Analysis / Forces

U.S. Military Forces in FY 2020: SOF, Civilians, Contractors, and Nukes

Defense Outlook Series

CSIS Senior Adviser Mark Cancian annually produces a series of papers on U.S. military forces, including composition, new initiatives, long-term trends, and challenges.  In his final white paper in a series on U.S. forces, CSIS’s Mark Cancian analyzes recent changes to these other national security elements.

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