Saturday, November 22, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 11-21-2008

Air Force Space Command
High Frontier, November 2008, Vol. 5, No. 1 "Space Protection"
· Work Worth Doing by US Representative Terry Everett
· First Steps Towards a Strategic Position by Dr. Andrew W. Palowitch
· The Challenge of Protecting Space Capabilities by Dr. Wanda M. Austin
· Promoting the Safe and Responsible Use of Space: Toward a 21st Century Transparency Framework by Maj Patrick A. Brown
· Components of a Space Assurance Strategy by Mr. Samuel Black
· Probability of Survival by Col Lee W. Rosen and Lt Col Carol P. Welsch
· Moving Beyond SSA: An Attribution Architecture for Space Control by Maj Wallace “Rhet” Turnbull
· Fractionated Satellites: Changing the Future of Risk and Opportunity for Space Systems by Mr. Naresh Shah and Dr. Owen C. Brown
· Space Situational Awareness Architecture Assessment by Mr. Phillip D. Bowen and Mr. Clifton Spier
· Action-based Approach for Space Protection by Mr. Steven Prebeck and Mr. Kenneth Chisolm
· Walking the Walk, Integrating Space Effects Planning into Ground Operations Now by Lt Col Stuart A. Pettis
· Are you a Sam or a Courtney? By Lt Col Robert J. Vercher and Lt Col Andrew S. Kovich

American Enterprise Institute
The U.S.-Japanese Alliance in a New Era

American Security Project
Avoiding Another Cold War: The Case for Collaboration with China
Beyond Domestic Law: Creating an International Legal Regime to Defeat Violent Jihadists · Reclaiming the Legal High Ground: Suggestions for the Incoming Administration
· Restoring the Rule of Law to American National Security and Foreign Policy

Amnesty International
Counting the Civilian Cost of the Georgia-Russia Conflict
Ugandan Government Must Establish Reparations Programme for War Victims

Atlantic Council
Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World

Barry McCaffrey
North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command After Action Report

Brookings Institution
Al-Qa`ida’s Presence and Influence in Lebanon
China's "New" Energy Administration
Syria Seeks Change: On Its Own Terms

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
The Dilemma of the Yemeni Detainees at Guantanamo Bay
· The President's Role in National Security Teams

Center for American Progress
Chemical Security 101: What You Don’t Have Can’t Leak, or Be Blown Up by Terrorists · Orienting the 2009 Nuclear Posture Review: A Roadmap
Partnership for Progress: Advancing a New Strategy for Prosperity and Stability in Pakistan and the Region
· The Price of Prevention: Getting Ahead of Global Crises

Center for Defense Information (CDI)
Afghanistan Update: October 2008
Missile Defense Update #8

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment (CSBA)
An Army at the Crossroads
Slides: Army
· Special Operation Forces: Future Challenges and Opportunities
· Slides: SOF
The US Marine Corps: Fleet Marine Forces for the 21st Century
Slides: Fleet Marine Forces for the 21st Century

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Defense Procurement by Paralysis: Costly Mortgages for the Next Administration
· The Iraq War: Progress in the Fighting and Security
· The NATO-Russia Relationship: Defining Moment or Deja Vu?
USCENTCOM and the Future: Establishing the Right Strategic Priorities
· Violence in the North Caucasus: Trends Since 2004

Century Foundation
Breaking Down Walls: Overcoming Institutional Barriers in Infrastructure Investment

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS)
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Guidance for 2008-2009

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
CTC Sentinel, v.1, no. 12 (November 2008)
· “The Dilemma of the Yemeni Detainees at Guantanamo Bay” by Gregory Johnson & Chris Boucek
· “Al-Qa`ida’s Presence and Influence in Lebanon” by Bilal Y. Saab
· “U.S. Cross-Border Raid Highlights Syria’s Role in Islamic Militancy” by Anonymous
· “Afghanistan’s Hear of Darkness: Fighting the Taliban in Kunar Province” by Brian Glyn Williams
· “Al-Qa`ida’s Changing Outlook on Pakistan” by Jarret Brachman
· “Violent Trends in Algeria Since 9/11” by Hanna Rogan
· “Interview with a Former Terrorist: Nasir Abbas’ Deradicalization Work in Indonesia” by Nick O’Brien
· “Shi`a Leaders Disagree on Integration of Sons of Iraq into Army” by Reidar Visser

Congress. House Armed Service Committee
Building Language Skills and Cultural Competencies in the Military: DOD's Challenge in Today's Educational Environment

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
Background Paper: The Outlook for Housing Starts, 2009 to 2012
· S. 3689, Economic Recovery Act of 2008 [cost estimates of the bill]

Council on Foreign Relations
Defense Spending During Economic Crisis
· Financial Crisis May Worsen Poverty in China, India
· U.S. Security Agreements and Iraq

Department of Defense
National Resource Directory

Department of Homeland Security
National Infrastructure Advisory Council Critical Infrastructure Partnership Strategic Assessment Final Report and Recommendations

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-09-03 - DHS' Plan for Implementing Secure Systems of Transportation

Director of National Intelligence
Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World

Foreign Policy Research Institute
Memory, Apologies, and International Reconciliation

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Approaches to Mitigate Freight Congestion GAO-09-163R
· Contract Management: DOD Developed Draft Guidance for Operational Contract Support but Has Not Met All Legislative Requirements GAO-09-114R
· Defense Acquisitions: Status of the Safety, Performance, and Reliability of the Expeditionary Fire Support System GAO-09-189R
· Defense Acquisitions: Timely and Accurate Estimates of Costs and Requirements Are Needed to Define Optimal Future Strategic Airlift Mix. GAO-09-50
· Department of Homeland Security: A Strategic Approach Is Needed to Better Ensure the Acquisition Workforce Can Meet Mission Needs GAO-09-30
Department of Homeland Security: Billions Invested in Major Programs Lack Appropriate Oversight GAO-09-29
· Foreign Assistance: State Department Foreign Aid Information Systems Have Improved Change Management Practices but Do Not Follow Risk Management Best Practices. GAO-09-52R
· Health Information Technology: More Detailed Plans Needed for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Redesigned BioSense Program GAO-09-100
International Environmental Oversight: U.S. Agencies Follow Certain Procedures Required by Law, but Have Limited Impact GAO-09-99
· Mandate on the Department of Defense's Contract Award Procedures for Directed Spending Items GAO-09-113R
Nuclear Safety: Department of Energy Needs to Strengthen Its Independent Oversight of Nuclear Facilities and Operations GAO-09-61

Heritage Foundation
British Defense Cuts Threaten the Anglo-American Special Relationship
China Gets Greener? Power and Growth Data Cannot Be Trusted
· Getting the Big Ideas Right: The Strategic Concepts that Helped Achieve Substantial Progress in Iraq
· Reforming U.S. Public Diplomacy for the 21st Century

Human Rights Watch
Fighting Terrorism Fairly and Effectively: Recommendations for President-Elect Barack Obama
Invisible Civilians: The Challenge of Humanitarian Access in Yemen’s Forgotten War

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
A Brief Guide to the Pelindaba Treaty: Towards Entry-into-Force of the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty
ISS Paper 173: The International Criminal Court and Its Work in Africa, Confronting the Myths
· ISS Paper 172: South Africa’s International Criminal Court Act
· ISS Paper 171: Ship Without Sails, Chemical and Biological Weapons Control in Africa
· ISS Paper 170: City Blues. Corruption and Corruption Management in South Africa’s Metropolitan Police Departments
Monograph No 154: Corruption and Social Grants in South Africa
· Monograph No 153: Corruption et Gouvernance en RDC Durant la Transition (2003-2006) · Monograph No 152: Militianisation of Resource Conflicts: The Case of Land-Based Conflict in the Mount Elgon Region of Western Kenya

International Relations and Security Network
The Algerian Group Standoff
· An Arms Trade Treaty: In Our Sights or in Our Dreams?
· Hebron: Building Crisis
· Kurdish Unrest Hits the Streets
· A Long Week in Burma

Lexington Institute
Air Power: The Navy Needs More Super Hornets

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
NIST NCSTAR 1A: Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7

Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)
Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: An Agenda for the Next President
Securing the Bomb, 2008

Pew Internet & American Life Project
When Technology Fails

Chinese Corporate Governance: History and Institutional Framework
Explaining the Increase in Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers During the Global War on Terror
Pacific Currents: The Responses of U.S. Allies and Security Partners in East Asia to China's Rise
Rethinking the Reserves
· The Role of the United States Postal Service in Public Safety and Security: Implications of Relaxing the Mailbox Monopoly

US Institute of Peace
Consolidating Disarmament: Lessons from Colombia’s Reintegration Program for Demobilized Paramilitaries

UK Parliament
The Contribution of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to ISTAR Capability: Government Response to the Committee's Thirteenth Report of Session 2007-08

US Army War College
Parameters, Autumn 2008, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 3
· “Tying US Defense Spending to GDP: Bad Logic, Bad Policy” by Travis Sharp

· “USJFCOM Commander’s Guidance for Effects-based Operations” by James N. Mattis
· “Effects-based Operations: More Important Than Ever” by Tomislav Z. Ruby
· “The Next Wave of Nuclear Proliferation” by Nader Elhefnawy
· “A Concert-Balance Strategy for a Multipolar World” by Michael Lind
· “Contractors: The New Element of Military Force Structure” by Mark Cancian
· “Why Contractor Fatalities Matter” by Steven L. Schooner
· “Global Counterinsurgency: Strategic Clarity for the Long War” by Daniel S. Roper
· “Time for a New Strategy” by William McDonough

U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission
2008 Annual Report to Congress

Wisconsin Department of Justice
Northeast Wisconsin Gang Assessment

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