Michael O'Hanlon

Brookings Institution

Guest

Director of Research and senior fellow for the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution and co-author of Toughing It Out in Afghanistan and The Science of War: Defense Budgeting, Military Technology, Logistics, and Combat Outcomes; former member of the Secretary of State's International Security Advisory Board (2008-2009) and former analyst at the Congressional Budget Office

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