Monday, March 22, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 03-19-2010

Air University Library (AUL)
· Information Operations [bibliography]

· Taiwan 2010 [bibliography]

Atlantic Council
· NATO’s Nuclear Policy in 2010

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· Homeward Bound: Australia’s New Counter-Terrorism White Paper

· Strategic Insights 49 - Obama in His Own Words: On Leadership, Force, and Rebuilding US Primacy
· Trends in US Defence Spending: Implications for Australia

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
· Iran Update, no. 141, March 18, 2010

· 2010 U.S. Islamic World Forum

· Assessing the National Broadband Plan

· Five Myths About Afghanistan
· Pakistan Index: Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Pakistan [updated March 18, 2010] · Archives
· The Myth of Excluding Moderate Islamists in the Arab World

· Osiraq Redux: A Crisis Simulation of an Israeli Strike on the Iranian Nuclear Program

· A Primer on Self-Executing Rules
· The United States and Turkey: A View from the Obama Administration

· A Viewer's Guide to the Health Care Reform Bill Process

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· The Harper Government and Defence After Four Years

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
· What Comes Next in Yemen? Al-Qaeda, the Tribes, and State-Building


CATO Institute
· Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Worth the Fuss?

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
· The US-ROK Alliance in the 21st Century

Center for American Progress
· From Deliberation to Dysfunction: It is Time for Procedural Reform in the U.S. Senate

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
· Immigration and the SPLC: How the Southern Poverty Law Center Invented a Smear, Served La Raza, Manipulated the Press, and Duped its Donors

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Defense Department PAS Positions [updated March 15, 2010]

· Economic Challenges in Post-Conflict Iraq
· Innovative Financing for Global Health: A Moment for Expanded U.S. Engagement?

· Middle East Notes and Comment: Dangerous Brinkmanship

· New Reports on International Cooperation in Counterterrorism
· Report of the CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy

Chatham House
· Beyond the Dollar: Rethinking the International Monetary System

Citizen and Immigration Services (CIS)
· Task Force on New Americans Report - Building an Americanization Movement for the Twenty-First Century

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for Military Construction, Family Housing, Base Closure, Facilities Operation and Maintenance [March 18, 2010]
o Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Requests from the U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Northern Command [March 18, 2010]
o Force Protection Equipment Programs for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan [March 17, 2010]
o Military Personnel Legislative Priorities [March 17, 2010]
o Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Requests from the U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, and U.S. Transportation Command [March 17, 2010]
o Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for the Military Services’ Operation and Maintenance Funding [March 16, 2010]
o Status of United States Strategic Forces [March 16, 2010]
o Legislative Priorities in Support of Families [March 15, 2010]

Congress. House. Foreign Relations Committee
· National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats: Diplomacy and International Programs

· Next Steps for Honduras
· Transatlantic Security in the 21st Century: Do New Threats Require New Approaches?
· U.S.-Japan Relations: Enduring Ties, Recent Developments

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· An Assessment of Checkpoint Security: Are Our Airports Keeping Passengers Safe

· Ensuring Strong FEMA Regional Offices: An Examination of Resources and Responsibilities

· Markup: H.R. 4842: the “Homeland Security Science and Technology Authorization Act of 2010

· SBInet: Does it Pass the Border Security Test?
· Working with Communities to Disrupt Terror Plots

Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform Committee
· Rewarding Bad Actors: Why Do Poor Performing Contractors Continue to Get Government Business?

· U.S. Aid to Pakistan (Part II): Planning and Accountability

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" Policy

· Strategic Forces Programs in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program
· U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Central Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
· The Lessons and Implications of the Christmas Day Attack: Intelligence Reform and Interagency Integration

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Economic Growth and Employment in the Short Term

· H.R. 4872, Reconciliation Act of 2010 [cost estimate]

· Report on the Troubled Asset Relief Program--March 2010
· Responses to Questions About CBO's Preliminary Estimate of the Direct Spending and Revenue Effects of H.R. 4872, the Reconciliation Act of 2010

Council on Foreign Relations
· Debt Recovery: A Balancing Act

· Future of NATO
· Intervention to Stop Genocide and Mass Atrocities
· An Israeli Strike on Iran

· Renewed Conflict in Sudan: CPA Contingency Planning Memorandum No. 7

· Somalia: A New Approach
· Terrorism and Indo-Pakistani Escalation

· U.S. – Israel : Unsettled Relationship

Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
· The Strategic Challenge of Chinese Organisations

Department of Defense
· Department of Defense FY 2009 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military

· DoD Directive (DODD) 5111.12E, Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), March 18, 2010

· DoD Directive (DODD) 5505.13E, DoD Executive Agent (EA) for the DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3), March 1, 2010
· DoD Instruction (DODI) 6200.03, Public Health Emergency Management Within the Department of Defense, March 5, 2010

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-10-58 - DHS' Progress in Federal Incident Management Planning (Redacted)

East West Center
· The 2010 QDR and Asia: Messages for the Region

European Union Institute for Security Studies
· Education, Research and Gender: The Sources of Progress

· Has the EU Lost Ukraine?
· Why Europe Must Engage with Political Islam

Fels Institute of Government
· Making the Most of Social Media: 7 Lessons from Successful Cities

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Back to the Future: Pre-Modern Religious Policy in Post-Secular China

· Regarding the Controversy over “The World of Islam” Series

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Aviation Security: TSA Is Increasing Procurement and Deployment of the Advanced Imaging Technology, but Challenges to This Effort and Other Areas of Aviation Security Remain, GAO-10-484T [testimony]

· Defense Acquisitions: Opportunities Exist to Position Army's Ground Force Modernization Efforts for Success, GAO-10-406
· Environmental Contamination: Information on the Funding and Cleanup Status of Defense Sites, GAO-10-547T [testimony]
· Homeland Security: Ongoing Challenges Impact the Federal Protective Service's Ability to Protect Federal Facilities, GAO-10-506T [testimony]
· Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance: Overarching Guidance Is Needed to Advance Information Sharing, GAO-10-500T [testimony]
· Joint Strike Fighter: Additional Costs and Delays Risk Not Meeting Warfighter Requirements on Time, GAO-10-382
· Secure Border Initiative: DHS Needs to Address Testing and Performance Limitations That Place Key Technology Program at Risk, GAO-10-158
· Secure Border Initiative: Testing and Problem Resolution Challenges Put Delivery of Technology Program at Risk, GAO-10-511T [testimony]
· Warfighter Support: Continued Actions Needed by DOD to Improve and Institutionalize Contractor Support in Contingency Operations, GAO-10-551T [testimony]

Government of Canada
· Canada's Engagement in Afghanistan, Report to Parliament, October 1 to December 31, 2009

Heritage Foundation
· Bangladesh: Checking Islamist Extremism in a Pivotal Democracy

· EU Foreign Policymaking Post-Lisbon: Confused and Contrived
· Interstate Competition and Choice in Health Insurance: The American Way

· Is India’s Economy Weakening?

· New North Korean Missile Unit Reflects Growing Missile Threat

· Time to Stop the Rush for “Amnesty” Immigration Reform

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· The Price of Getting Documents from AQ Khan: Carrying His Water

Institute for the Study of War
· Fact Sheet: Iraq’s Preliminary Elections Results

Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center
· Hamas and the Terrorist Threat from the Gaza Strip. The Main Findings of the Goldstone Report Versus the Factual Findings

International Crisis Group
· Madagascar: Ending the Crisis

· North Korea Under Tightening Sanctions

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Working Paper No. 10/62: The U.S. Federal Debt Outlook: Reading the Tea Leaves

· Working Paper No. 10/68: The Cyclicality of Fiscal Policy in the Middle East and Central Asia: Is the Current Crisis Different?

· Working Paper No. 10/69: Public Expenditures on Social Programs and Household Consumption in China

· Working Paper No. 10/70: Crisis Management and Resolution for a European Banking System

International Relations and Security Network
· Brussels Fiddles While Athens Strikes

· Challenging Education

· DynCorp Wins Afghan Contract Dispute
· Eritrea Recalibrates Somalia Policy
· Hidden Money, Covert Operations

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
· 2009 Annual Report

· Previous annual reports

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, v. 10, no. 6, March 18, 2010

o Powerful Interests Stifle Reforms at National People's Congress
o Chinese Strategic Thinking: People’s War in the 21st Century
o Taiwan’s Navy: Still in Command of the Sea?
o Hobson's Choice: China's Second Worst Option on Iran
· Terrorism Monitor, v. 8, no. 11, March 19, 2010

o Security Implications of Shi'a Politics in Post-Election Iraq
o Al-Shabaab Proscribed in Canada and the United Kingdom
o Al-Qaeda on Pakistan: Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri's Morning and the Lamp

McKinsey & Company
· McKinsey on Government, Spring 2010, no. 5, Defense Special Issue

o Lessons from Around the World Benchmarking Performance in Defense
o Improving US Equipment Acquisition
o An Expert View on Defense Procurement
o Big Savings from Little Things: Non-equipment Procurement
o Stabilizing Iraq: A Conversation with Paul Brinkley
o Supply Chain Transformation Under Fire
o A Dynamic Strategy for Uncertain Times
o Without Taboos: France's New Defense Policy
o From R&D Investment to Fighting Power 25 Years Later

National Academies Press
· Infectious Disease Movement in a Borderless World: Workshop Summary [free download but registration is required]

· Information Assurance for Network-Centric Naval Forces [free download but registration is required]

National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC)
· China’s Promotion of the Renewable Electric Power Equipment Industry: Hydro, Wind, Solar and Biomass

National Security Archive
· Sunshine and Shadows: The Clear Obama Message for Freedom of Information Meets Mixed Results

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
· Crime, Police Corruption and Development: Evidence from Victimization Data2, NUPI Working Paper: 772

NATO Defense College
· NATO: Peacekeeping in the Holy Land? A Feasibility Study

New America Foundation
· Al-Qaeda Central and the Internet

o Appendices

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
· Indonesia's Place Along the Spectrum of Global Religious Restriction

Pew Global Attitudes Project
· Indonesia: The Obama Effect

Project 2049 Institute
· China's Nuclear Warhead Storage and Handling System

· Air Force Cyber Command (Provisional) Decision Support

· Chaos or Control?: What is the role of government in a borderless internet world? RAND Europe assesses the implications for policy makers

· Hidden in Plain Sight: What Cost-of-Crime Research Can Tell Us About Investing in Police
· Human Capital Management for the USAF Cyber Force
· The Iraq Effect: The Middle East After the Iraq War
· Questions of Balance: The Shifting Cross-Strait Balance and Implications for the US [Testimony]
· Reform or Radicalisation?

Simon Wiesenthal Center
· Facebook, Youtube+: Social Media Outlooks Impact Digital Terrorism and Hate - 2009 edition highlights

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
· End-User Certificates: Improving Standards to Prevent Diversion

· Trends in International Arms Transfers, 2009

Small Wars Journal
· French Counterinsurgency in Algeria: Forgotten Lessons from a Misunderstood Conflict

· From Tal Afar to Marja: Applying Counterinsurgency to Local Conditions
· Man Dogs

· Mobilizing Identity in the Pashtun Tribal Belt

· The Tea Fallacy
· The Tribal Configuration Matrix

Strategic Studies Institute
· Lashkar-I-Taiba: The Fallacy of Subservient Proxies and the Future of Islamist Terrorism in India

Truman National Security Project
· Oil Addiction: Fueling Our Enemies

UK House of Commons Defence
· The Comprehensive Approach: The Point of War is Not Just to Win But to Make a Better Peace

· National Security and Resilience: Government Response to the Committee’s Third Report of Session 2009-10
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
· Human Development Report: Nigeria 2008 - 2009

University of Notre Dame Law School
· Unlawful Killing with Combat Drones: A Case Study of Pakistan, 2004-2009

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
· Frontline Magazine

· Summer 2009
o No Softening of CBP's Anti-Terrorism Focus
o Targeting the Threat of Corruption
o Heeding a Silent Cry
o Ready for Prime Time
o Securing History
· Winter 2010

o Securing the Border by a Nose: Training K-9 Teams in El Paso
o CBPs 24/7 Communications Center
o Outbound: A New Focus on the Southwest Border
o New "Green" Border Patrol Station, El Paso

U.S. Joint Forces Command
· Joint Operating Environment 2010

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Israel as the 'National Homeland of the Jewish People': Looking Back and Ahead

· Nuclear Proliferation and Nuclear Power in the Middle East

· What is the Purpose of the U.S. Foreign Terrorist Organizations List?

World Public
· Who Really has the Public's Support on Health Care?