missiles and maintaining a 'continuous-at-sea deterrence.'
In a discussion on the future of Afghanistan, experts Robert Johnson, Jawed Nader, Matt Waldman and Michael Keating talk about how troop withdrawal in Afghanistan will negatively affect security and potential solutions to the problem.
David Brown of Third Way examines the controversy surrounding the implementation of chained CPI rules, explaining what it is, why it exists and what it means for Social Security beneficiaries, taxpayers and the federal budget.