Saturday, December 6, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 12-05-2008

Air University
Strategic Studies Quarterly Winter 2008, v. 2, no. 4
· Charting a Strategic Course in Interesting Times by LtGen Allen G. Peck, USAF
· Transformation in the French Air Force in an Era of Change by Général d’armée aérienne Stéphane Abrial, chef d’etat-major de l’armée de l’air
· In Service to the Nation . . . Air Force Research Institute Strategic Concept for 2018-2023 by Gen John A. Shaud, USAF, Retired
· Understanding Airpower: Bonfire of the Fallacies by Colin S. Gray
· Living in Interesting Times: The Economics of a Chinese Currency Attack by Col Jeffrey E. Haymond, USAF
· A Strategic Conversation about National Missile Defense by 1st Lt Alexi A. LeFevre, USAF
· Why Did It All Go Wrong? Reassessing British Counterinsurgency in Iraq by Warren Chin

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

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Research Institute (ADC-RI)
2003-2007 Report on Hate Crimes and Discrimination Against Arab Americans

Atlantic Council of the United States
Independent Commission on the Security Forces of Iraq

Getting to Zero Update, 4 December 2008
· Iran Update, 3 December 2008

Brookings Institution
Pathway to Coexistence: A New U.S. Policy Toward Iran
· Public Policies to Assist Internally Displaced Persons: The Role of Municipal Authorities
· A Time for Diplomatic Renewal: Toward a New U.S. Strategy in the Middle East

The Case Against Government Intervention in Energy Markets

Center for American Progress
A Framework for Achieving Energy Security and Arresting Global Warming

Center for Defense Information (CDI)
Bin Laden: Better "Dead" or "Alive"?

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
Remodeling the U.S. Government for Energy Security: Initial Findings from the Big Energy Map

Center for Security Policy
Fact vs. Fiction on Food vs. Fuel
· Intelligence Mis-Estimates
· The Jihadist-Multicultural Alliance

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
Defense Industrial Initiatives Current Issues: Defense Economics
How Soon is Safe?: Iraqi Force Development and Conditions-Based US Withdrawals
Saudi National Security and the Saudi-US Strategic Partnership
Special Brief: Homeland Security in an Obama Administration

Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism
The World at Risk OR

Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security
A Path Forward: Constitutional Protections in Homeland Security

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Terror Groups in India

Department of Defense
Memorandum for Secretaries of the Military Departments, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff…Subject: Recommendations on the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
D-2008-119 Construction Contracting Procedures Implemented by the Joint Contracting Command-Iraq/Afghanistan, September 29, 2008
· Errata memo

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
FBI: A Centennial History, 1908-2008
PRECIOUS METAL: Copper Theft Threatens U.S. Infrastructure
Today's FBI: Celebrating a Century of Service: Facts and Figures, 2008-2009

Fort Leavenworth. Combined Arms Center
Military Review, November-December 2008, v. 88, no. 6
· Enable from Overwatch: MNF-Iraq by General Raymond T. Odierno
· The Strategy of Protracted People’s War: Uganda by Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of the Republic of Uganda
· Rethinking IO: Complex Operations in the Information Age by Huba Wass de Czege
· IO Contest 2008, 1st Place --Irregular Warfare Information Operations: Understanding the Role of People, Capabilities, and Effects by Norman E. Emery
· Georgia: The War Russia Lost by Stephen J. Blank
· China’s Electronic Long-Range Reconnaissance by Timothy L. Thomas
· On Metaphors We are Led By Christopher R. Paparone
· Sociocultural Expertise and the Military: Beyond the Controversy by Pauline Kusiak
· Revisiting Modern Warfare: Counterinsurgency in the Mada’in Qada by David G. Fivecoat and Aaron T. Schwengler
· How Jesse James, the Telegraph, and the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 Can Help the Army Win the War on Terrorism by Peter E. Kunkel Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller)
· Planning Full Spectrum Operations: Implications of FM 3-0 on Planning Doctrine by Glenn A. Henke
· MacArthur Contest 2008, 1st Place-- Relooking Unit Cohesion: A Sensemaking Approach by Geoff van Epps
· Reconstruction: A Damaging Fantasy? By Amitai Etzioni

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Auto Industry: A Framework for Considering Federal Financial Assistance GAO-09-242T
· Auto Industry: A Framework for Considering Federal Financial Assistance GAO-09-247T
· Flood Insurance: FEMA's Rate-Setting Process Warrants Attention GAO-09-12
· International Climate Change Programs: Lessons Learned from the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme and the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism GAO-09-151
Transportation Security Administration's Suspension of the Butane Lighter Ban Onboard Commercial Aircraft GAO-09-177R
· Troubled Asset Relief Program: Additional Actions Needed to Better Ensure Integrity, Accountability, and Transparency GAO-09-161
· Troubled Asset Relief Program: Status of Efforts to Address Defaults and Foreclosures on Home Mortgages GAO-09-231T

Heritage Foundation
Assessing Plans to Deploy U.S. Military on the Homeland Security Front
· Cabinet-Level FEMA Not Needed
· Moving Forward with Ballistic Missile Defense: A Memo to President-elect Obama
Mumbai Massacres Prove Threat of Small Boats to National Security
· U.S. South Asia Regional - Not Kashmir - Envoy Needed
Yes, a Nuclear Iran Is Unacceptable: A Memo to President-elect Obama

Human Rights Watch
An Atmosphere of Quiet Repression: Freedom of Religion, Assembly and Expression in Kazakhstan
The Restriction of Political Space in the Democratic Republic of Congo
· Stuck in a Revolving Door: Iraqis and Other Asylum Seekers and Migrants at the Greece/Turkey Entrance to the European Union

Institute for Science International Security (ISIS)
Has Iran Achieved a Nuclear Weapons Breakout Capability? Not Yet, But Soon

International Crisis Group
Crisis Watch no. 64, 1 December 2008

International Relations and Security Network
Beijing's Latin America Inroads
· China's Cold War on Tibet
· Iran: Reacting to Obama
· Rhetoric: Western Balkan Recipe
· Vietnamese Inquisition
· The Word War: 'Yes, He Did'

Lexington Institute
Aerospace Plea Raises Broader Economic Questions

Lowry Institute for International Policy
The Sting of Climate Change: Malaria and Dengue Fever in Maritime Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands

Partnership for Public Service
In the Public We Trust: Renewing the Connection Between the Federal Government and the Public

Pew Global Attitudes Project
India: Global Optimism, Local Fears

Project on National Security Reform (PNSR)
Forging a New Shield

Enhancement by Enlargement: The Proliferation Security Initiative
The Problem of Measuring Emergency Preparedness: The Need for Assessing ‘Response Reliability’ as Part of Homeland Security Planning

US Army
Army Leader Transition Handbook
· Stability Operations (FM 3-07)

US Institute of Peace
PeaceWatch December 2008

US Joint Forces Command
The JOE2008. Joint Operating Environment Challenges and Implications for the Future Joint Force

Washington Institute for Near East Studies
Financial Setbacks for Hamas

White House
Fact Sheet: Defending Against Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism

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