Friday, March 21, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 03-14-2008

American Enterprise Institute
· Oh, Brother! Another Castro Clings to Power in Cuba.,pubID.27637/pub_detail.asp
· What Lies "Beyond Goldwater-Nichols"?,filter.all/pub_detail.asp

American Security Project
· Are We Winning? An Interim Report

Brookings Institution
· Resurrecting the Test-Ban Treaty

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Reading Khamenei: The World View of Iran's Most Powerful Leader

Center for Defense Information
· Afghanistan Update: Feb. 1-29, 2008

Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)
· The Economic Impact of a US Slowdown on the Americas

Center for Security Policy
· Vice President Fallon?

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
· Risk Management in Security Policy

Center for Strategic and International Studies
· Invigorating Defense Governance: A Beyond Goldwater-Nichols Phase 4 Report

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Health Care: Capturing the Opportunity in the Nation's Core Fiscal Challenge
· The Long-Term Budgetary Effects of Three Specified Policy Scenarios
· Testimony on Current and Projected Navy Shipbuilding Programs

Department of Defense
· Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq [March 2008]
· Tenth Quadrennial Review Of Military Compensation

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· Potable and Nonpotable Water in Iraq

Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (DOJIG)
· A Review of the FBI’s Use of National Security Letters: Assessment of Corrective Actions and Examination of NSL Usage in 2006

Department of the Army
· 2007 Army Modernization Plan
· How the Army Runs: A Senior Leader Reference Handbook 26th Edition 2007-2008
· Manual for Courts-Martial United States (2008 EDITION)

Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
· Remarks and Q&A by the Director of National Intelligence, Mr. Mike McConnell, Foreign Affairs Symposium at The Johns Hopkins University, March 12, 2008
· Statement by the Department of Justice and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Regarding House FISA Proposal

EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)
· Chaillot Paper n°108 -- Ukraine: Quo Vadis?

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Defense Acquisitions: 2009 Is a Critical Juncture for the Army's Future Combat System
· Defense Acquisitions: Significant Challenges Ahead in Developing and Demonstrating Future Combat System's Network and Software
· Defense Contracting: Additional Personal Conflict of Interest Safeguards Needed for Certain DOD Contractor Employees
· Defense Management: DOD Needs to Reexamine Its Extensive Reliance on Contractors and Continue to Improve Management and Oversight, by David M. Walker, comptroller general of the United States, before the Subcommittee on Readiness, House Committee on Armed Services March 11, 2008
· Defense Management: Overarching Organizational Framework Needed to Guide and Oversee Energy Reduction Efforts for Military Operations
· Defense Management: Overarching Organizational Framework Could Improve DOD's Management of Energy Reduction Efforts for Military Operations, by William M. Solis, director, defense capabilities and management, before the Subcommittee on Readiness, House Committee on Armed Services. March 13, 2008
· Homeland Security: DHS Improved its Risk-Based Grant Programs' Allocation and Management Methods, But Measuring Programs' Impact on National Capabilities Remains a Challenge, by William O. Jenkins, Jr., director, homeland security and justice issues, before the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, House Committee on Appropriations. March 11, 2008
· Information Security: Progress Reported, but Weaknesses at Federal Agencies Persist, by Gregory C. Wilshusen, director, information security issues, before the Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. March 12, 2008
· Joint Strike Fighter: Impact of Recent Decisions on Program Risks, by Michael J. Sullivan, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the Subcommittees on Air and Land Forces, and Seapower and Expeditionary Forces, House Committee on Armed Services. March 11, 2008
· Joint Strike Fighter: Recent Decisions by DOD Add to Program Risks
· "Making Tough Budget Choices to Create a Better Future," by David M. Walker, comptroller general of the United States, at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, in Washington, D.C. March 12, 2008
· Presidential Signing Statements: Agency Implementation of Selected Provisions of Law, by Gary L. Kepplinger, general counsel, before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Committee on Armed Services. March 11, 2008
· Privacy: Government Use of Data from Information Resellers Could Include Better Protections, by Linda D. Koontz, director, information management issues, before the Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. March 11, 2008
· September 11: Fiscal Year 2008 Cost Estimation Process for World Trade Center Health Programs
· Stabilizing and Rebuilding Iraq: Actions Needed to Address Inadequate Accountability over U.S. Efforts and Investments, by David M. Walker, comptroller general of the United States, before the Senate Committee on Appropriations. March 11, 2008
· Status of Selected Aspects of the Coast Guard's Deepwater Program

Heritage Foundation
· Britain: A Central Front in the War Against Islamist Terrorism
· FISA Modernization Is Not About "Warrantless Wiretapping"
· Kenya's Stability Is an Important U.S. Priority
· National Security Letters: Three Important Facts
· Nuclear Games: A Tool for Examining Nuclear Stability in a Proliferated Setting.
· Principles for Stability Operations and State-Building
· Securing the High Seas: America's Global Maritime Constabulary Power
· The Surge in Iraq: One Year Later

House Armed Services Committee -- Panel on Roles and Missions
· Initial Perspectives

Human Rights First
· Tortured Justice: Using Coerced Evidence to Prosecute Terrorist Suspects

Human Rights Watch
· "One Year of My Blood": Exploitation of Migrant Construction Workers in Beijing.
· Thailand’s 'War on Drugs': International Harm Reduction Association and Human Rights Watch Briefing Paper

Institute of Defense Analyses (IDA)
· Iraqi Perspectives Project; Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights from Captured Iraqi Documents [redacted version]

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
· Combating Illicit Trafficking in Nuclear and other Radioactive Material

International Crisis Watch
· Latin American Drugs I: Losing the Fight
· Latin American Drugs II: Improving Policy and Reducing Harm
· Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement: Beyond the Crisis

International Relations and Security Network
· Colombia: Unintended Consequences
· Globalizing Private Military Training
· Letters from Somalia II
· Serbia: Kosovo or EU

Lexington Institute
· Boeing Fights Back: How It Plans to Prevail

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
· Fiscal Year 2007 Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Report
o Main report -
o Appendix A --
o Appendix B --

Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
· Awareness of Iraq War Fatalities Plummets: Political Knowledge Update

· Evaluating Novel Threats to the Homeland: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Cruise Missiles
· Modernizing the North Korean System: Objectives, Method, and Application

Strategic Studies Institute
· Drug Intoxicated Irregular Fighters: Complications, Dangers, and Responses
· Opportunities for Engaging Minorities
· Security Sector Reform in Liberia: Mixed Results from Humble Beginnings

Terrorism Research Initiative
· Perspectives on Terrorism, March 2008 vol. 2, no. 5
· PDF of journal issue
o Who Becomes a Terrorist Today? By Scott Atran
o De-Radicalization of Jihad?: The Impact of Egyptian Islamist Revisionists on Al-Qaeda By Omar Ashour
o Creating Frankensteins: The Taliban Movement of Pakistan By Irm Haleem

UN General Assembly and Security Council
· Afghanistan’s political transition faces serious challenges – UN report
· The Situation in Afghanistan and its Implications for International Peace and Security

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
· Civil-Military Guidelines & Reference for Complex Emergencies

US Air Education and Training Command (AETC)
· On Learning: The Future of Air Force Education and Training

US Air Force Cyber Command
· Air Force Cyber Command Strategic Vision

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Fayad's Reform Plan: Difficulties and Political Implications
· Weapon of Terror: Development and Impact of the Qassam Rocket

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