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Charles V. Peña

senior fellow, Defense Priorities

Charles V. Peña is a senior fellow with Defense Priorities. He has more than 25 years of experience as a policy and program analyst and senior manager, supporting both the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. Peña is the former director of defense policy studies at the Cato Institute and author of Winning the Un—War: A New Strategy for the War on Terrorism.

Don’t Attack Iran

Those who advocate strikes against nuclear sites are underestimating the risks and overestimating the benefit.


Biden Shouldn’t Toss All of Trump’s Foreign Policies

From ending forever wars to pressing allies to shoulder more of their defense loads, the next president should pursue at least some of his predecessor’s goals.