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Eric Gomez

director, defense policy studies, Cato Institute

Eric Gomez is director of defense policy studies at the Cato Institute.

OCO Must Go

Lawmakers should rally behind House appropriators' effort to eliminate a funding vehicle that allows the Pentagon to evade budget caps.


The Senate’s Defense Authorization Bill Ignores Our New Reality

The annual policy bill takes almost no notice of a pandemic that has already wrought more destruction than most of our country’s wars.


The New Missile-Defense Policy Won’t Make Us Safer

Instead, it will encourage rogue states to nuke first in a conflict, and will increase the risk of escalation in a great-power war.