Saturday, April 12, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 04-11-2008

American Enterprise Institute
· AEI Petraeus-Crocker Hearings Advisory: Kagan Iraq Report
· Cuba the Morning After
· Iran's Global Ambition

American Foreign Policy Council
· Missile defense priorities: the view from Congress: Senator Jon Kyl
· Russia Reform Monitor
· China Reform Monitor
· Missile Defense Briefing Report
· Iran Democracy Monitor

Center for Defense Information
· Are MIRVs and Satellite Integration and Dispensation Mutually Inclusive?

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies Monterey Institute of International Studies
· Taiwan's Presidential Election and its Impact on Cross-Strait Relations and Regional Security

Center for Security Policy
· Required reading: Doug Feith
· China displaces the U.S. at Ecuador's Manta Base

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· Facilitating a Dialogue among Senior-Level DoD Officials on National Security Priorities: A Methodological Note - A Beyond Goldwater-Nichols Phase 4 Report
· Iraq and the Crocker-Petraeus Testimony: The Risks that Only Time and a Sustained US Presence Can Deal With
· The Ongoing Lessons of the Afghan and Iraq Wars

Congress. Armed Services Committees [Petraeus and Crocker hearings]
· Senate [April 8th]
· House [April 9th]

Council on Foreign Relations
· Five Years of War in Iraq (Interactive)
· Petraeus, Crocker Gird for Assault on the Hill

Defense Personnel Security Research Center
· Changes in Espionage by Americans: 1947-2007

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· Report on the Cost, Oversight, and Impact of Congressional Earmarks

Foreign Policy Research Institute
· An Israeli View of the Iranian Nuclear Challenge
· Robert Kaplan on the New Balance of Power

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Defense Acquisitions: 2009 Review of Future Combat System Is Critical to Program's Direction
· Department of Homeland Security: Progress Made in Implementation of Management Functions, but More Work Remains
· Electronic Government: Additional OMB Leadership Needed to Optimize Use of New Federal Employee Identification Cards
· Employee Security: Implementation of Identification Cards and DOD's Personnel Security Clearance Program Need Improvement
· Force Structure: Restructuring and Rebuilding the Army Will Cost Billions of Dollars for Equipment but the Total Cost Is Uncertain
· Governmentwide Purchase Cards: Actions Needed to Strengthen Internal Controls to Reduce Fraudulent, Improper, and Abusive Purchases
· International Trade: U.S. Trade Preference Programs Provide Important Benefits, but a More Integrated Approach Would Better Ensure Programs Meet Shared Goals
· Internet Sales: Undercover Purchases on eBay and Craigslist Reveal a Market for Sensitive and Stolen U.S. Military Items

The Heritage Foundation
· African Development: Promise and Peril
· Lessons Learned from the Basra Fighting for the Iraq Hearings

Human Rights First
· Arbitrary Justice—Trials of Guantanamo and Bagram Detainees in Afghanistan

Human Rights Watch
· Cluster Munitions and the Proportionality Test: Memorandum to Delegates of the Convention on Conventional Weapons
· Five Years On: No Justice for Sexual Violence in Darfur
· Benchmarks, Consultations and Transparency: Making the EU Central Asia Strategy an Effective Tool for Human Rights Improvements
· Double Jeopardy: CIA Renditions to Jordan

International Crisis Group
· Armenia: Picking up the Pieces
· Kyrgyzstan: The Challenge of Judicial Reform

Lexington Institute
· FCS: The Logic of Future Combat Systems

National Security Archive
· Fighting the War in Southeast Asia, 1961-1973

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
· The al-qaeda Media Nexus: The Virtual Network Behind the Global Message

· Finding Candidate Options for Investment: From Building Blocks to Composite Options and Preliminary Screening
· Increasing Aircraft Carrier Forward Presence: Changing the Length of the Maintenance Cycle
· Radicalization or Rehabilitation: Understanding the Challenge of Extremist and Radicalized prisoners
· Small Ships in Theater Security Cooperation
· Turkey as a U.S. Security Partner

· Symamtec Global Internet Security Threat Report Vol. 13

United States Institute of Peace
· Iraq After the Surge: Options and Questions

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Who Won the Battle for Basra?

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