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Founded in 1972 as an independent monitor of the U.S. military, the Center for Defense Information is a private, nongovernmental, research organization. Its directors and staff believe that strong social, economic, political, and military components and a healthy environment contribute equally to the nation’s security. CDI seeks realistic and cost-effective military spending without excess expenditures for weapons and policies that increase the danger of war. CDI supports adequate defense by evaluating our defense needs and how best to meet them without wasteful spending or compromising national security.

Additional Materials from Center for Defense Information: Working Papers | Policy Briefs


Title: Challenging Conventional Wisdom: Debunking the Myths and Exposing Risks of Arms Export Reform
Authors: Tamar Gabelnick, Rachel Stohl
Date: June 2003

Title: C3: Nuclear Command, Control Cooperation
Authors: Valery Yarynich
Date: May 2003

Title: Less Talk, More Walk: Strengthening Homeland Security Now
Authors: David Isenberg
Date: November 2002

Title: Reforging the Sword
Authors: Marcus Corbin, Christopher Hellman, Dan Smith
Date: September 2001