Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 12-12-2008

Air University
· Air & Space Power Journal, Winter 2008, v. 22, no.

o Lichte on Leadership: A Yankees Fan’s Perspective by Gen Arthur J. Lichte
o Global Vigilance, Reach, and Power by Lt Col Paul D. Berg
o Defense of US Space Assets: A Legal Perspective by Capt Adam E. Frey
o Shifting the Air Force’s Support Ideology to Exploit Combined Arms in the Close Fight by Lt Col Collin T. Ireton
o Why We Should End the Aviator Continuation Pay Bonus Program by Maj Brian E. A. Maue
o An Airman’s View of United States Air Force Airpower by Dr. Stephen E. Wright
o Asking the Right Questions by Capt David Blair
o Asymmetric Air Support by Maj Gary L. Burg
o Human Performance Enhancement: Überhumans or Ethical Morass? By Col Lex Brown, and Lt Col Anthony P. Tvaryanas
o Air-Mindedness by Dr. Dale L. Hayden
o The Reconstitution Imperative© by Les Doggrell
o Self-Evaluation: A Disconnect in Our Values by Col Jim Slife
o Control of Theater Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance for the Ground Commander by Maj Steven Maceda

American Enterprise Institute
· Can a Nuclear Iran Be Contained or Deterred?

· How Europe Escaped Speaking Arabic

Amnesty International
· Mauritania's Security Forces Guilty of Routine Torture

Border Network for Human Rights
· U.S. – Mexico Border Policy Report “Effective Border Policy: Security, Responsibility and Human Rights at the U.S. – Mexico Border”

Brookings Institution
· Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega: Not Another Mugabe, Please

· Regional Cooperation in Central Asia: Another Step Forward with CAREC
· Strengthen the Millennium Challenge Corporation: Better Results are Possible

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· Canada, the USA, and the Financial Crisis: Risks and Opportunities

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Islamists in Politics: The Dynamics of Participation

· Syrian–Israeli Peace: A Possible Key to Regional Change

· U.S. Nuclear Forces in Europe to Zero? Yes, But Not Yet

Center for American Progress
· Building a Military for the 21st Century

· The Challenge Facing a Shared Vision for Action to Avoid Dangerous Climate Change
· A Framework for Achieving Energy Security and Arresting Global Warming
· The Global Meltdown: A Background Brief

· The Neglected Alliance: Restoring U.S.–Turkish Relations to Meet 21st Century Challenges
· Interactive Map: U.S. Must Lead Global Action on Economy: Many G20 Countries Are Struggling to Cope · Restoring U.S.–Turkish Relations to Meet 21st Century Challenges
· Transitioning to a New U.S. International Economic Policy: Toward a “Global Deal” to Revive and Broaden the Benefits of Growth

Center for National Policy
· Agility Across the Spectrum: a Future Force Blueprint

· Challenges for the Army in the 21st Century

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
· Central Asia Becomes A Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· International Collaborative Online Networks: Lessons Identified from the Public, Private, and Nonprofit Sectors

· Iranian Weapons of Mass Destruction: Part V: The Broader Strategic Context

· Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency
· South Asia Monitor: The Refugee Problem: Looking Toward Afghanistan’s Long-Term Stability
· Transitioning Defense Organizational Initiatives: An Assessment of Key 2001-2008 Defense Reforms
· The United States and Southeast Asia: Toward a Strategy for Enhanced Cooperation
· Winning in Afghanistan: Creating Effective Afghan Security Forces

Centre for European Reform
· Ten Things Everyone Should Know About the Sino-Russian Relationship

Committee on the Present Danger
· Marching Towards Nuclearization: Iran Approaches Another Nuclear Milestone

Congress. House Oversight & Government Reform Committee
· Draft Report regarding President Bush's Assertion of Executive Privilege in Response to the Committee Subpoena to Attorney General Michael V. Mukasey

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· Senate Armed Services Committee Inquiry into the Treatment of Detainees in U.S. Custody

Congress. Senate. Environment and Public Works Committee
· U.S. Senate Minority Report: More than 650 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims Scientists Continue to Debunk “Consensus” in 2008

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2009-030 Marine Corps Implementation of the Urgent Universal Needs Process for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles, December 8, 2008 (Project No. D2008-D000AE-0174.000). The report is For Official Use Only. Results in Brief (Unclassified)

Department of Homeland Security Office of Immigration Statistics
· Immigration Enforcement Actions: 2007 Annual Report

Director of National Intelligence
· Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 651 - Performance Management System Requirements for the Intelligence Community Civilian Workforce

Emergency Medicine Foundation
· The National Report Card on the State of Emergency Medicine: Evaluating the Emergency Care Environment State by State

Foreign Policy Research Institute
· Where is Egypt Headed?

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Actions Taken to Implement the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 GAO-09-59R
· Homeland Security: U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology Program Planning and Execution Improvements Needed GAO-09-96
· Radio Communications: Congressional Action Needed to Ensure Agencies Collaborate to Develop a Joint Solution GAO-09-133

· Status of GAO Recommendations to the Department of Defense (Fiscal Years 2001-2007). GAO-09-d201R
· Terrorism Insurance: Status of Coverage Availability for Attacks Involving Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, or Radiological Weapons. GAO-09-39
· Troubled Asset Relief Program: Additional Actions Needed to Better Ensure Integrity, Accountability, and Transparency GAO-09-266T

Heritage Foundation
· After Mumbai: Time to Strengthen U.S.–India Counterterrorism Cooperation

· Britain's Armed Forces: Victorious Abroad, Imperiled at Home
· Electromagnetic Pulse Attacks

· Successful Missile Defense Test Shows Technology Not "Unproven"

Human Rights Watch
· Closing Ranks Against Accountability: Barriers to Tackling Police Violence in Turkey

· Killings in Kiwanja: The UN’s Inability to Protect Civilians
· "So Much to Fear": War Crimes and the Devastation of Somalia
· An Unbreakable Cycle: Drug Dependency Treatment, Mandatory Confinement, and HIV/AIDS in China’s Guangxi Province

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
· Ethiopia and Eritrea in Turmoil: Implications for Peace and Security in a Troubled Region, Jonathan Ewing

· ISS Paper 174: The Nile: Is it a Curse or Blessing? Debay Tadesse

Institute for the Study of Diplomacy
· America’s Role in the World: Foreign policy Choices for the Next President

International Council on Security and Development
· Struggle For Kabul: The Taliban Advance

International Crisis Group
· Bangladesh: Elections and Beyond

· Central African Republic: Untangling the Political Dialogue
· Northern Uganda: The Road to Peace, with or Without Kony

International Relations and Security Network
· Bosnia: Blame Santa

· Costs of War: Silent Suffering
· Intel Brief: Nuclear Floats
· Kuwait's Political Morass
· The Neo-Taliban: A Year On
· Switzerland: Executive Sweepstakes

· UN Declaration of Human Rights at 60: What Role for EU Foreign Policy?

Lexington Institute
· Navy Plan for Huge Network Looks Likely to Fail

· Telling the Aerospace Story in an Era of Economic Decline

National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
· Cleaning Up America’s Nuclear Weapons Complex

National Security Agency (NSA)
· West Wind Clear: Cryptology and the Winds Message Controversy - A Documented History

New America Foundation
· Changing the Culture of Pentagon Contracting

· U.S. Weapons at War 2008

Project on Defense Alternatives
· Forceful Engagement: Rethinking the Role of Military Power in US Global Policy

· Re-Envisioning Defense: An Agenda for US Policy Debate & Transition

· A Call to Revitalize the Engines of Government

· Chinese Corporate Governance: History and Institutional Framework

· Marrying Prevention and Resiliency: Balancing Approaches to an Uncertain Terrorist Threat

· Midseason Influenza Vaccine Use by Adults in the U.S.: Detailed Survey Data Tables
· Midseason Influenza Vaccine Use by Adults in the U.S.: A Snapshot as of Mid-November 2008
· Producing Liquid Fuels from Coal: Prospects and Policy Issues
· Supporting Air and Space Expeditionary Forces: Analysis of CONUS Centralized Intermediate Repair Facilities

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
· State of World Population 2008

Union of Concerned Scientists
· UCS Backgrounder - Missile Defense Test FTG-05

US Institute of Peace
· Evaluating Iraq’s Provincial Reconstruction Teams While Drawdown Looms: A USIP Trip Report

· Preventing Genocide: A Blueprint for U.S. Policymakers

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· The EU and Syria Move Closer

· In Her Own Words: Hillary Clinton on the Middle East
· West Bank Hardball: Fatah's Offensive Against Hamas

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