Sunday, December 28, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 12-26-2008

American Enterprise Institute
· Bush the Hall Monitor

· Defense Spending Would Be Great Stimulus

· Venting in Athens

· Afghanistan Update [December 23, 2008]

· Iran Update [December 22, 2008]

Brookings Institution
· The Current Detainee Population of Guantánamo: An Empirical Study

· Don’t Forget the Human Infrastructure

· Economy, Housing Woes Slow Migration, Census Shows

· How to Win Islam Over

· The Millennium Challenge Corporation: An Opportunity for the Next President

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDAI)
· Mexico: Current and Future Political, Economic and Security Trends
· President Al Gore and the 2003 Iraq War: A Counterfactual Critique of Conventional "W"isdom

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· BBC Live at Carnegie: Foreign Policy for Obama

· Bloodbath in Bombay: India's Leading Voices Speak Out

Center for Defense Information (CDI)
Defense Monitor v. 27, November-December 2008

o U.S. Nuclear Forces and Conventional Force Alternatives
o Getting to Zero
o Joint Strike Fighter: The Latest Hotspot in the U.S. Defense Meltdown
o The Other Meltdown: Our Defenses
o Restricting U.S. Access to the ISS?: One of Missile Defense's Unintended Consequences
o Countdown to Air Force Cyber Command Stopped

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· America's Self-Destroying Air Power: Becoming Your Own Peer Threat

· The Oil Market: It’s All About Demand For Now

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Factors Underlying the Decline in Manufacturing Employment Since 2000

· Historical Effective Tax Rates, 1979 to 2005: Supplement with Additional Data on Sources of Income and High-Income Households

Defense Science Board (DBS)
Challenges to Military Operations in Support of U.S. Interests
o Vol I - Executive Summary

o Vol II - Main Report

· Permanent Task Force on Nuclear Weapons Surety Report: Nuclear Weapons Inspections for the Strategic Nuclear Forces

Department of Defense
· DoD Directive 3000.07, Irregular Warfare (IW), December 1, 2008

· DoD Directive 5200.41, DoD Centers for Regional Security Studies, July 30, 2004; Certified Current as of December 5, 2008
· DoD Instruction 2205.02, Humanitarian and Civic Assistance (HCA) Activities, December 2, 2008
· DoD Instruction 8410.02, NetOps for the Global Information Grid (GIG), December 19, 2008
· Directive-Type Memorandum DTM-08-006, DoD Implementation of Homeland Security Presidential Directive - 12 (HSPD-12), November 26, 2008 - POSTED 12/5/2008
· Directive-Type Memorandum DTM-08-034, DoD Counterthreat Finance (CTF) Policy, December 2, 2008 - POSTED 12/5/2008

Department of Defense Inspector General
· Semiannual Report to Congress, April 1, 2008- September 30, 2008

Department of Homeland Security
· National Incident Management Systems [Dec 2008]

Department of Homeland Security. Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA)
· Advance Passenger Information System – Voluntary Rail and Bus Submissions (APIS-VRBS)

· Automated Commercial System (ACS)/ Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)- Importer Security Filing Data

· Automated Targeting System (ATS) Update

· Changes to Requirements Affecting H-2A Nonimmigrants and Changes to Requirements Affecting H-2B Nonimmigrants and Employers Final Rules

· Department of Homeland Security State, Local, and Regional Fusion Center Initiative

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· The Greek Riots: Anomic Youths, Headless Government

· Just What Is Happening in Canada—and What Does It Mean?

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Defense Logistics: Improved Analysis and Cost Data Needed to Evaluate the Cost-effectiveness of Performance Based Logistics GAO-09-41

· DOD Personnel Clearances: Preliminary Observations about Timeliness and Quality GAO-09-261R

· Homeland Security Grant Program Risk-Based Distribution Methods: Presentation to Congressional Committees - November 14, 2008 and December 15, 2008. GAO-09-168R

Heritage Foundation
· America Should Support the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership

· The Future of the WTO Doha Round
· How a Public Health Plan Will Erode Private Care

Human Rights Watch
· Besieged, Displaced, and Detained: The Plight of Civilians in Sri Lanka’s Vanni Region

· Left to Survive: Systematic Failure to Protect Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Greece

Institute for the Analysis of Global Security
Journal of Energy Security, December 2008

o The Big Gas Troika: A Lot of Hot Air
o Can The United States Drill Its Way to Energy Security?
o Canadian Arctic Energy Security
o Gas Exporting Countries Forum: The Russian-Iranian Gas Cartel
o Russia’s Financial Market Meltdown: Energy Security Implications

International Crisis Group
· Somalia: To Move Beyond the Failed State

International Relations and Security Network
· The French White Paper on Defense and National Security

Lexington Institute
· Economic Security: A George Bush Lesson for Mr. Obama

Lowry Institute for International Policy
· Australian aid to Africa

· Engaging Pakistan

National Defense University. Industrial College of the Armed Forces
· National Security Policy Process: The National Security Council and Interagency System

National Security Archive
· Documentos del Archivo del Terror de Paraguay Desmienten la Fuga de Prisioneros

· Kissinger Telephone Conversation Transcripts

Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
· Internet Overtakes Newspapers as News Source

· Community Policing and Crime: The Process and Impact of Problem-Solving in Oakland

Strategic Studies Institute
· HAMAS and Israel: Conflicting Strategies of Group-Based Politics

Washington Institute for Near East Studies
· Prevent Breakdown, Prepare for Breakthrough: How President Obama Can Promote Israeli-Palestinian Peace

White House
· Highlights of Accomplishments and Results: The Administration of President George W. Bush, 2001-2009

· 100 Things Americans May Not Know About the Bush Administration Record