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is a research associate at the American Enterprise Institute, where she supports work on defense budgets, defense reform and acquisition, defense strategy, and military readiness. Before joining AEI, Coyne worked at Oracle as a business development consultant. She holds a BA with honors from the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, with majors in international relations and history.
As DoD pushes to divest legacy platforms, it must consider whether existing forces are capable of meeting operational demands without straining personnel and platforms. If not, the mission set may need to change.