August Cole

August Cole is a writer and analyst specializing in national security issues. He is an Adjunct Fellow at the American Security Project, a non-partisan think tank in Washington, where he focuses on defense industry issues. He is also a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. A former journalist, he covered the defense industry for the Wall Street Journal and worked as an editor and reporter at MarketWatch.com. Follow him on Twitter @august_cole

After more than a decade of overseas operations since Sept. 11, 2001, there is a needed moment of reassessment as to how to equip, train and even fund the military.