Monday, March 29, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 03-26-2010

Air University
Air & Space Power Journal, Spring 2010, v. 24, no. 1
o The United States Air Force Expeditionary Center: Airpower from the Ground Up
o The Combined Air Power Transition Force: Building Airpower for Afghanistan
o China’s Perspective on Nuclear Deterrence
o Global Dynamic Operations: Allocation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft among Combatant Commands
o Cyber This, Cyber That . . . So What?
o Improving Cost-Effectiveness in the Department of Defense
o Achieving a Cost-Effective Balance in the Department of Defense: Concurrent and Proportional Recapitalization of the Air National Guard
o A Cyber Proving Ground: The Search for Cyber Genius
o The Resurgence of Russian Interests in Central Asia
o P-51 Escorts: Legend or Myth?

Army Office of Business Transformation
2010 Army Report to Congress on Business Transformation

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
Strait Thinking: China-Taiwan Relations Under Ma Ying-Jeou


Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated March 22, 2010]
o Archive

Broken Politics
Comments on FEMA's National Disaster Recovery Framework

Natural Disasters, Conflict, and Human Rights: Tracing the Connections
Pakistan’s War of Choice
Presumed Innocent? Representing Guantánamo Detainees

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
The Newly Emerging Arctic Security Environment

POLL - The Future of the Canadian Military in Afghanistan
Security in an Uncertain World: A Canadian Perspective on NATO's New Strategic Concept

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
The Political Challenge of Yemen’s Southern Movement
Key events in South Yemen’s history
o Key names and organizations
o Map
Sustaining Social Safety Nets: Critical for Economic Recovery

CATO Institute
Appreciate This: Chinese Currency Rise Will Have a Negligible Effect on the Trade Deficit
Nuclear Proliferation Update, March 2010
o Why China and Russia balk at sanctions against North Korea and Iran
o Nuclear weapons spending and the future of the arsenal

Center for American Progress
The Costs of Mass Deportation: Impractical, Expensive, and Ineffective
Implementing the Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in the U.S. Armed Forces
Progress in Pakistan: A National Security Briefing Memo
What Is Non-Defense Discretionary Spending?: An Interactive Look at the Federal Budget

Center for Global Development
The U.S. Aid “Surge” to Pakistan: Repeating a Failed Experiment? Lessons for U.S. Policymakers from the World Bank’s Social-Sector Lending in the 1990s

Center for Non-Proliferation Studies (CNS)
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Resources [great website with regularly updated information]

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Electrical Grid as a Target for Cyber Attack
From the Ferghana Valley to South Waziristan: The Evolving Threat of Central Asian Jihadists
Options in Dealing with Iran's Nuclear Program

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Iraq's New Reality
CIGI-Stimson Iraq Report 1 - The Impact of Conflict on Minorities, Refugees, and the Internally Displaced
CIGI-Stimson Iraq Report 2 - Ensuring Security and Setting The National Security Agenda
CIGI-Stimson Iraq Report 3 - The Politics of Governance and Federalism
CIGI-Stimson Iraq Report 4 - Finding its Role in the Middle East

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
The Failure of Jihad in Saudi Arabia

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
o Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for Department of Energy Atomic Energy Defense Activities. [March 25, 2010]
o Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Requests from the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea. [March 25, 2010]
o Department of the Navy and Air Force Combat Aviation Programs. [March 24, 2010]
o Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for Department of Defense’s Science and Technology Programs. [March 23, 2010]
o Interagency Coordination of Grants and Contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan: Progress, Obstacles, and Plans. [March 23, 2010]
o Military Associations’ Legislative Priorities. [March 23, 2010]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
An Overview of U.S. Policy in Africa

Congress. House. Homeland Security Affairs Committee
Visa Overstays: Can They be Eliminated?

Congress. Senate. Armed Service Committee
Military Health System Programs, Policies, and Initiatives in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program.
U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Strategic Command, and U.S. Forces Korea in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program.

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs
Removing the Shroud of Secrecy: Making Government More Transparent and Accountable

Congress. Senate. Veteran's Affairs
VA's Plan for Ending Homelessness among Veterans

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
An Analysis of the President's Budgetary Proposals for Fiscal Year 2011
Direct Spending and Defense Programs (Testimony)
Federal Climate Change Programs: Funding History and Policy Issues

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Holding Pakistan: The Second Phase of Pakistan's Counterinsurgency Operations
Pakistan's Shrewd Shift in Dialogue
The Strategic Arms Treaty's Promise

Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of Defense Instruction (DODI) 1332.14 Enlisted Administrative Separations 8. Homosexual Conduct
Department of Defense Instruction (DODI) 1332.30 Separation of Regular and Reserve Commissioned Officers Homosexual Conduct
Summary of Changes Revisions to the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” regulations

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
D-2010-047 Repair and Maintenance Contracts for Aircraft Supporting Coalition Forces in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait

East-West Center
Political Attitudes under Repression: Evidence from North Korean Refugees

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Country Analysis Brief: Columbia
Country Analysis Brief: Venezuela

G8 Research Group
2009 L’Aquila G8 Summit Interim Compliance Report: 11 July 2009 to 22 February 2010

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Bureau of the Public Debt: Areas for Improvement in Information Security Controls, GAO-10-517R
Defense Acquisitions: DOD Could Achieve Greater Commonality and Efficiencies among Its Unmanned Aircraft Systems, GAO-10-508T [testimony]
Energy Star Program: Covert Testing Shows the Energy Star Program Certification Process Is Vulnerable to Fraud and Abuse, GAO-10-470
Federal User Fees: Fee Design Characteristics and Trade-Offs Illustrated by USCIS's Immigration and Naturalization Fees, GAO-10-560T [testimony]
Information Security: Concerted Response Needed to Resolve Persistent Weaknesses, GAO-10-536T [Testimony]
Iraq and Afghanistan: Agencies Face Challenges in Tracking Contracts, Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Associated, GAO-10-509T [Testimony]
Joint Strike Fighter: Significant Challenges and Decisions Ahead, GAO-10-478T [Testimony]
Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Comprehensive Planning and a Results-Oriented Training Strategy Are Needed to Support Growing Inventories, GAO-10-331

Heritage Foundation
How the EU’s Lisbon Treaty Affects US National Security
Now is the Time to Seek Ratification of the US – Australia Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty
Politics of Well-Known Japanese “Secrets” Risk American Nuclear Umbrella
Public Diplomacy and Strategic Communications Review: Key Issues for Congressional Oversight
Time for an EMP Recognition Day
Time to Stop the Rush for “Amnesty” Immigration Reform

Human Rights Watch
A Larger Prison: Repression of Former Political Prisoners in Tunisia
Mob Justice in Burundi: Official Complicity and Impunity
“One Hundred Ways of Putting Pressure”: Violations of Freedom of Expression and Association in Ehtiopia
Trail of Death: LRA Atrocities in Northeastern Congo

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
The Leybold Charter: Putting Non-Proliferation Above Commercial Interests
Pakistan Government Seeks to Investigate A.Q. Khan’s Activities
Steam Emitted from Second Khushab Reactor Cooling Towers; Pakistan May Be Operating Second Reactor

Institute for the Study of War
Fact Sheet: Iraq’s Preliminary Elections Results (25 MAR 2010 Update)

International Crisis Group
Libya/Chad: Beyond Political Influence

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Germany: Detailed Assessment Report on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Germany: Report on Observance of Standards and Codes-FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Islamic Republic of Iran: Selected Issues Paper

International Relations and Security Network
Blackwater-Linked Airline Serves Central Asia
Costs of War: Too Late for Two States?
Europe’s Gas: Careful What You Wish For
Globalization in the Age of Terror
Hizbollah: Governance Under Arms
Intel Brief: Leverage Over Lukashenko
Israel Mulls Going Nuclear, Again
Prime Time for Pakistan's Military
Reinforcing NATO’s Identity
Rethinking Environmental (In)Security
Shaky Ground in Guinea
• UN Council Targets Swiss Anti-Minaret Vote

Jamestown Foundation
Terrorism Monitor, v. 8, no. 12, March 26, 2010
o Northern Nigeria's Boko Haram Movement: Dead or Resurrected?
o Salafi-Jihadis in Mauritania at the Center of al-Qaeda's Strategy
o Kurdish-Arab Tensions and Irbil-Baghdad Relations

Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Chem-Bio Defense Quarterly Magazine CBMS Special Edition 2010
o The Chemical Biological Medical Systems: Countering Current and Emerging CBRN Threats
o Time-Temperature Indicators: Increasing Warfighting Confidence Decreasing Medical Logistics Load
o Partnering to Meet Warfighter Needs

Lexington Institute
Countering The Asymmetric Threat From Sea Mines
European Aircraft Subsidies: A Study Of Unfair Trade Practices

Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies
Organized Crime in Iraq: Strategic Surprise and Lessons for Future Contingencies

Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI)
Handbook of Emergency Management for State-Level Transportation Agencies

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
Data on Post-9/11 Terrorism in the United States

National Academies Press
Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals: Volume 8 [free download but registration required]
Medical Surge Capacity: Workshop Summary [free download but registration required]

National Defense University Library
Weapons of Mass Destruction Military Policy Awareness Link (MiPAL)

National Strategy Information Center
Adapting America's Security Paradigm and Security Agenda

Naval War College
Naval War College Review, Spring 2010, v.63, no. 2
o The Emerging Republic of Korea Navy: A Japanese Perspective
o Arctic Security Considerations and the U.S. Navy's Roadmap for the Arctic
o The U.S. Navy's Transition to Jets
o Pieces of Eight: An Appraisal of U.S. Counterpiracy Options in the Horn of Africa
o China's Oil Security Pipe Dream: The Reality, and Strategic Consequences, of Seaborne Imports
o Formal Mentoring in the U.S. Military: Research Evidence, Lingering Questions, and Recommendations
o Reflecting on Fuchida, or "A Tale of Three Whoppers" (essay)
o Israel: A Revolutionary Miracle in Palestine (review essay)

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
The Politics of the Comprehensive Approach: The Military, Humanitarian and State-building Discourses in Afghanistan

Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre
Afghanistan’s Religious Landscape: Politicising the Sacred

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency
Narcotics and Pakistan

Diversity of Service Academy Entrants and Graduates
A Funding Allocation Methodology for War Reserve Secondary Items
Japanese Science and Technology Capacity: Expert Opinions and Recommendations

Real Instituto Elcano
Radicalisation in the Diaspora: Why Muslims in the West Attack Their Host Countries

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
NATO’s Tactical Nuclear Dilemma

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Asian Regionalism and US Policy: The Case for Creative Adaptation

Small Wars Journal
Dispatch: Battle for Kandahar (Part I)
Dispatch: Scent of Weakness
Getting it Right: What the 34-day War Has to Teach the US Army
Lessons From a Military Humanitarian in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Moving Artillery Forward: A Concept for the Fight in Afghanistan
A Strategic Perspective on Taliban Warfare

Stimson Center
Iraq’s New Reality: Finding its Role in the Middle East

Strategic Studies Institute
Decisionmaking in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM: Removing Saddam Hussein by Force
Synchronizing U.S. Government Efforts toward Collaborative Health Care Policymaking in Iraq

Union of Concerned Scientists
Japan and America’s Nuclear Posture
Concerning the Program of the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (Japan Defense Agency report, 1995)

UK Home Office
Pursue Prevent Protect Prepare: The United Kingdom's Strategy for Countering International Terrorism

UK House of Commons, Defence
The Contribution of ISTAR to Operations

U.K Joint Committee on Human Rights
Counter-Terrorism Policy and Human Rights (Seventeenth Report): Bringing Human Rights Back In

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Disrupting Iran's Illicit Activities
Nuclear Proliferation and Nuclear Power in the Middle East
What is the Purpose of the U.S. Foreign Terrorist Organizations List?

White House
National Framework for Strategic Communication