Monday, June 30, 2008

REPORT: After Saddam: Prewar Planning and the Occupation of Iraq

Rand has finally been able to release its report “After Saddam: Prewar Planning and the Occupation of Iraq.” http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2008/RAND_MG642.pdf.

This report examined activities through June 2004 and part of an “eight-volume collection of reports that the RAND Arroyo Center undertook to prepare an authoritative account of the planning and execution of combat and stability operations in Iraq. Six of the volumes are classified. The other unclassified volume is being finalized.”

Abstract: “This monograph begins by examining prewar planning efforts for postwar Iraq, in order to establish what U.S. policymakers expected the postwar situation to look like and what their plans were for reconstruction. The monograph then examines the role of U.S. military forces after major combat officially ended on May 1, 2003; the analysis covers this period through the end of June 2004. Finally, the monograph examines civilian efforts at reconstruction after major combat ended, focusing on the activities of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) and its efforts to rebuild structures of governance, security forces, economic policy, and essential services prior to June 28, 2004, the day that the CPA dissolved and transferred authority to the Interim Iraqi Government. The authors conclude that the U.S. government was unprepared for the challenges of postwar Iraq for three reasons: a failure to challenge fundamental assumptions about postwar Iraq; ineffective interagency coordination; and the failure to assign responsibility and resources for providing security in the immediate aftermath of major combat operations.”

Press release --
http://www.rand.org/news/press/2008/06/30/

Sunday, June 29, 2008

REPORT - On Point II report on OIF

The Combat Studies Institute has published its follow on operational history report looking at the US Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).

The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom, May 2003-January 2005: On Point II: Transition to the New Campaign
http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/CSI/OnPointII.pdf [this is a 700+ page report so is a large file]
“On Point II is a comprehensive study of the US Army in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF) from May 2003 to January 2005. Based on primary sources including hundreds of interviews with participants, the study examines how after May 2003 American Soldiers made the transition to a new type of campaign that featured information operations, intelligence, reconstruction, and governance rather than conventional combat. On Point II documents the US Army’s execution of Full Spectrum Operations in the early stages of this conflict.”

The first On Point report On Point: The United States Army in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM can be found at
http://www-cgsc.army.mil/carl/download/csipubs/OnPointI.pdf OR http://usacac.army.mil/CAC/csi/RandP/OnPoint.pdf [46.6 MB file]
“On Point is a study of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF) as soon after the fact as feasible. The Army leadership chartered this effort in a message to the major commands on 30 April 2003. In his guidance, Army Chief of Staff General Eric K. Shinseki directed "a quick, thorough review that looks at the US Army's performance, assesses the role it played in the joint and coalition team, and captures the strategic, operational, and tactical lessons that should be disseminated and applied in future fights." The authors worked rapidly and diligently to capture the essential lessons of the campaign; as a result, the study is available today to help leaders at every level.”


Other Combat Studies Institute reports can be found at
http://www-cgsc.army.mil/carl/resources/csi/csi.asp

Saturday, June 28, 2008

REPORTS: Progress in Afghanistan and National Forces

The Defense Department released 2 reports yesterday related to Afghanistan which look at the progress related to the country’s security and its national forces. The studies were mandated by Congress to analyze results of Operation Enduring Freedom through March and are intended to include semi-annual updates. Both reports are available from http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/

The “Report on Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan” looks at the security environment and describes is as very “fragile.” It can be found at
http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/Report_on_Progress_toward_Security_and_Stability_in_Afghanistan_1230.pdf

United States Plan for Sustaining the Afghanistan National Security Forces” looked at the capabilities and progress of the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police force. It can be found at
http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/United_States_Plan_for_Sustaining_the_Afghanistan_National_Security_Forces_1231.pdf

Related article --
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=50347

Combined Joint Task Force – 101 [Operation Enduring Freedom] website --
http://www.cjtf101.com/
NATO International Security Assistance Force website --
http://www.nato.int/isaf/index.html

Friday, June 27, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 06-27-2008

United States - Canada Border Drug Threat Assessment 2007
http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/prg/le/oc/_fl/us-canadian-report-drugs-eng.pdf

Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy
· Getting the People Part Right: A Report on the Human Resources Dimension of U.S. Public Diplomacy
http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/106297.pdf

American Enterprise Institute
· Are We Safer?
http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.28175,filter.all/pub_detail.asp

American Political Science Association
· Perspectives on Politics, June 2008, v. 6, no. 2, p. 347-360
o “The New U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual as Political Science and Political Praxis”
http://www.apsanet.org/imgtest/POPJune08CounterInsurgency2.pdf

Amnesty International
· Europe: State of Denial: Europe’s Role in Rendition and Secret Detention.
http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/EUR01/003/2008/en/2ceda343-41da-11dd-81f0-01ab12260738/eur010032008eng.pdf
· In the Name of Security: Routine Abuses in Tunisia http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/MDE30/007/2008/en/b852a305-3ebc-11dd-9656-05931d46f27f/mde300072008eng.pdf
· People’s Republic of China: Tibet Autonomous Region: Access Denied.
·
http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/ASA17/085/2008/en/815aa2e7-3d33-11dd-a518-c52d73496467/asa170852008eng.pdf

AUSA
· The Army’s Home—What Army Installation Management Command is Doing to Restore the Army’s Balance.
http://www.ausa.org/webpub/DeptILW.nsf/byid/RBOH-7DSQBW/$File/IMCOM17april.pdf?OpenElement
· U.S. Africa Command: A New Way of Thinking. http://www.ausa.org/webpub/DeptILW.nsf/byid/RBOH-7DBKCL/$File/AFRICOM.pdf?OpenElement

BASIC
· Getting to Zero Update
http://www.basicint.org/update/zero080625.htm

Brookings Institute
· Iraq's Long-Term Impact on Jihadist Terrorism
http://www.brookings.edu/articles/2008/07_terrorism_byman.aspx
· Middle East’s Economic Paradox: Lost in the Wash
http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2008/0626_middle_east_economics_dhillon.aspx
· North Korea's Nuclear Declaration
http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2008/0626_north_korea_bader.aspx
· Pakistan and Terror: The Eye of the Storm
http://www.brookings.edu/articles/2008/07_terrorism_riedel.aspx
· To Win the "War on Terror," We Must First Win the "War of Ideas": Here's How
http://www.brookings.edu/articles/2008/07_terrorism_amr.aspx

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Asia—Shaping the Future.
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/files/pb62_paal_final.pdf

Center for American Progress
· How to Close Guant√°namo
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2008/06/pdf/guantanamo.pdf
· In Search of Sustainable Security: Linking National Security, Human Security, and Collective Security to Protect America and Our World
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2008/06/pdf/sustainable_security1.pdf

Center for European Reform
· The EU's New Russia Policy Starts at Home
http://www.cer.org.uk/pdf/russia_bn_kb_24june08.pdf

Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland
· Reconsidering the Rules for Space Security
http://www.cissm.umd.edu/papers/files/spacesecuritymonograph.pdf

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
· Report on NWFZ in the Middle East
http://www.cns.miis.edu/pubs/week/080613_mnsg.htm

Center for Security Policy
· Shariah: Guilty Knowledge
http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/home.aspx?sid=140&categoryid=140&subcategoryid=141

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
· Analysis of the FY 2009 Defense Budget Request
http://www.csbaonline.org/4Publications/PubLibrary/R.20080421.Analysis_of_the_FY/R.20080421.Analysis_of_the_FY.pdf

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Conventional Armed Forces in the Gulf
http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/080623_gulfmilbal.pdf

Central Intelligence Agency

Studies in Intelligence, v. 52, no. 2, https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/vol52no2/index.html
o Language, Culture, and Cooperation in Scientific and Technical Intelligence by Lily E. Johnston
o Needed: A National Security Simulation Center by Rachel K. Hanig and Mark E. Henshaw
o Thinking About Rethinking: Reform in Other Professions by William Nolte
o CIA’s Intelligence Art Collection -- Commemoration of the Historical, Inspiration for the Future by Toni Hiley
o The Spy Who Never Was: The Strange Case of John Honeyman and Revolutionary War Espionage by Alexander Rose
o From the Archives-1964 -- An Intelligence Role for the Footnote: For and Against

Constitution Project
· A Critique of “National security Courts”
http://www.constitutionproject.org/pdf/Critique_of_the_National_Security_Courts.pdf

Council on Foreign Relations
· A Different Tack on Terror
http://www.cfr.org/publication/16534/different_tack_on_terror.html?breadcrumb=%2F
· France's New Military Vision
http://www.cfr.org/publication/16619/frances_new_military_vision.html?breadcrumb=%2Fpublication%2Fby_type%2Fbackgrounder
· Pyongyang's Deal
http://www.cfr.org/publication/16657/pyongyangs_deal.html?breadcrumb=%2Fpublication%2Fby_type%2Fdaily_analysis
· Speculating on Oil
http://www.cfr.org/publication/16596/speculating_on_oil.html?breadcrumb=%2Fpublication%2Fby_type%2Fdaily_analysis
· U.S.-Pakistan Alliance in Trouble
http://www.cfr.org/publication/16637/uspakistan_alliance_in_trouble.html?breadcrumb=%2Fpublication%2Fby_type%2Fdaily_analysis
· U.S-Pakistan Military Cooperation
http://www.cfr.org/publication/16644/uspakistan_military_cooperation.html?breadcrumb=%2Fpublication%2Fby_type%2Fbackgrounder
· Venezuela’s Oil-Based Economy
http://www.cfr.org/publication/12089/venezuelas_oilbased_economy.html?breadcrumb=%2Fpublication%2Fby_type%2Fbackgrounder

Department of Defense. Inspector General
· D-2008-105 Defense Emergency Response Fund, June 20, 2008
http://www.dodig.mil/Audit/reports/fy08/08-105.pdf

Department of Defense. Quarterly Report to Congress
· Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq [June 2008]
http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/pdfs/Master_16_June_08_%20FINAL_SIGNED%20.pdf
· Previous reports
http://www.defenselink.mil/home/features/Iraq_Reports/index.html

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Elections, Political Transitions and Foreign Policy in East Asia [Conference report]
http://www.fpri.org/research/asia/electionseastasia/

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
· Gain Seeking in a "Double Security Dilemma": The Case of OPEC
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/pubs/ph/details.cfm?id=56185

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Boeing Tanker Decision
http://www.gao.gov/decisions/bidpro/311344.pdf
· Border Security: State Department Expects to Meet Projected Surge in Demand for Visas and Passports in Mexico
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08931t.pdf
· Border Security: State Department Should Plan for Potentially Significant Staffing and Facilities Shortfalls Caused by Changes in the Visa Waiver Program
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08623.pdf
· Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Human Capital Planning Has Improved, but Strategic View of Contractor Workforce Is Needed
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08582.pdf
· Coast Guard: Change in Course Improves Deepwater Management and Oversight, but Outcome Still Uncertain
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08745.pdf
· Coast Guard: Strategies for Mitigating the Loss of Patrol Boats Are Achieving Results in the Near Term, but They Come at a Cost and Longer Term Sustainability Is Unknown
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08660.pdf
· Combating Terrorism: Increased Oversight and Accountability Needed over Pakistan Reimbursement Claims for Coalition Support Funds
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08806.pdf
· Combating Terrorism: U.S. Oversight of Pakistan Reimbursement Claims for Coalition Support Funds, by Charles Michael Johnson, Jr., director, international affairs and trade, before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08932t.pdf
· Critical Infrastructure Protection: Further Efforts Needed to Integrate Planning for and Response to Disruptions on Converged Voice and Data Networks
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08607.pdf
· Defense Production Act: Agencies Lack Policies and Guidance for Use of Key Authorities
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08854.pdf
· Homeland Security: DHS Risk-Based Grant Methodology Is Reasonable, But Current Version's Measure of Vulnerability is Limited
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08852.pdf
· Homeland Security: First Responders' Ability to Detect and Model Hazardous Releases in Urban Areas Is Significantly Limited
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08180.pdf
· Military Operations: Actions Needed to Better Guide Project Selection for Commander's Emergency Response Program and Improve Oversight in Iraq
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08736r.pdf
· Peacekeeping: Thousands Trained but United States Is Unlikely to Complete All Activities by 2010 and Some Improvements Are Needed
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08754.pdf
· Risk Management: Strengthening the Use of Risk Management Principles in Homeland Security
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08904t.pdf
· Secure Border Initiative Fiscal Year 2008 Expenditure Plan Shows Improvement, but Deficiencies Limit Congressional Oversight and DHS Accountability
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08739r.pdf
· Securing, Stabilizing, and Rebuilding Iraq: Progress Report: Some Gains Made, Updated Strategy Needed
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08837.pdf

Heritage Foundation
· Africa Must Confront the Growing Crisis in Zimbabwe
http://www.heritage.org/Research/Africa/upload/wm_1970.pdf
· Addressing the Global Food Crisis
http://www.heritage.org/Research/TradeandForeignAid/upload/bg_2151.pdf

Human Rights Watch
· "As If They Fell From the Sky": Counterinsurgency, Rights Violations, and Rampant Impunity in Ingushetia
http://hrw.org/reports/2008/russia0608/russia0608webwcover.pdf

International Crisis Group
· Guinea: Ensuring Democratic Reforms
http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=5503&l=1
· Reunifying Cyprus: The Best Chance Yet
http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=5502&l=1

International Relations and Security Network
· Armenia: Summer of Discontent
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=19120
· Czech Republic: Issues 'Under the Radar'
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?ID=19113
· The Deadly Convenience of Victor Bout [Part I]
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=19114
· The Deadly Convenience of Victor Bout [Part II]
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=19115
· Dubai: Spots on the Sun
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=19124
· Multilateralism and Continental Drift
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=19134
· Missing persons, Ever-present Divide
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=19125
· Niger Delta: Nowhere to Hide
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=19131
· Rational Actors: Secular Fallacies
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=19129
· US Spy Agency: Mission Wanted
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=19108

International Organization for Migration in Iraq
· IDP June 2008 IOM Iraq Governorate Profiles Go to
http://www.iom-iraq.net/library.html#IDP and scroll down to “IDP June 2008 IOM Iraq Governorate Profiles.” Also of interest "IOM Iraq Assessments & Statistics Report (biweekly)" and the IOM’s latest emergency needs assessment for Iraq, available at http://www.iom-iraq.net/Library/IOM%20Iraq%20Displacement%20Assessments%20&%20Statistics%201%20Jun%2008.pdf

Jamestown Foundation
· Can Turkey’s Anti-Terrorism Cooperation with Iran Lead to a Strategic Partnership?
http://jamestown.org/news_details.php?news_id=329
· Terrorism Focus - June 24, 2008 – Volume 5, Issue 24
·
http://jamestown.org/terrorism/news/article.php?issue_id=4535
o The Paradise Boys: The Internal Debate over the Use of Child Jihadis in Iraq
o Fighting in Lebanon’s Palestinian Refugee Camps Result of Increased Islamist Influence
o Emerging Cracks in Somalia’s Islamist Insurgency
o Can Turkey’s Anti-Terrorism Cooperation with Iran Lead to a Strategic Partnership?

Terrorism Monitor June 26, 2008 – Volume VI, Issue 13
http://jamestown.org/terrorism/news/uploads/TM_006_013.pdf
- The Next Generation of Radical Islamist Preachers in the UK by James Brandon
- Kurdish Activism in Europe: Terrorism versus Europeanization by Thomas Renard
- Is There a Nexus between Torture and Radicalization? by Chris Zambelis
- The Mahdi Army: New Tactics for a New Stage by Fadhil Ali

Lexington Institute
· One Future for Missile Defense
http://lexingtoninstitute.org/1286.shtml
· Tanker Fiasco: Five Steps to Fix the Problem
http://lexingtoninstitute.org/1284.shtml
· Why Missile Defense Makes More Sense Today Than During the Cold War
http://lexingtoninstitute.org/1285.shtml

Mercyhurst College Institute for Intelligence Studies (MCIIS)
MCIIS Theses in Intelligence Studies
o Appropriate Factors to Consider When Assessing Analytic Confidence in Intelligence Analysis
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/pubs/ph/details.cfm?lng=en&ord61=alphaNavi&ord60=PublicationDate&id=49942
o The Efficacy of Accelerated Analysis in Strategic-Level Estimative Judgments
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/pubs/ph/details.cfm?lng=en&ord61=alphaNavi&ord60=PublicationDate&id=54582
o Images of Twentieth Century Genocide
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/pubs/ph/details.cfm?lng=en&ord61=alphaNavi&ord60=PublicationDate&id=30270
o Verbal Probability Expressions in National Intelligence Estimates: A Comprehensive Analysis of Trends from the Fifties through Post 9/11
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/pubs/ph/details.cfm?lng=en&ord61=alphaNavi&ord60=PublicationDate&id=55739
o A Wiki Is Like A Room… And Other Lessons Learned from 15 Wiki-Based, Open Source, Intelligence Analysis Projects
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/pubs/ph/details.cfm?lng=en&ord61=alphaNavi&ord60=PublicationDate&id=50060

National Academy of Public Administration
· Addressing the 2009 Presidential Transition at the Department of Homeland Security
http://www.napawash.org/pc_management_studies/DHS/DHSExecutiveStaffingReport2008.pdf

Pew Global Attitudes
· Assessing Globalization: Benefits and Drawbacks of Trade and Integration
http://pewresearch.org/pubs/879/assessing-globalization-benefits-and-drawbacks-of-trade-and-integration

Pew Research Center
· Global Views of US 2008 Elections
http://pewresearch.org/world-opinion-map/

Proteus USA [Army War College]
Proteus Monograph Series
v. 1, no. 5 May 2008
· Iran-Syria-Hizballah-Hamas: A Coalition Against Nature Why Does It Work?
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/proteus/docs/karmon-iran-syria-hizbollah.pdf
· Proteus 55 Trends: 55 Trends Now Shaping the Future Desktop Reference by Dr. Marvin J. Cetron and Owen Davies [April 2008]
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/proteus/docs/55-future.pdf

Rand
· Challenges of Applying Risk Management to Terrorism Security Policy [testimony by Henry H. Willis] -
http://www.rand.org/pubs/testimonies/2008/RAND_CT310.pdf
· Impacts on U.S. Energy Expenditures and Greenhouse-Gas Emissions of Increasing Renewable-Energy Use
http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR384-1/
o Main report
http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/2008/RAND_TR384-1.pdf
o Appendix A
http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/2008/RAND_TR384-1.appendixA.pdf
o Appendix B
http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/2008/RAND_TR384-1.appendixB.pdf
· Life, Livelihood, and Long Term Well-being: The Effect of Mortality Risks and Land Reforms on Human Capital Investments in India
http://www.rand.org/pubs/rgs_dissertations/2008/RAND_RGSD232.pdf
· Opportunities for Systems Engineering to Contribute to Durability and Damage Tolerance of Hybrid Structures for Airframes
http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/2008/RAND_TR489.pdf
· The Rise of Political Islam in Turkey
http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2008/RAND_MG726.pdf

Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)
· Romania's Transition to Democracy: Press’s Role in Intelligence Reform
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/pubs/ph/details.cfm?lng=en&id=55980

Senlis Council
· Iraq - Angry Hearts and Angry Minds [very large file]
http://www.senliscouncil.net/documents/iraq_angry_hearts.pdf

Terrorism Research Initiative
Perspectives on Terrorism [journal], 2008, v. 2, Special Issue: Under-Investigated Topics
http://www.terrorismanalysts.com/pt/index.php?option=com_rokzine&view=issue&id=15&Itemid=54 OR PDF version http://www.terrorismanalysts.com/pt/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=14&Itemid=68
· Foreword to Special Issue
· In Cold Blood: The Madrid Bombings
· The Global War on Terror and State Terrorism
· The Radical Milieu: The Under-Investigated Relationship Between Terrorists and Sympathetic Communities
· Two Neglected Areas of Terrorism Research: Careers after Terrorism and How Terrorists Innovate

UN Office on Drugs and Crime
· 2008 World Drug Report
http://www.unodc.org/documents/wdr/WDR_2008/WDR_2008_eng_web.pdf

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Integrated Security Assistance: The 1207 Program
http://www.usip.org/pubs/specialreports/sr207.html
· Opposition Alliances and Democratization in Egypt
http://www.usip.org/pubs/usipeace_briefings/2008/0626_egypt.html

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Strengthening the Partnership: How to Deepen U.S.-Israel Cooperation on the Iranian Nuclear Challenge
http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/download.php?file=USIsraelTaskForceReport.pdf
· The Unlikely Peace: Analyzing the Dim Prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian Agreement in 2008
http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC07.php?CID=407

White House
· Fact Sheet: Retroactive Liability Protection: Providing Our Intelligence Officials the Tools They Need to Keep Our Nation Safe
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2008/06/20080626-10.html
· North Korea; Continuation of Certain Restrictions (EO 13466)
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/08-1399.pdf
· North Korea; Trading With the Enemy Act, Termination of Exercise of Authorities (Proc. 8271)
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/08-1398.pdf

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Joint Hearing on the National Security Implications of Global Warming

The House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and House Intelligence Community Management (ICM) Subcommittee held a joint hearing today on the “National Security Implications of Global Climate Change.” The prepared statements of the witnesses have now been posted and are available at http://globalwarming.house.gov/pubs/pubs?id=0046#main_content

The point of the hearing was to hear and discuss the results of the first-ever U.S. Government analysis of the security threats posed by global warming.

OPENING STATEMENT: Chairman Edward J. Markey, Select Committee

WITNESSES:
PANEL ONE

Dr. Thomas Fingar, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis and Chairman of the National Intelligence Council
Mr. Rolf Mowatt-Larsen, Director, Intelligence and Counterintelligence, U.S. Department of Energy

PANEL TWO

Rt. Hon. Margaret Beckett, MP, Former Foreign Minister of the United Kingdom
VADM Paul Gaffney, President, Monmouth University and Former President, National Defense University
Dr. Kent Hughes Butts, Professor of Political-Military Strategy, Center for Strategic Leadership, U.S. Army War College
Marlo Lewis, Senior Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Lee Lane, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Qrtly report on Stability & Security in Iraq

According to the latest quarterly report, violence in Iraq in May dropped to its lowest level in four years. The June 2008 Quarterly report to Congress on Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq has been released and is available directly at http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/pdfs/Master_16_June_08_%20FINAL_SIGNED%20.pdf

Previous reports are available at
http://www.defenselink.mil/home/features/Iraq_Reports/index.html

Related Article --
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=50292

Friday, June 20, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 06-20-2008

Air University Press. Drew Paper Series
· No. 1 - The Rise of Air Mobility and Its Generals
http://aupress.maxwell.af.mil/Drew_Papers/DP01Lenderman.pdf
· No. 2 -- Ideas in Arms: The Relationship of Kinetic and Ideological Means in America’s Global War on Terror
http://aupress.maxwell.af.mil/Drew_Papers/DP02Torkelson.pdf

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
· Terrorists Shouldn't Profit From Their Crimes
http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.28167,filter.all/pub_detail.asp

Brookings Institute
· Ethnic Minority Elites in China’s Party-State Leadership: An Empirical Assessment
http://www.brookings.edu/articles/2008/summer_china_li.aspx
· Where Does the Money Go? Best and Worst Practices in Foreign Aid
http://www.brookings.edu/papers/2008/06_foreign_aid_easterly.aspx

Center for a New American Security
· Pivot Point: New Directions for American Security
http://www.cnas.org/june2008/

Center for American Progress
· Negotiating a Neverending War
http://www.americanprogressaction.org/progressreport/2008/06/pr20080616

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· Classified Funding in the FY 2009 Defense Budget Request
http://www.csbaonline.org/4Publications/PubLibrary/U.20080618.Classified_Funding/U.20080618.Classified_Funding.pdf
· Range, Persistence, Stealth, and Networking: The Case for a Carrier-Based Unmanned Combat Air System
http://www.csbaonline.org/4Publications/PubLibrary/R.20080618.Range_Persistence_/R.20080618.Range_Persistence_.pdf

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· Confused and Mean-Spirited U.S. Handling of Immigration Problems
http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/issues200806.pdf
· Effectively Interrogating Terrorism Suspects: Lessons From the Field—Senior Level Interrogators Discuss What Works [Audio]
http://www.csis.org/component/option,com_csis_events/task,view/id,1703/
· Managing the Next Domestic Catastrophe: A Beyond Goldwater-Nichols Phase 4 Report
http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/080606_managingthenextdomesticcatastrophe.pdf
· Middle East Notes and Comment: Another Way with Iran
http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/0608_menc.pdf
· The U.S.-Russia Civil Nuclear Agreement: A Framework for Cooperation
http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/080522-einhorn-u.s.-russia-web.pdf

Combating Terrorism Center
· CTC Sentinel, June 2008, v. 1, no. 7
http://www.ctc.usma.edu/sentinel/CTCSentinel-Vol1Iss7.pdf
o "Al-Qa`ida in Iraq: Lessons from the Mosul Security Operation" by Michael Knights
o "The Taliban Consolidate Control in Pakistan's Tribal Regions" by Muhammad Amir Rana
o "The Demise of the Abu Sayyaf Group in the Southern Philippines" by Zachary Abuza
o "When to Confront Mahdists: A Challenge for the U.S. Military" by Reidar Visser
o "A Global Counter-Insurgency Campaign Plan for the War on Terror" by Colonel James H. Johnson, U.S. Army

Commonwealth Institute - Project on Defense Alternatives
· Quickly, Carefully, and Generously: The Necessary Steps for a Responsible Withdrawal from Iraq
http://www.comw.org/pda/fulltext/taskforceresponsiblewithdrawal.pdf

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· The Long-Term Budget Outlook and Options for Slowing the Growth of Health Care Costs
http://www.cbo.gov/doc.cfm?index=9385&type=1
· Opportunities to Increase Efficiency in Health Care
http://www.cbo.gov/doc.cfm?index=9384&type=1
· Options for Offsetting the Economic Impact on Low- and Moderate-Income Households of a Cap-and-Trade Program for Carbon Dioxide Emissions
http://www.cbo.gov/doc.cfm?index=9319&type=1

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-08-27 - Status Report on Open Recommendations to DHS Components
http://www.dhs.gov/xoig/assets/mgmtrpts/OIG_08-27_Feb08.pdf
· OIG-08-60 - Logistics Information Systems Need to Be Strengthened at the Federal Emergency Management Agency
http://www.dhs.gov/xoig/assets/mgmtrpts/OIG_08-60_May08.pdf
· OIG-08-61 - DHS Must Address Internet Protocol Version 6 Challenges
http://www.dhs.gov/xoig/assets/mgmtrpts/OIG_08-61_May08.pdf

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· China’s Legal Encounter with the West
http://www.fpri.org/footnotes/1308.200806.delisle.chinalegalencounterwest.html
· Honest Abe: Abraham Lincoln and the Moral Character
http://www.fpri.org/footnotes/1316.200806.howe.honestabemoralcharacter.html

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Afghanistan Security: Further Congressional Action May Be Needed to Ensure Completion of a Detailed Plan to Develop and Sustain Capable Afghan National Security Forces
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08661.pdf
· Afghanistan Security: U.S. Efforts to Develop Capable Afghan Police Forces Face Challenges and Need a Coordinated, Detailed Plan to Help Ensure Accountability
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08883t.pdf
· Defense Infrastructure: High-Level Leadership Needed to Help Communities Address Challenges Caused by DOD-Related Growth
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08665.pdf
· Environmental Satellites: Polar-orbiting Satellite Acquisition Faces Delays; Decisions Needed on Whether and How to Ensure Climate Data Continuity
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08518.pdf and http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08899t.pdf
· Federal Reserve Banks: Areas for Improvement in Information Security Controls
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08836r.pdf
· Higher Education: United States' and Other Countries' Strategies for Attracting and Funding International Students
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08878t.pdf
· Homeland Security: The Federal Protective Service Faces Several Challenges That Hamper Its Ability to Protect Federal Facilities
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08683.pdf
· Homeland Security: The Federal Protective Service Faces Several Challenges That Raise Concerns About Protection of Federal Facilities
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08897t.pdf
· Homeland Security: The Federal Protective Service Faces Several Challenges That Raise Concerns About Protection of Federal Facilities
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08914t.pdf
· Intellectual Property: Leadership and Accountability Needed to Strengthen Federal Protection and Enforcement
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08921t.pdf
· Maritime Security: National Strategy and Supporting Plans Were Generally Well-Developed and Are Being Implemented
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08672.pdf
· Privacy: Agencies Should Ensure That Designated Senior Officials Have Oversight of Key Functions
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08603.pdf
· Privacy: Alternatives Exist for Enhancing Protection of Personally Identifiable Information
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08536.pdf
· Privacy: Congress Should Consider Alternatives for Strengthening Protection of Personally Identifiable Information
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08795t.pdf

Heritage Foundation
· American Companies, Taiwan, and U.S. Anti-boycott Law
http://www.heritage.org/Research/TradeandForeignAid/wm1962.cfm
· Beltway-Centric Approach to Disaster Response Is a Recipe for Disaster
http://www.heritage.org/Research/HomelandSecurity/wm1960.cfm
· Critics of Nuclear Power's Costs Miss the Point
http://www.heritage.org/Research/EnergyandEnvironment/wm1961.cfm
· Discussion of the Costs of the Iraq War
http://www.heritage.org/Research/Budget/tst062008a.cfm
· Electronic Travel Authorization: Important for Safer and More Secure Overseas Travel
http://www.heritage.org/Research/HomelandSecurity/wm1964.cfm
· Opening America's Waters to Energy Production: A Positive Step in the Fight Against High Energy Prices
http://www.heritage.org/Research/EnergyandEnvironment/wm1963.cfm
· Paying for America's All-Volunteer Military: Reform Is Not a Dirty Word
http://www.heritage.org/Research/NationalSecurity/bg2144.cfm
· Taiwan's "Unsettled" International Status: Preserving U.S. Options in the Pacific
http://www.heritage.org/Research/AsiaandthePacific/bg2146.cfm
· U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Relationship
http://www.heritage.org/Research/HomelandSecurity/tst061708a.cfm

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Text of Latest Diplomatic Offer to Iran
http://www.isis-online.org/publications/iran/Diplomatic_Offer_16June2008.pdf

International Crisis Group
· Beyond the Fragile Peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea: Averting New War
http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=5490&l=1
· Bolivia: Rescuing the New Constitution and Democratic Stability
http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=5499&l=1
· Egypt’s Muslim Brothers: Confrontation or Integration?
http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=5487&l=1
· Indonesia: Communal Tensions in Papua
http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=5485&l=1

International Relations and Security Network
· The Burdens of Secrecy
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?ID=19098
· EUFOR: Damned Either Way
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=19103
· Exporting the Asian Miracle to Africa
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=19087
· Intel Brief: Cybercrime Gets Political
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=19097
· Iraq's KRG: Managing political Islam
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=19107
· Nord Stream: Environment vs Energy
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=19092
· Philippines: 'Waging peace' in Sulu
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?ID=19101
· Somalia: Business as Usual
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=19100

Jamestown Foundation
· Arms for Asymmetric Warfare: Turkey's Arms Industry in the 21st Century
http://jamestown.org/docs/Jamestown-McGregorTurkishArmsIndustry.pdf

Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)
· In Doubt for the Monarchy: Autocratic Modernization in Saudi-Arabia
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/pubs/ph/details.cfm?id=55981

Pew global Attitudes Project
· Global Economic Gloom - China and India Notable Exceptions: Some Positive Signs for U.S. Image
http://pewglobal.org/reports/display.php?ReportID=260

Physicians for Human Rights
· Broken Laws, Broken Lives: Medical Evidence of Torture by the US
http://brokenlives.info/

Rand
· A Comparison of the Health Systems in China and India
http://www.rand.org/pubs/occasional_papers/2008/Rand_OP212.pdf
· Three Papers in International Health Policy: Modeling the Links Between Economics and Epidemiology
http://www.rand.org/pubs/rgs_dissertations/2008/Rand_RGSD231.pdf

Strategic Studies Institute
· State of the U.S. Military Reserve Components
http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=874
· Wars of Ideas and the War of Ideas
http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=866

US Air Force
· Air Force Blue Ribbon Review of Nuclear Weapons Policies and Procedures [downgraded from FOUO]
http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/usa/doctrine/usaf/BRR-2008.pdf

US Climate Change Science Program
· Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate: Regions of Focus: North America, Hawaii, Caribbean, and U.S. Pacific Islands
http://downloads.climatescience.gov/sap/sap3-3/sap3-3-final-all.pdf

US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
· World Refugee Survey 2008
http://www.refugees.org/article.aspx?id=2114&subm=179&area=Investigate

US Institute of Peace
· Colombia's Crossroads: The FARC and the Future of the Hostages
http://www.usip.org/pubs/usipeace_briefings/2008/0617_colombia_farc.html
· Mullahs, Money, and Militias: How Iran Exerts Its Influence in the Middle East
http://www.usip.org/pubs/specialreports/sr206.html
· Why We Should Still Study the Cuban Missile Crisis
http://www.usip.org/pubs/specialreports/sr205.html

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Determinants of a U.S. Drawdown
http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC06.php?CID=1163
· Domestic and Regional Politics Delay U.S.-Iraqi Security Agreement
http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC05.php?CID=2905
· Emerging Threats, Challenges, and Opportunities in the Middle East
http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC07.php?CID=397
· Israel: Challenges at Home and Abroad
http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC07.php?CID=398 · Israel and America at Sixty: The Strategic Partnership at a Crossroads http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC07.php?CID=400
· The Last Resort: Consequences of Preventive Military Action against Iran
http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/download.php?file=PolicyFocus84.pdf
· Prospects for the Bush Administration's Unfinished Business in the Middle East
http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC07.php?CID=401
· Reconciling with Hamas? Abbas's Hedge Against a Failed Peace Process
http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC05.php?CID=2904

Thursday, June 19, 2008

REPORT -- Physical Evidence of Torture report

Since it’s been in the news a lot lately, the report by the Physicians for Human Rights on the evidence of torture US personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guant√°namo Bay

Broken Laws, Broken Lives: Medical Evidence of Torture by the US is available at
http://brokenlives.info/

Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 06-13-2008

American Enterprise Institute
· Two Decades Late: Military System to Fight
http://www.aei.org/publications/filter.all,pubID.28132/pub_detail.asp

Brookings
· Disaster Standards Needed in Asia
http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2008/06_disaster_standards_cohen.aspx?emc=lm&m=216146&l=1&v=738898

Canadian Government’s Integrated Threat Assessment Centre
· Lone-Wolf Attacks: A Developing Islamist Extremist Strategy?
http://www.nationalpost.com/documents/080610-itac_assessment.pdf

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute
· Linkage: Foreign Policy, National Interests and Prosperity
http://www.cdfai.org/PDF/Linkage%20-%20Foreign%20Policy%20National%20Interests%20and%20Prosperity.pdf

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Arab Reform Bulletin: June 2008.
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/files/Entire_Issue.pdf

CATO Institute
· Cato Scholar Comments on Boumediene v. Bush Supreme Court Ruling
http://www.cato.org/pressroom.php?display=ncomments&id=47

Center for a New American Security
· The Power of Balance: America in iAsia
http://www.cnas.org/attachments/contentmanagers/2308/CampbellPatelSingh_iAsia_June08.pdf
· Shaping the Iraq Inheritance http://www.cnas.org/attachments/contentmanagers/2311/FlournoyKahlBrimley_Iraq%20Inheritance_June08.pdf

Center for American Progress
· Afghanistan Needs More Than Money: Greater U.S. Leadership Is Needed to Fix Development Problems
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2008/06/afghanistan_needs.html
· New Day, New Way: U.S. Foreign Assistance for the 21st Century
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2008/06/pdf/new_day.pdf
· Strengthening the Rule of Law in Afghanistan: Police and Judicial Sector Need Reform
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2008/06/afghan_police.html

Center for Defense Information
· GMD Test Cancelled by MDA
http://www.cdi.org/program/document.cfm?DocumentID=4318&from_page=../index.cfm
· Should FCS Be Next?
http://www.cdi.org/program/document.cfm?DocumentID=4317&from_page=../index.cfm

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
· NPT Briefing Book, 2008 Edition.
http://www.cns.miis.edu/research/npt/briefingbook_2008/index.htm

Center for Security Policy
· Firing Offense: USAF Tanker Contract
http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/home.aspx?sid=140&categoryid=140&subcategoryid=141

Center for Social Cohesion
· Virtual Caliphate: Islamic Extremists and their Websites
http://www.socialcohesion.co.uk/pdf/VirtualCaliphate.pdf

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· The Israeli and Syrian Conventional Military Balance
http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/080611_israeli-syrian_conv_mil_bal.pdf
· Managing the Next Domestic Catastrophe: Ready (or Not)? http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/080606_managingthenextdomesticcatastrophe.pdf
· Turkey's Shifting Dynamics: Implications for U.S.-Turkey Relations http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/080606_turkeyshiftingdyn.pdf

Century Foundation Report
· America and the Emerging Iraqi Reality: New Goals, No Illusions
http://www.tcf.org/publications/internationalaffairs/laipson.pdf

Congress. House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight
· The Decline in America’s Reputation Why?
http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/110/42566.pdf
· Related testimony
o Esther Brimmer
http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/110/bri061108.htm
o Scott W. Hibbard
http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/110/hib061108.htm
o John Tirman
http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/110/tir061108.htm
o Webcast
http://international.edgeboss.net/real/international/oi06112008.smi

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Evidence on the Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology
http://www.cbo.gov/doc.cfm?index=9168&type=1
· Resource Implications of the Navy's Fiscal Year 2009 Shipbuilding Plan http://www.cbo.gov/doc.cfm?index=9318&type=1

Council on Foreign Relations
· Iraq Splinters on Security
http://www.cfr.org/publication/16500/iraq_splinters_on_security.html?breadcrumb=%2F

Department of Defense
· FY2007 DoD Statistical Report on the Military Retirement System
http://www.defenselink.mil/actuary/statbook07.pdf

Defense of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2008-103 Memorandum Report on Internal Controls Over the U.S. Special Operations Command Military Equipment Baseline Valuation Effort
http://www.dodig.mil/Audit/reports/fy08/08-103.pdf

Defense Science Board
· Report on Developmental Test & Evaluation
http://www.acq.osd.mil/dsb/reports/2008-05-DTE.pdf

Director of National Intelligence
· Intelligence Community Legal Reference Book
http://www.dni.gov/reports/IC_Legal_Reference_Book.pdf

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
· Crime Statistics 2007 -- The Preliminary Numbers
http://www.fbi.gov/page2/june08/crimestatistics_060908.html
· The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Security Check Procedures for Immigration Applications and Petitions [audit report] http://www.usdoj.gov/oig/reports/FBI/a0824/final.pdf

Foreign Policy Research Institute
· The Future of Globalization: A Transatlantic Perspective
http://www.fpri.org/enotes/200806.james.futureglobalizationtransatlantic.html

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
· Developing a Contextually Relevant Concept of Regional Hegemony: The Case of South Africa, Zimbabwe and "Quiet Diplomacy"
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/pubs/ph/details.cfm?id=56067

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Border Security: Summary of Covert Tests and Security Assessments for the Senate Committee on Finance, 2003-2007
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08757.pdf
· Climate Change: Expert Opinion on the Economics of Policy Options to Address Climate Change http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08605.pdf
· Compact of Free Association: Micronesia Faces Challenges to Achieving Compact Goals
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08859t.pdf
· Compact of Free Association: Palau's Use of and Accountability for U.S. Assistance and Prospects for Economic Self-Sufficiency
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08732.pdf
· Compact of Free Association: U.S. Assistance to Palau, Accountability Over Assistance Provided, and Palau's Prospects For Economic Self-Sufficiency
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08858t.pdf
· Emergency Management: Observations on DHS's Preparedness for Catastrophic Disasters http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08868t.pdf
· Employment Verification: Challenges Exist in Implementing a Mandatory Electronic Employment Verification System
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08895t.pdf
· Federal Aviation Administration: Efforts to Hire, Staff, and Train Air Traffic Controllers Are Generally on Track, but Challenges Remain
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08908t.pdf
· Federal Oversight of Food Safety: FDA Has Provided Few Details on the Resources and Strategies Needed to Implement its Food Protection Plan
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08909t.pdf
· Global War on Terrorism: Reported Obligations for the Department of Defense
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08853r.pdf
· International Trade: The United States Needs an Integrated Approach to Trade Preference Programs http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08907t.pdf
· Military Personnel: Army Needs to Better Enforce Requirements and Improve Record Keeping for Soldiers Whose Medical Conditions May Call for Significant Duty Limitations
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08546.pdf
· National Response Framework: FEMA Needs Policies and Procedures to Better Integrate Non-Federal Stakeholders in the Revision Process
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08768.pdf
· Supply Chain Security: Challenges to Scanning 100 Percent of U.S.-Bound Cargo Containers
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08533t.pdf

Heritage Foundation
· Congress Again Lards Iraq War Spending Bill
http://www.heritage.org/Research/Budget/wm1953.cfm
· The Pentagon's Balancing Act: A Special Address by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
http://www.heritage.org/Research/NationalSecurity/hl1087.cfm
· President Bush's Transatlantic Tour: The U.S. Must Pressure Europe on Afghanistan and Iran
http://www.heritage.org/Research/Europe/upload/wm_1952.pdf
· Supreme Court Backs Rights for Guantanamo Detainees http://blog.heritage.org/2008/06/12/supreme-court-backs-rights-for-guantanamo-detainees/

Human Rights Watch
· Collective Punishment: War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity in the Ogaden area of Ethiopia’s Somali Region
http://hrw.org/reports/2008/ethiopia0608/ethiopia0608webwcover.pdf
· Locked Up Alone: Detention Conditions and Mental Health at Guantanamo
http://hrw.org/reports/2008/us0608/us0608webwcover.pdf

International Crisis Group
· China’s Thirst for Oil, Asia Report
http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=5478&l=1

International Relations and Security Network
· Iran: Putting the brakes on Ahmadinejad
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=19060
· Sarkozy's Moment as Commander-in-Chief
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=19072
· Subdue Iran, Secure Iraq
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=19078
· Troubled elections in Macedonia http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=19055
· Xenophobic Attacks Mar Mbeki's Legacy
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=19065

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Focus June 10, 2008, v. 5, no. 22
http://www.jamestown.org/terrorism/news/article.php?issue_id=4519
· Terrorism Monitor June 12, 2008, v. 6, no. 12
http://www.jamestown.org/terrorism/news/article.php?issue_id=4521
· Turkish Generals Admit Military and Intelligence Coordination with Iran
http://www.jamestown.org/news_details.php?news_id=327

Lexington Institute
· How the Air Force Fell So Far
http://lexingtoninstitute.org/1274.shtml

National Intelligence Council
· Conference Report: Disruptive Civil Technologies- Six Technologies with Potential Impacts on US Interests out to 2025
http://www.dni.gov/nic/PDF_GIF_confreports/disruptivetech/disruptive_tech_main.pdf

National Security Archive
· One Minute To Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/cuba_mis_cri/dobbs/index.htm
· U.S. Military Hoped for Virtually Unlimited Freedom of Action in Iraq: Drafting of U.S.-Iraq Security Agreement Began Nearly Five Years Ago
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB252/index.htm

RAND
· An Argument for Documenting Casualties: Violence Against Iraqi Civilians 2006
http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2008/RAND_MG740.pdf
· Analytic Support to Intelligence in Counterinsurgencies
http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2008/RAND_MG682.pdf
· Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan: RAND Counterinsurgency Study -- Volume 4
http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2008/RAND_MG595.pdf
· Evaluation of the New York City Police Department Firearm Training and Firearm-Discharge Review Process
http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2008/RAND_MG717.pdf
· Invisible Wounds of War: Quantifying the Societal Costs of Psychological and Cognitive Injuries [Christine Eibner, Testimony presented before the Joint Economic Committee on June 12, 2008]
http://www.rand.org/pubs/testimonies/2008/RAND_CT309.pdf
· Invisible Wounds of War: Summary of Key Findings on Psychological and Cognitive Injuries [Lisa H. Jaycox, Testimony presented before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs on June 11, 2008.]
http://www.rand.org/pubs/testimonies/2008/RAND_CT307.pdf
· Invisible Wounds of War: Recommendations for Addressing Psychological and Cognitive Injuries [Terri Tanielian, Testimony presented before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs on June 11, 2008]
http://www.rand.org/pubs/testimonies/2008/RAND_CT308.pdf
· The Rise of Political Islam in Turkey
http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2008/RAND_MG726.pdf
· U.S. Competitiveness in Science and Technology
http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2008/RAND_MG674.pdf

Strategic Studies Institute/Army War College
· Chavez - The Beginning of the End
http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB872.pdf
· From the New Middle Ages to a New Dark Age: The Decline of the State and U.S. Strategy
http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB867.pdf
· U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol. I: Theory of War and Strategy
http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB870.pdf
· U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol. II: National Security Policy and Strategy
http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB871.pdf

US Institute of Peace
· Afghanistan: Not Lost, But Needs More Attention
http://www.usip.org/pubs/usipeace_briefings/2008/0611_afghanistan.html
· Domestic Agencies in Reconstruction and Stabilization: The "4th D" http://www.usip.org/pubs/usipeace_briefings/2008/0612_reconstruction_stabilization.html
· Making Bosnia Work: Why EU Accession is Not Enough
http://www.usip.org/pubs/usipeace_briefings/2008/0613_bosnia.html

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Ahmadinezhad Deflects Criticism with Attacks on Clerics
http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC05.php?CID=2900
· Energy in Danger: Iran, Oil, and the West
http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/pubPDFs/PolicyFocus83.pdf
· Israel and Hizballah: 2006 and 2008
http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC05.php?CID=2897