Mackenzie Eaglen, AEI

Mackenzie Eaglen

AEI

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent:
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Past:
  • AEI
  • National Interest

Past articles by Mackenzie:

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A Sensible Course to 350 Ships in Support of a Three-Hub Navy

Power Projection: Aircraft Carriers and Amphibious Assault Ships The United States is an 11-carrier Navy in a 15-carrier world, according to Rear Admiral Thomas Moore.18 The new Navy force structure assessment partially recognizes this reality by increasing its carrier requirement from 11 to 12,19 which would allow the Navy to forward deploy three carriers globally at any one time. Yet because… → Read More

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Raising the bar(bell): successes and shortcomings of Trump’s 2019 defense budget

Beyond the sticker shock of the $686 billion investment for the Pentagon in 2019 is an ugly reality of neglect. → Read More

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The state of defense: time for Trump to put the money where his mouth is

More important than any speech is the president’s forthcoming budget for 2019. Time for Trump to put the money where his mouth is. → Read More

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Time for the US military to get its swagger back

To be relevant beyond a few news cycles, the Pentagon’s new defense strategy must consider some hard truths. → Read More

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To better serve personnel and readiness, the Pentagon should shutter its personnel and readiness shop

To improve the military’s personnel policies and readiness reporting, eliminate the under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness. → Read More

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How to Repair and Rebuild America's Military

If the US is to remain the steward of global democracy and free enterprise, then it must repair and rebuild its military forces immediately. → Read More

How to Repair and Rebuild America's Military

If the United States is to remain the steward of global democracy and free enterprise, then it must repair and rebuild its military forces which undergird its national power immediately. → Read More

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Repair and Rebuild: Balancing New Military Spending for a Three-Theater Strategy

The Pentagon must resolve near-term readiness issues, expand its force structure, and invest in technological breakthroughs to sustain simultaneous operations across three theaters. → Read More

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America's new deadliest war is hiding in plain sight

Despite being engaged in combat operations around the globe, US troops (especially sailors and marines) are more likely to die in accidents. → Read More

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Abort the Space Corps on the launchpad

The Space Corps is not the dramatic change its advocates purport it to be. It is too hastily proposed. → Read More

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Abort the Space Corps on the launchpad

The Space Corps is not the dramatic change its advocates purport it to be. It is too hastily proposed. → Read More

Why President Trump's Defense Budget Is Dead on Arrival

Trump seems unwilling to admit a bipartisan deal to modify the Budget Control Act is required to avoid the “do nothing” label for Congress this summer. → Read More

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The military needs a supplemental spending bill

The military can and should be provided with an immediate infusion of cash through an emergency supplemental spending bill. → Read More

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Undoing Army's "strategic schizophrenia"

Army chief Gen. Mark Milley has a vision balancing force structure, modernization and readiness, but he'll need all the help he can get to implement it. → Read More

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How Congress and the Pentagon joined forces to worsen the Navy's carrier gap

Congress the Pentagon forced the Navy to conduct shock trials on the new Ford-class aircraft carrier, but did not appreciate the Navy's balancing of risk. → Read More

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Our incredible shrinking military

The US military faces not only shrinking budgets, but a deeply flawed force-sizing construct. → Read More