Sunday, February 28, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 02-26-2010

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
· Between Patronage and Rebellion: Student Politics in Afghanistan

American Enterprise Institute - Critical Threats Project
· The FATA Conflict after South Waziristan: Pakistan’s War against Militants Continues in Orakzai, Kurram, Bajaur, and North Waziristan

Arms Sales Monitoring Project
· Missile Watch, February 2010, v. 3, no. 1

Army War College
· Information as Power: An Anthology of Selected United States Army War College Student Papers

· v. 4
· v. 3
· v. 2

· v. 1
· Parameters, Winter 2009-2010, v. 39, no. 4

o “What’s the Matter with Being a Strategist (Now)? by Charles P. Moore
o “The Cultural Imperative for Professional Military Education and Leader Development” by Allison Abbe and Stanley M. Halpin
o “The NFP Strategic Leader” by R. Craig Bullis
o “A Historical Basis for Force Requirements in Counterinsurgency” by Steven M. Goode
o “The Role of the Military in Presidential Politics” by Steve Corbett and Michael J. Davidson
o “The Engagement of Military Voice” by Charles D. Allen and Breena E. Coates
o “Contractors as Military Professionals?” by Gary Schaub, Jr., and Volker Franke
o “In Search of the Art and Science of Strategic Communication” by Dennis M. Murphy

Australian Government
· Counter-Terrorism White Paper, Securing Australia – Protecting our Community

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· Here to Help: Strengthening the Defence Role in Australian Disaster Management

Brookings Institution
· Afghanistan Index : Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated February 19, 2010]

o Archive

· If China Stops Buying our Debt, Will Calamity Follow?

· Toughing it Out in Afghanistan

· War Games: America's Army

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
· Arsenal’s End? American Power and the Global Defense Industry

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
· No. 68 - Finland: Crisis Management and Territorial Defence

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· Why AirSea Battle?

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· Agricultural Productivity in Changing Rural Worlds

· Barriers to Reconciliation in Iraq: Tensions Between Sunnis, Shi’Ites, and Kurds, and the Role of External Powers
· El Trafico Ilicito en el Corredor Mesoamericano
· Russia-Europe Energy Relations: Implications for U.S. Policy

Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress
· Mobilizing NATO for Afghanistan & Pakistan: An Assessment of Alliance Capabilities

Centre for Social Cohesion
· Blood & Honour: Britain's Far-Right Militants

Chicago Council on Global Affairs
· Engaging Religious Communities Abroad: A New Imperative for U.S. Foreign Policy

China Security
· China Security, 2010, Issue 16 -
The Limits of Partnership: China, NATO and the Afghan War

Command and Control Research Program
· C2 Journal , v. 4, no. 2 -
Knowledge Sharing as a Contingency in the Design of Counterterrorism Organizations by Mark E. Nissen and Tara A. Leweling
· C2 Journal , v. 4, no. 1

o Special Issue: "Agility and Interoperability for 21st Century Command and Control"
o Semantic Service Discovery for Interoperability in Tactical Military Networks
o Frank T. Johnsen, Marianne Rustad, Trude Hafsøe, and Anders Eggen
o A Behavioral Model of Team Sensemaking
o Ellen Powers, Frank Stech, and Kevin Burns
o Implications of Operationalizing a Comprehensive Approach:
o Defining What Interagency Interoperability Really Means
o Andrew P. Williams
o Formalization and Agility in Military Headquarters Planning
o Alexander Kalloniatis and Iain Macleod

Combined Arms Research Library
· Nafziger Collection of Orders of Battle [compilation of orders of battle from 1600 to 1945]

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o Private Sector Perspectives on Department of Defense Information Technology and Cybersecurity Activities [February 25, 2010]
o Defense Acquisition Reform Panel – Expert Perspectives on Managing the Defense Acquisition System and the Defense Acquisition Workforce [February 25, 2010]
o Energy Management and Initiatives on Military Installations. [February 24, 2010]
o Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Requests – Air Force, Army and Navy

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
· Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Drinking Water: Risks to Human Health and the Environment

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Oversight: Hard Lessons Learned in Iraq and Benchmarks for Future Reconstruction Efforts

· Promoting Security Through Diplomacy and Development: The Fiscal Year 2011 International Affairs Budget

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Is the Medical Community Ready if Disaster or Terrorism Strikes: Closing the Gap in Medical Surge Capacity

· Flight 253: Learning Lessons from an Averted Tragedy
· Furthering the Mission or Having Fun: Lax Travel Policies Cost DHS Missions

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· Contracting in a Counterinsurgency: An Examination of the Blackwater-Paravant Contract and the Need for Oversight

· Operation Moshtarak in Helmand Province, Afghanistan

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee
· Aviation Safety: One Year After the Crash of Flight 3407

· Cybersecurity: Next Steps to Protect Our Critical Infrastructure

· Improving Energy Efficiency Through Technology and Communications Innovation

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Foreign Policy Priorities in the FY11 International Affairs Budget

· Afghan Women and Girls: Building the Future of Afghanistan
· Examining the U.S.- Nigeria Relationship in a Time of Transition

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
· Interagency Contracts (Part 1): Overview and Recommendations for Reform

· Countdown to Census Day: Progress Report on the Census Bureau’s Preparation for Enumeration
· Blue, Gold and Green: How Delaware State and Local Governments are Cutting Their Energy Costs

Department of Defense
· Directive-Type Memorandum DTM 09-026 - Responsible and Effective Use of Internet-based Capabilities

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
· Chair's Report: Trans-Pacific Symposium on Dismantling Transnational Illicit Networks

Eldis Gateway to Development and Environment Information
· Promoting Peace and Democracy Through Security Sector Reform

Foreign Policy
· Foreign Policy, March/April 2010 The New Rules of War by John Arquilla

· War Games

Fundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior (FRIDE)
· Transatlantic Policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan in Obama Year One: Missed Opportunities

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Aviation Safety: Preliminary Information on Aircraft Icing and Winter Operations, GAO-10-441T [testimony]

· Coast Guard: Observations on the Requested Fiscal Year 2011 Budget, Past Performance, and Current Challenges, GAO-10-411T [testimony]

· Coast Guard: Service Has Taken Steps to Address Historic Personnel Problems, but It Is too Soon to Assess the Impact of These Efforts, GAO-10-268R
· Combating Nuclear Terrorism: Actions Needed to Better Prepare to Recover from Possible Attacks Using Radiological or Nuclear Materials, GAO-10-204
· Defense Acquisitions: Missile Defense Transition Provides Opportunity to Strengthen Acquisition Approach, GAO-10-311

· DOD Assessments of Supplier-Base Availability for Future Defense Needs, GAO-10-317R

· Emergency Preparedness: FEMA Faces Challenges Integrating Community Preparedness Programs into Its Strategic Approach, GAO-10-193

· Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Report of the United States Government

· Military Personnel: Additional Actions Are Needed to Strengthen DOD's and the Coast Guard's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Programs, GAO-10-215

· Military Personnel: DOD's and the Coast Guard's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Programs Need to Be Further Strengthened, GAO-10-405T [testimony]

Heritage Foundation
· The 2011 Defense Budget: Inadequate and Full of Inconsistencies

· After the Christmas Day Bomber: Staying on Offense in the War on Terror
· Brazilian Retaliation Against U.S. Trade Violations: A Signal for Reform
· Building a Robust National Defense
· The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2009: A Start, But Not Nearly Enough

· The FY 2011 Homeland Security Budget: Spending Doesn't Match the Missions
· Meeting Taiwan's Self-Defense Needs

· More Charm than Harm: Lessons from China's Economic Offensive in Southeast Asia
· President's Yucca Policy Inconsistent with Nuclear Rhetoric
· Russian Anti-Americanism: A Priority Target for U.S. Public Diplomacy
· U.S. Coast Guard at Risk: Modernization Plans Sinking Under Budget Constraints

· The U.S. Should Set Rigorous Standards for U.N. Aid to North Korea

Institute for National Security Studies - Israel
· Middle East Military Forces Database

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)
· Democracy and Human Rights in Venezuela

International Crisis Group
· Abkhazia: Deepening Dependence

· Iraq’s Uncertain Future: Elections and Beyond

· The Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora after the LTTE

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Bank Credit during the 2008 Financial Crisis: A Cross-Country Comparison

· Simulating Inflation Forecasting in Real-Time: How Useful Is a Simple Phillips Curve in Germany, the UK, and the US?

· Lessons and Policy Implications from the Global Financial Crisis

· Strategies for Fiscal Consolidation in the Post-Crisis World

International Narcotics Control Board (INCD)
· Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2009

International Relations and Security Network
· Raising the Stakes in Turkey

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, February 26, 2010, v. 8, no. 8

o The Indian Navy's Agenda for Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean
o U.K. Prosecutors Lose a Legal Option in Preventing Terrorism
o Key to Iraqi Stability Lies in Resolution of the Conflicting Interests of Kurds and Arabs
o No Place Like Home: Iraq's Refugee Crisis Threatens the Future of Iraq

Joint Chiefs of Staff
· Joint Pub 3-10 - Joint Security Operations in Theater, 03 February 2010

· Joint Pub 4-09 - Distribution Operations, 05 February 2010

Long War Journal
· The Afghan Taliban's Top Leaders

Open Society Institute
· Strangers at the Door: Night Raids by International Forces Lose Hearts and Minds of Afghans

Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
· Monitoring the Principles for Good International Engagement in Fragile States and Situations

· Fragile States Principles Monitoring Survey: Global Report

· Country Report 1: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
· Country Report 5: Sierra Leone

Palm Center
· Gays in Foreign Militaries 2010—A Global Primer

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· Proposals for Ukraine: 2010 – Time for Reforms

Pew Research Center
· How Millennial Are You? [quiz]
· Millennials: A Portrait of Generation Next

Project on National Security Reform
· Torward Integrating complex National Missions: Lessons from the National Counterterrorism Center’s Directorate of Strategic Operational Planning

· Catastrophe Risk Management in the Public Sector

· Measuring Underemployment Among Military Spouses
· Understanding Illicit Drug Markets, Supply-Reduction Efforts, and Drug-Related Crime in the European Union

Small Wars Journal
· From Canada: A Thank You to U.S. Service Members

· Counterinsurgency vs. Counterterrorism: A Civilian’s View

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR)
· Applying Iraq’s Hard Lessons to the Reform of Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations

UK Industry Taskforce on Peak Oil & Energy Security (ITPOES)
· The Oil Crunch: A Wake-Up Call for the UK Economy

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNOCD)
· Crime and Instability: Case Studies of Transnational Threats

United Kingdom House of Commons
· The Legal Basis for the Invasion of Afghanistan

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Dubai: On the Front Line of U.S. Iran Policy

· Resistance and Rockets: Hamas Targeting of Israeli Civilians

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