Countering Threats and Challenges Program
We help U.S. government leaders understand and counter threats and challenges from medium powers and unconventional actors. Our experts on North Korea, Iran and the Middle East, Africa, South and Central Asia, and Latin America have conducted primary research and provided on-site support in more than 40 countries.
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Taliban moving captured US military vehicles and Soviet tanks to Iranian borderTask & Purpose | 01 Jun 2023
Jonathan Schroden says, “The Iranians have military jets, drones, and anti-armor weapons and the Taliban have little to nothing to stop those capabilities. Which means the surest way for the Taliban to lose what few tanks they have is to employ them operationally against the Iranians.”
Army Mulls 10-20% Cut to Special Operations ForcesDefense One | 22 May 2023
Jonathan Schroden says, “We ran a bunch of different calculations, scenarios, etc. One of the common themes in terms of force structure requirements that emerged from those is in almost every scenario we looked at, there was a higher demand for PSYOP forces, for civil affairs forces, for undersea warfare and maritime capabilities, than what the force has today.”
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