Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 06-13-2008

American Enterprise Institute
· Two Decades Late: Military System to Fight,pubID.28132/pub_detail.asp

· Disaster Standards Needed in Asia

Canadian Government’s Integrated Threat Assessment Centre
· Lone-Wolf Attacks: A Developing Islamist Extremist Strategy?

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute
· Linkage: Foreign Policy, National Interests and Prosperity

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Arab Reform Bulletin: June 2008.

CATO Institute
· Cato Scholar Comments on Boumediene v. Bush Supreme Court Ruling

Center for a New American Security
· The Power of Balance: America in iAsia
· Shaping the Iraq Inheritance

Center for American Progress
· Afghanistan Needs More Than Money: Greater U.S. Leadership Is Needed to Fix Development Problems
· New Day, New Way: U.S. Foreign Assistance for the 21st Century
· Strengthening the Rule of Law in Afghanistan: Police and Judicial Sector Need Reform

Center for Defense Information
· GMD Test Cancelled by MDA
· Should FCS Be Next?

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
· NPT Briefing Book, 2008 Edition.

Center for Security Policy
· Firing Offense: USAF Tanker Contract

Center for Social Cohesion
· Virtual Caliphate: Islamic Extremists and their Websites

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· The Israeli and Syrian Conventional Military Balance
· Managing the Next Domestic Catastrophe: Ready (or Not)?
· Turkey's Shifting Dynamics: Implications for U.S.-Turkey Relations

Century Foundation Report
· America and the Emerging Iraqi Reality: New Goals, No Illusions

Congress. House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight
· The Decline in America’s Reputation Why?
· Related testimony
o Esther Brimmer
o Scott W. Hibbard
o John Tirman
o Webcast

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Evidence on the Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology
· Resource Implications of the Navy's Fiscal Year 2009 Shipbuilding Plan

Council on Foreign Relations
· Iraq Splinters on Security

Department of Defense
· FY2007 DoD Statistical Report on the Military Retirement System

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

Defense Science Board
· Report on Developmental Test & Evaluation

Director of National Intelligence
· Intelligence Community Legal Reference Book

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
· Crime Statistics 2007 -- The Preliminary Numbers
· The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Security Check Procedures for Immigration Applications and Petitions [audit report]

Foreign Policy Research Institute
· The Future of Globalization: A Transatlantic Perspective

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"

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

Heritage Foundation
· Congress Again Lards Iraq War Spending Bill
· The Pentagon's Balancing Act: A Special Address by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
· President Bush's Transatlantic Tour: The U.S. Must Pressure Europe on Afghanistan and Iran
· 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
· Locked Up Alone: Detention Conditions and Mental Health at Guantanamo

International Crisis Group
· China’s Thirst for Oil, Asia Report

International Relations and Security Network
· Iran: Putting the brakes on Ahmadinejad
· Sarkozy's Moment as Commander-in-Chief
· Subdue Iran, Secure Iraq
· Troubled elections in Macedonia
· Xenophobic Attacks Mar Mbeki's Legacy

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Focus June 10, 2008, v. 5, no. 22
· Terrorism Monitor June 12, 2008, v. 6, no. 12
· Turkish Generals Admit Military and Intelligence Coordination with Iran

Lexington Institute
· How the Air Force Fell So Far

National Intelligence Council
· Conference Report: Disruptive Civil Technologies- Six Technologies with Potential Impacts on US Interests out to 2025

National Security Archive
· One Minute To Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War
· U.S. Military Hoped for Virtually Unlimited Freedom of Action in Iraq: Drafting of U.S.-Iraq Security Agreement Began Nearly Five Years Ago

· An Argument for Documenting Casualties: Violence Against Iraqi Civilians 2006
· Analytic Support to Intelligence in Counterinsurgencies
· Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan: RAND Counterinsurgency Study -- Volume 4
· Evaluation of the New York City Police Department Firearm Training and Firearm-Discharge Review Process
· 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]
· 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.]
· 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]
· The Rise of Political Islam in Turkey
· U.S. Competitiveness in Science and Technology

Strategic Studies Institute/Army War College
· Chavez - The Beginning of the End
· From the New Middle Ages to a New Dark Age: The Decline of the State and U.S. Strategy
· U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol. I: Theory of War and Strategy
· U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol. II: National Security Policy and Strategy

US Institute of Peace
· Afghanistan: Not Lost, But Needs More Attention
· Domestic Agencies in Reconstruction and Stabilization: The "4th D"
· Making Bosnia Work: Why EU Accession is Not Enough

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Ahmadinezhad Deflects Criticism with Attacks on Clerics
· Energy in Danger: Iran, Oil, and the West
· Israel and Hizballah: 2006 and 2008

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