Monday, March 3, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 02-29-2008

Air Force Space Command

High Frontier v. 4, no. 2, February 2008

· The Role of Space in Military Operations:

· Integrating and Synchronizing Space in Today's Fight

· Preparing for Conflict in Space: A New Perspective of the Joint Fight

· People Who Impact Warfare with Space Capabilities

American Enterprise Institute

· Iranian Influence in the Levant, Iraq, and Afghanistan

American Immigration Lawyers Association

· Navigating the Immigration Debate: A guide for State & Local Policymakers and Advocates

American Progress

· A National Security Strategy to Protect the American Homeland, the Real Central Front

Amnesty International

· Nigeria’s Prison System Fails Its People

· Women Act Against Repression and Intimidation in Iran


· Afghanistan Update

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

· Anatomy of a Fallacy: The Senlis Council and Narcotics in Afghanistan

· The New Middle East

Center for American Progress

· Safe at Home: A National Security Strategy to Protect the American Homeland, the Real Central Front

Center for Defense Information

· Shooting Down USA-193: A $100 Million Shot to be Followed by Even Greater Political Costs

Center for Security Policy

· The Coughlin Affair

· Pakistan Takes Important Step

· Waning "Special Relationship?"·

· Who's Behind the Protests in Peru?

Center for Strategic Budget Assessment (CSBA)

· The Global War on Terrorism: An Assessment

Center for Strategic and International Studies

· Ukraine: A Net Assessment of 16 Years of Independence

· Victory and Violence in Iraq: Reducing the "Irreducible Minimum"

· Violence in Iraq

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

· Protecting Poultry Workers from Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

Central Asia - Caucasus Institute Silk Road Studies Program

· Europe's Energy Security: Gazprom's Dominance and Caspian Supply Alternatives

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

· Geographic Variation in Health Care Spending

· The Outlook for Spending on Health Care and Long-Term Care

Director of National Intelligence

· Interview of Mr. Mike McConnell, Director of National Intelligence With J.J. Green – WTOP Radio – Washington, DC February 26, 2008

· Interview of Mr. Mike McConnell, Director of National Intelligence With John King – CNN’s “Late Edition” February 24, 2008, Transcript – As Aired

· Statement by the Department of Justice and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Regarding Cooperation with Private Partners

Friends of the Earth

· Climate Code Red: The Case for a Sustainability Emergency

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

· Aviation Security: Transportation Security Administration Has Strengthened Planning to Guide Investments in Key Aviation Security Programs, but More Work Remains, by Cathleen A. Berrick, director, homeland security and justice issues, and Gregory C. Wilshusen, director, information security issues, before the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, House Committee on Appropriations

· Catastrophic Disasters: Federal Efforts Help States Prepare for and Respond to Psychological Consequences, but FEMA's Crisis Counseling Program Needs Improvements

· Chemical and Biological Defense: DOD And VA Need to Improve Efforts to Identify and Notify Individuals Potentially Exposed during Chemical and Biological Tests

· Defense Acquisitions: Assessment of DOD Efforts to Enhance Missile Defense Capabilities and Oversight, by Paul L. Francis, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the Subcommittee on Defense, House Committee on Appropriations. GAO-08-506T

· Foreign Investment: Laws and Policies Regulating Foreign Investment in 10 Countries

· Intelligence Reform: GAO Can Assist the Congress and the Intelligence Community on Management Reform Initiatives, by David M. Walker, comptroller general of the United States, before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

· National Disaster Response: FEMA Should Take Action to Improve Capacity and Coordination between Government and Voluntary Sectors

· Personnel Clearances: Key Factors to Consider in Efforts to Reform Security Clearance Processes, by Brenda S. Farrell, director, defense capabilities and management, before the Subcommittee on Intelligence Community Management, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

· Secure Border Initiative: Observations on the Importance of Applying Lessons Learned to Future Projects, by Richard M. Stana, director, homeland security and justice issues, before a joint hearing of the Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism, and the Subcommittee on Management, Investigations, and Oversight, House Committee on Homeland Security

· Strategic Petroleum Reserve: Options to Improve the Cost-Effectiveness of Filling the Reserve, by Franklin W. Rusco, acting director, natural resources and environment, before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

· Transportation Safety: Medical Certification and Background Check Requirements for Pilots, Vessel Masters, and Commercial Drivers Vary. GAO-08-421R

· Visa Waiver Program: Limitations with Department of Homeland Security's Plan to Verify Departure of Foreign Nationals, by Jess T. Ford, director, international affairs and trade, before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security, Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Heritage Foundation

· Federal Spending by the Numbers 2008

· The FY 2009 Defense Budget Request: The Growing Gap in Defense Spending

· Russia's Presidential Elections: Management Reshuffle for "Russia Inc."

· U.S.-Czech Agreement Is a Model for Visa Reform

· Understanding the Democracy Deficit at the U.N.: The G-77, Non-Aligned Movement, and Organization of the Islamic Conference

Human Rights Watch

· Chronology of Hu Jia’s Case

Institute for Science and International Security

· ISIS Issue Brief: IAEA Iran Latest--A Balanced Safeguards Report·

· Presidential Candidates on Iran's Nuclear Program

International Crisis Group

· Indonesia: Jemaah Islamiyah’s Publishing Industry

Jamestown Foundation

· Turkey and Northern Iraq: An Overview

· U.S.-Turkish Relations: A Strategic Relationship Under Stress

National Defense University

Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ) 2nd qrt 2008 issue #49

· Military Culture and Transformation By Michael B. Siegl

· Sourcing Perception Warriors By C. Glenn Ayers and James R. Orbock

· The Challenge That Is USAFRICOM By Isaac Kfir

· Developing National Security Professionals By John W. Yaeger

· Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps: An Open Source Analysis By Matthew M. Frick

· Hizballah Rising: Iran’s Proxy Warriors By Shannon W. Caudill

· America’s Air Force: The Nation’s Guardian By T. Michael Moseley

· MV–22B Osprey: A Strategic Leap Forward By Glenn M. Walters

· Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Decisive in Battle By Jeffrey Kappenman

· A Strategy Based on Faith: The Enduring Appeal of Progressive American Airpower By Mark Clodfelter

· Shaping the Joint Fight in Air, Space, and Cyberspace By C. Robert Kehler

· Strategic Air Mobility and Global Power Projection Arthur J. Lichte

· Domain Expertise and Command and Control By Raymond E. Johns, Jr., and Bruce Hanessian

· Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Taking Strategy to Task By David A. Deptula

· Data Transparency: Empowering Decisionmakers By Michael W. Peterson

· Aerial Partners in Arms By Benjamin S. Lambeth

· The Joint STARS Challenge By Price T. Bingham

· Spacepower in the 21st Century By Charles D. Lutes

· A Deeper Shade of Blue: The School of Advanced Air and Space Studies By Stephen D. Chiabotti

· The Next Horizon: Building a Viable Force By John A.Bradley, Gary L. Crone, and David W. Hembroff

National Security Archive

· "Prevent the Reemergence of a New Rival" -- The Making of the Cheney Regional Defense Strategy, 1991-1992

· White House Ignored Repeated Warnings That E-mails Were at Risk

Parallel History Project on Cooperative Security

· The Soviet Threat to Sweden during the Cold War

Strategic Studies Institute

· Falling Behind: International Scrutiny of the Peaceful Atom

· The North Korean Ballistic Missile Program


· Women and Nation-Building

US Army

· 2008 Army Posture Statement

· Operations [Field Manual FM 3-0]

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

· Beyond Rhetoric: Hizballah Threats after the Mughniyeh Assassination

· A Mutual Enemy: U.S.-Turkish-Iraqi Cooperation against the PKK

· U.S. Financial Pressure on Terrorists and Rogue Regimes: Featuring Patrick O'Brien

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