Center for Defense Information

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The Center for Defense Information is now known as the CDI Straus Military Reform Project.

The Mission Statement for The Center for Defense Information states that the Center is a "non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to independent research on the social, economic, environmental, political and military components of global security. To ensure the ability to provide objective analysis, CDI accepts no government or defense industry funding. Its central aim is to educate the public and inform policymakers about issues of security policy, strategy, operations, weapon systems and defense budgeting, and to produce creative solutions to the problems of today and tomorrow. To encourage the intellectual freedom of the staff, CDI does not hold organizational positions on public policy issues. Instead, staff members are dedicated to the concept that the public and political leaders can, and will, make wise choices on complex security matters when provided with facts, and practical alternatives."[1]

Member of the Security Policy Working Group.

CDI Staff

  • Mandy Smithberger, Director, CDI


Accessed March 2010: [1]

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. Directors, Center for Defense Information, accessed March 29, 2010.


CDI Straus Military Reform Project
1100 G St. NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005-7433
Phone: (202) 347-1122
Fax: (202) 347-1116