Dr. Grant is President of IRIS Independent Research, a defense consulting firm in Washington, DC. Admiral Nathman, a naval aviator, recently retired after 37 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy including service as Vice Chief of Naval Operations and Commander, Fleet Forces Command. Dr. Thompson is chief operating officer of the Lexington Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public-policy research organization focused on national security and other areas of federal policy.

Articles by Rebecca Grant


All In!

By Rebecca Grant
January 2010
The F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft program looks a lot like a high-stakes poker game, with all the chips on the table.

Get the Carriers!

By Rebecca Grant, Admiral John Nathman, USN (Ret.), and Loren Thompson
September 2007
Carrier advocates fire back at detractors who have been verbally sparring for more than a year in several articles that appeared in Proceedings.