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Jesse Sloman

Jesse Sloman is a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Truman National Security Project’s Defense Council. He served on active duty in the Marine Corps from 2009 to 2013.

3 Takeaways from Ash Carter's 'Force of the Future'

With the Pentagon already struggling to cap rising personnel costs, are the defense secretary's new plans too ambitious to be sustainable?


How the Navy Plans To Keep Its Most Ambitious Young Sailors

The Pentagon's manpower system is drifting away from the expectations of its service members and the Navy's unorthodox methods may be the answer. By Jesse Sloman


The Constraints on US Intelligence in Nigeria

It will take a lot more than last week's addition of 40 U.S. military personnel to Abuja for Nigeria's Army to neutralize the threat of Boko Haram terrorists. By Jesse Sloman


New VA Reform Bill Is a Stopgap, Not a Solution

The Miller-Sanders legislation announced Monday should make great changes to a broken system. But don't mistake it for a comprehensive reform bill. By Jesse Sloman


Congress Punts on Military Compensation Reform

A House committee missed a chance last week to make needed changes to military benefits. By Jesse Sloman