Carl Conetta is director of the Project on Defense Alternatives (PDA). He was a founding co-director of PDA beginning in 1991. Formerly he was a Research Fellow of the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies (IDDS) and also served for three years as editor of the IDDS journal Defense and Disarmament Alternatives, and the Arms Control Reporter.
While with PDA, Mr. Conetta has authored and co-authored numerous reports on security issues and has published in Defense News, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, NOD and Conversion Journal, the Boston Review, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the American Sentinel, Security Dialogue, and Hawk, the journal of the Royal Air Force Staff College of the United Kingdom. Mr. Conetta has also made presentations at the Pentagon, US State Department, US House Armed Services Committee, Army War College, National Defense University, UNIDIR, and other governmental and nongovernmental institutions in the United States and abroad. He is a frequent expert commentator on radio and TV.
Charles Knight is Senior Fellow at the Project on Defense Alternatives and co-founded the project with Carl Conetta in 1991. In 1989 he founded the Ground Force Alternatives Project at the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies where he was a Research Fellow at the time.
In his work at the Project on Defense Alternatives he has authored and co-authored numerous publications. These have appeared in such publications as Defense News, American Sentinel, Boston Review, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Social Policy, Boston Globe, Time, International Security, and Dissent.
Mr Knight also edits the Defense Strategy Review webpage. He has made numerous presentations on peace and security issues at governmental and non-governmental institutions, and during the 1994-1996 period had the honor to consult on stability-oriented security options for southern Africa with the African National Congress and South African Ministry of Defense.
Formerly Mr Knight was a fellow at the Institute for Peace and International Security in Cambridge, Massachusetts and publisher of Working Papers magazine.
Ethan Rosenkranz joined the Project on Defense Alternatives in 2011 after more than four years on Capitol Hill where he handled a diverse portfolio of issues, including Appropriations, Budget, Economy, Energy, Taxes, and Veterans’ Affairs.
Mr. Rosenkranz was also one of the principal architects of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) alternative budget resolutions for Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012, incorporating much of the defense savings outlined by the Sustainable Defense Task Force. He has extensive experience drafting Floor amendments targeting specific weapons systems in authorization and appropriations legislation. He was raised abroad in Spain, Japan, Belgium, Hong Kong, and Singapore, but now calls Washington, D.C. his home. At PDA, Mr. Rosenkranz conducts research, handles press and congressional relations, and is executive editor of the weekly Reset Defense Bulletin.