Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 10-09-2009

American Political Science Association
· U.S. Standing in the World: Causes, Consequences, and the Future

Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
· Army Budget Analysis Fiscal Year 2010

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
· Targeting Nuclear Programs in War and Peace

Brookings Institution
· Breaking the Immigration Stalemate: From Deep Disagreements to Constructive Proposals

· Economic Cost and Health Care Workforce Effects of School Closures in the U.S.

· Expect Delays: An Analysis of Air Travel Trends in the United States
· States of Conflict: An Update

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Dealing with Iran: The Power of Legitimacy

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· US Nuclear Forces: Meeting the Challenge of a Proliferated World

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Iraq: Creating a Strategic Partnership

· US Strategy in Afghanistan

Center for Technology and National Security (CTNS)
· Defense Horizon, no. 28, September 2009 - Cyberspace and the "First Battle" in 21st- Century War

Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction
· Are We Prepared?: Four WMD Crises that Could Transform U.S. Security

· Aligning Disarmament to Nuclear Dangers: Off to a Hasty START?
· Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
· President Nixon's Decision to Renounce the U.S. Offensive Biological Weapons Program [Case Study Series, no. 1]

City of New York
· Gun Show Undercover

· Gun Show Undercover: Report on Illegal Sales at Gun Shows

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearing

*The Department of Defense’s Rapid Acquisition Process: Is It a Model For Improving Acquisition? [March 8, 2009]
· Skelton Sends Letter to President: Best Approach in Afghanistan is a Properly Resourced Counter-insurgency Strategy

Congress. House. Science and Technology Committee
· Investing in High-Risk, High-Reward Research

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Confronting al-Qaeda: Understanding the Threat in Afghanistan and Beyond

· The Proposed U.S.-UAE Agreement on Civilian Cooperation

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
· No Safe Haven: Accountability for Human Rights Violators, Part II

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Withdrawal of U.S. Forces from Iraq: Possible Timelines and Estimated Costs

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· The Cost of Commitment in Afghanistan

· The Danger of Delay in Afghan Policymaking

· Pakistan's Education System and Links to Extremism

· Timeline : U.S. War in Afghanistan

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2010-001 Review of Whistleblower Disclosure Regarding the DoD Defense Technical Information Center

· D-2009-113 Medical Equipment Used to Support Operations in Southwest Asia

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-09-101 - Vulnerabilities Highlight the Need for More Effective Web Security Management (Redacted)

· OIG-09-103 – Effectiveness of the Department of Homeland Security Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (Redacted)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· The Foreign Fighter Problem: A Conference Report

Fundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior
· Leaving The Civilians Behind: The 'Soldier-Diplomat' in Afghanistan And Iraq

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Briefing on Air Force's Response on Fee-For-Service Aerial Refueling, GAO-10-124R

· Civilian Agencies' Development and Implementation of Insourcing Guidelines, GAO-10-58R

· Defense Acquisitions: Rapid Acquisition of MRAP Vehicles, GAO-10-155T [testimony]

· Homeland Defense: Planning, Resourcing, and Training Issues Challenge DOD's Response to Domestic Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosive Incidents, GAO-10-123
· Telecommunications: Current Broadband Measures Have Limitations and New Measures Are Promising but Need Improvement, GAO-10-49
· Transportation Security Administration: TSA Executive Attrition Has Declined, but Better Information Is Needed on Reasons for Leaving and Executive Hiring Process, GAO-10-139
· Troubled Asset Relief Program: Capital Purchase Program Transactions for October 28, 2008, through September 25, 2009, and Information on Financial Agency Agreements, Contracts, Blanket Purchase Agreements, and Interagency Agreements Awarded as of September 18, 2009 (GAO-10-24SP, October 2009), an e-supplement to GAO-10-16
· Troubled Asset Relief Program: One Year Later, Actions Are Needed to Address Remaining Transparency and Accountability Challenges, GAO-10-16

Heritage Foundation
· 50 Examples of Government Waste

· Freezing Telecom Immunity Would Chill Counterterrorism Efforts

· Patriot Act: A Chance to Commit to National Security

· A Policy Agenda for the U.S.-Russia Congressional Caucus
· Shortsighted U.S. Policies on Afghanistan to Bring Long-Term Problems

· Time for Tougher Sanctions on Iran's Terrorist Regime

Hoover Institution
· PRC-Taiwan: Cross-Strait Relations, A Confederacy of Skeptics

Human Rights Watch
· Freedom to Create Associations: A Declarative Regime in Name Only

· No Tally of the Anguish: Accountability in Maternal Health Care in India
· The Way Forward: Ending Human Rights Abuses and Repression across Sudan

Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Conflict in Georgia (IIFFMCG)
· Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Conflict in Georgia Report

· v.1

· v.2

· v.3

Institute of Homeland Security Solutions
· The American Community Survey and Enhanced Community-Level Social Vulnerability Assessment

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Excerpts from Internal IAEA Document on Alleged Iranian Nuclear Weaponization

Institute for Security Studies
· ISS Paper 200: The Political Development of Somaliland and its Conflict with Puntland

Institute for Gulf Affairs
· The Saudi Terror Problem on the Rise Since September 11

Institute for the Study of War
· Forces Available for Afghanistan, 2009-2010

· Key Facts on Afghanistan

Interagency Threat Assessment and Coordination Group
· Intelligence Guide for First Responders

International Crisis Group
· Nagorno-Karabakh: Getting to a Breakthrough

International Relations and Security Network
· Afghanistan: From Insurgency To Insurrection

· Azerbaijan: Assassination, Conspiracy

· Iran's Nuclear Revelations

· Minefield Mayhem

· Turkey's Political-Emotional Transition

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, October 7, 2009, v. 9, no. 20

*Jiang Zemin Casts Long Shadow over National Day Parade
*Obama’s China Trip: Forging Middle Class Ties
*War Talk: Perceptual Gaps in “Chindia” Relations
*Strategic Implications of Chinese Aid and Investment in Latin America

Joint Chiefs of Staff
· Joint Pub 2-01.3, Joint Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment

Law Library of Congress
· Lincoln and the Law

National Academies Press
· Avoiding Technology Surprise for Tomorrow's Warfighter: A Symposium Report [free download - registration required]

· Emergency and Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels for Selected Submarine Contaminants: Volume 3 [free download - registration required]

· Persistent Forecasting of Disruptive Technologies [free download - registration required]

· Responsible Research with Biological Select Agents and Toxins

National Security Archive
· A Different October Revolution: Dismantling the Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe

· Posada Carriles Built Bombs for, and Informed on, Jorge Mas Canosa, CIA Records Reveal
· State Department Cable says Colombian Army Responsible for Palace of Justice Deaths, Disappearances

Nautilus Institute
· U.S. Strategy Towards North Korea: Rebuilding Dialogue and Engagement

New America Foundation
· Pakistani Capabilities for a Counterinsurgency Campaign—a Net Assessment

Office of the Director of National Intelligence/Office of General Counsel
· 2009 Intelligence Community Legal Reference Book [large file]

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
· Mapping the Global Muslim Population: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World's Muslim Population

Pew Research Center for the People & The Press
· October 2009 Political Survey

Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journal
· Covering the Great Recession

· Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar

· How Have Deployments During the War on Terrorism Affected Reenlistment?

· Improving the Impact and Effectiveness of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee

Small War Journal
· Marketing Framework in Support of Non-Lethal Fires

· Operational Check-Fire: An Assessment of Our Operational Concept of Operations in Support of the Pakistan-Afghanistan Interagency Policy and Goals
· Threats in Southern Iraq Ahead of a U.S. Withdrawal

Henry L Stimson
· Bridging the Security/Development Divide with UN Security Council Resolution 1540: A Case Study Approach

· Iraq’s New Reality: The Impact of Conflict on Minorities, Refugees, and the Internally Displaced

Strategic Studies Institute
· The Army's Professional Military Ethic in an Era of Persistent Conflict

· Guide to Rebuilding Public Sector Services in Stability Operations: A Role for the Military

Taiwan Journal of Democracy
· Brendan Whitty & Hamish Nixon, "The Impact Of Counter-Terrorism Objectives On Democratization And Statebuilding In Afghanistan" Taiwan Journal of Democracy, July 2009, Volume 5, No.1: 187-218

UN Office of Drugs and Crime
· Handbook on Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism

US Institute of Peace
· Guiding Principles for Stabilization and Reconstruction

· Haiti after the Donors’ Conference: A Way Forward

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Hamas in Combat: The Military Performance of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement

· Battleground or Common Ground?: American Public Opinion on Health Care Reform

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