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Mark Montgomery

Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Mark Montgomery is a senior director and senior fellow at Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He served for 32 years in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear-trained surface warfare officer, retiring as a rear admiral in 2017. Among other assignments, he served as Director of Operations (J3) at U. S. Pacific Command and Commander of Carrier Strike Group 5 embarked on the USS George Washington stationed in Japan. He worked also as Policy Director for the Senate Armed Services Committee under the leadership of Senator John S. McCain.️

Extend the Pentagon’s ban on China’s consumer drones

The rest of the federal government—and state and local agencies and even private-sector infrastructure companies—should quit using this Chinese technology.


Ban These Chinese Chipmakers from Pentagon Purchases

Congress should pass a proposed expansion of the law that keeps the federal government from buying certain companies’ products.


Guam Needs Better Missile Defenses—Urgently

Here's a two-stage plan to harden this crucial island base against China's burgeoning missile arsenal.


AUKUS: Good Goals, Bad Implementation

Now begins the real work for the United States and its democratic allies: cooperating to strengthen their eroding deterrence in the Indo-Pacific.