The Vandenberg Coalition Presents


To America’s detriment, policy makers have neglected the challenges facing the U.S. Department of Defense. From the military recruitment crisis to persistently inadequate defense budgets, the Pentagon finds itself without the hard power tools and capabilities necessary to keep America safe in a global threat environment dominated by great power competition.

In this series, the Vandenberg Coalition speaks with national security experts about the threats to America’s national defense and what a future U.S. administration must do to ensure America is strong enough to stop wars before they begin and win wars after they start.

Episode 1: Recruiting, Retention, and Personnel Issues

We are joined by tenth U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie of the America First Policy Institute and retired U.S. Army Lt. General Thomas Spoehr of the Center for Strategic and International Studies  to discuss the cornerstone of America’s military strength: its people.

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Episode 2: Technology and Acquisition Reform

In this installment of “How to Win,” we are joined by Jamil Jaffer to discuss technology and acquisition reform. A Vandenberg Coalition Advisory Board member, Jamil is also a Venture Partner with Paladin Capital Group and the Executive Director of the National Security Institute at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.

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