Sunday, May 30, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 05-28-2010

AEI Critical Threats
· The Pakistani Taliban's Suicide Bomber Trainer: A Profile of Qari Hussain Mehsud

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)
· Local Defence in Afghanistan: A Review of Government-backed Initiatives

Air Force Space Command (USAFSC)
· High Frontier Journal, May 2010, v, 6, no. 3
o Operationally Responsive Space and the National Security Space Architecture
o The Warfighter’s Perspective on Space Support
o Operationally Responsive Space: Not New, Just Bringing New Approaches to Space
o Operationally Responsive Space: An Avenue to Evolving the Space Enterprise Architecture
o The Science and Technology of Responsive Space and Its Implications on Risk
o Operationalizing Small Space: Challenges of Moving from Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation to Operations
o Operationally Responsive Space: Enabling 21st Century Combined Space
o Responsive Space Funding Challenges and Solutions: Avoiding a Tragedy of the Commons
o SMALLER is Better: Technical Considerations for Operationally Responsive Space
o Deterrence for Space: Is Operationally Responsive Space Part of the Solution?
o You Say You Want a Revolution: Will ORS Spark Innovation in DoD Overhead ISR?
o Maintaining Test Rigor and Fidelity for Responsive Space Programs
o USAFA Astronautics Capstone Programs—Proving Ground For Future Operationally Responsive Space Leaders
o Gemini 76: Lessons From the Past and Visions for the Future
o National Security Space Access and the Space Elevator
o Responsive Space for Europe
o Reliable and Affordable Falcon Commercial Launch Vehicles for Operationally Responsive Launch
o Operationally Responsive Space: A Spaceport Perspective
o Benefits of Returning to the Original Vision of Operationally Responsive Space
o Toward a New Strategy for ORS
o Operationally Responsive Space from a Launch Vehicle Perspective
o Responding at the Speed of Need
o Observations on the Role of Dedicated Spacelift for Nanosat-Class ORS Applications

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· Anything But SWIFT: Why Data Sharing is Still a Problem for the EU

American Security Project
· Ending Our Dependence on Oil

· Ordinary Measures, Extraordinary Results: An Assessment of Foiled Plots Since 9/11

Amnesty International
· Amnesty International Report 2010: The State of the World's Human Rights

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· The Cost of Defence: ASPI Defence Budget Brief 2010-2011

· Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated May 28, 2010 and archive]

· Assessing "NATO 2020"

· Assessing the New Course in US-Italian Relations

· Assessing the Obstacles and Opportunities in a Future Israeli-Syrian-American Peace Negotiation

· Containing North Korea’s New Aggression
· Don’t Make a Big Deal of Ending Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Lessons from U.S. Military Allies on Allowing Homosexuals to Serve

· Iraq Index: Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq [updated May 25, 2010 and archives]

· Lessons Learned from the Service of Gays and Lesbians in Allied Militaries Panel
· TIGER: Tracking Indexes for the Global Economic Recovery

Business Transformation Agency (DOD)
· 2010 Congressional Report on Defense Business Operations
· Previous reports [2006-2009]

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Terrorism Out of Pakistan

Center for American Progress
· Defense Spending Bait and Switch: Congress Must End Unwanted Programs

· Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell by the Numbers: The Military Loses Patriotic Men and Women Every Day

· President Obama’s Progressive China Policy: Assessing the U.S.-China Relationship Today and What Lies Ahead
· Responding to the Korean Peninsula Crisis: North Korea Needs to Be Held Accountable for Its Aggression
· Setting Aside Differences to Focus on Afghanistan: India and Pakistan’s Role in Bringing About Regional Stability

· We Share More than a Fence: U.S.-Mexican Cooperation on Migration, Crime, and Climate

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· The New Guns Versus Butter Debate

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· The Afghan War: The Campaign in the Spring of 2010

· Implementation of the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009
· Record of North Korea’s Major Conventional Provocations since 1960s

· Thailand Briefing for Congressional Staff on May 24

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
· Security Sector Reform Monitor: Afghanistan

· Security Sector Reform Monitor: Timor-Leste

Combating Terrorism Center
· CTC Sentinel, May 2010, v. 3, no. 5
o Riyaz Bhatkal and the Origins of the Indian Mujahidin
o Salafi-Jihadi Activism in Gaza: Mapping the Threat
o The Virtual Jihad: An Increasingly Legitimate Form of Warfare
o Internet Jihadists React to the Deaths of al-Qa’ida’s Leaders in Iraq
o The Kidnapping and Execution of Khalid Khwaja in Pakistan
o The Sources of the Abu Sayyaf’s Resilience in the Southern Philippines

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
· BP’s Emergency Oil Spill Response Service Agreements
· Combating the BP Oil Spill

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· The Great Lakes Region: Current Conditions and U.S. Policy

· U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation: Next Steps for the Merida Initiative

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Internet Terror Recruitment and Tradecraft: How Can We Address an Evolving Tool While Protecting Free Speech?
· U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation: Next Steps for the Merida Initiative

Congress. House. Science and Technology Committee
· Interoperability in Public Safety Communications Equipment

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Assessing Challenges and Opportunities for Peace in Sudan

· The Role of Strategic Arms Control in a Post-Cold War World (The New START Treaty; Treaty Doc. 111-5)

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· An Analysis of the Navy's Fiscal Year 2011 Shipbuilding Plan

· The Budgetary Impact and Subsidy Costs of the Federal Reserve's Actions During the Financial Crisis
· The Effects of Automatic Stabilizers on the Federal Budget

· Estimated Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Employment and Economic Output from January 2010 Through March 2010

· Strategies for Maintaining the Navy's and Marine Corps' Inventories of Fighter Aircraft

Crisis States Research Centre
· A Pariah in Our Midst: Regional Organisations and the Problematic of Western-Designated Pariah Regimes - the Cases of SADC/Zimbabwe and ASEAN/Myanmar

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2010-062 Controls Over Funds Appropriated for Assistance to Afghanistan and Iraq Processed Through the Foreign Military Sales Network

Department of Defense Office of the Actuary
· FY 2009 DoD Statistical Report on the Military Retirement System

Department of State
· Dangerous Depots: The Growing Humanitarian Problem Posed by Aging and Poorly Maintained Munitions Storage Sites

Department of the Navy
· 2010 Naval Operations Concept

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
· International Energy Outlook 2010 Highlights

Family Research Council
· Mission Compromised: How the Obama Administration is Drafting the Military into the Culture War

Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
· Preliminary Annual Crime Statistics for 2009

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Business Systems Modernization: Scope and Content of DOD's Congressional Report and Executive Oversight of Investments Need to Improve, GAO-10-663

· Contracting Strategies: Data and Oversight Problems Hamper Opportunities to Leverage Value of Interagency and Enterprisewide Contracts, GAO-10-367

· Defense Management: DOD Needs to Assess Effectiveness and Determine Future Direction for Its High Performing Organizations Initiative, GAO-10-566R
· Defense Infrastructure: Impact of Purchasing from Local Distributors of All Alcoholic Beverages for Resale on Military Installations on Guam, GAO-10-563R

· Department of Veterans Affairs: Agency Has Exceeded Contracting Goals for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, but It Faces Challenges with Its Verification Program, GAO-10-458
· Environmental Satellites: Strategy Needed to Sustain Critical Climate and Space Weather Measurements, GAO-10-456
· Opportunities to Improve Controls over Department of Defense's Overseas Contingency Operations Cost Reporting, GAO-10-562R

· Warfighter Support: Observations on DOD's Ground Combat Uniforms, GAO-10-669R

Henley-Putnam University
· Journal of Strategic Security, Summer 2010, v. 3, no. 2

o The Multiple Faces of Effective Grand Strategy
o Indian Involvement in Afghanistan in the Context of the South Asian Security System
o U.S. Response to Terrorism: A Strategic Analysis of the Afghanistan Campaign
o Ballistic Missile Defense: New Plans, Old Challenges
o North Korea and Support to Terrorism: An Evolving History
o Small to Mid-Size Sporting Events: Are We Prepared to Recover from an Attack?
o The Weakest Link: The Risks Associated with Social Networking Websites

Heritage Foundation
· British Example Shows Danger Facing American Forces

· Don’t Silence Voice of America

· Four Key Principles for a Conservation British Foreign Policy
· Keeping the Homeland Free, Safe, and Prosperous
· US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue: America Must Lead by Example
· US Should Block China-Pakistan Nuclear Reactor Deal

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
· Peacekeeping Partnerships: Cooperation or Conflict

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· NPT Review Conference Adopts Final Consensus Document

Institute of South Asian Studies
· The Rise and Fall of the Maoist Movement in Pakistan

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
· Rising Inter-Tribal Violence in the South and Renewed Clashes in Darfur Cause New Waves of Displacement

International Committee of the Red Cross
· Afghanistan: ICRC Steps Up Efforts to Help the Sick and Wounded

International Crisis Group
· Cameroon: Fragile State?

· Lebanon’s Politics: The Sunni Community and Hariri’s Future Current

· The Myanmar Elections

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Potential Growth of Australia and New Zealand in the Aftermath of the Global Crisis

International Relations and Security Network
· Ahead of Anniversary, Iran Tightens Grip
· Colombia's Election Countdown
· Italy's 'Purple Movement'
· Offsetting China in the Pacific
· Preparations Needed for N Korea Collapse
· Reviewing Justice in Kampala
· The State of Facebook
· Wanted: European 'Backyard' for Nuclear Waste

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, May 27, 2010, v. 10, no. 11
o Rising Social Malaise Beggars Hu's Reforms
o All Eyes on China in Wake of Cheonan Sinking
o Operational Changes in Taiwan's Han Kuang Military Exercises 2008-2010
o Chinese Analyses of Soviet Failure: Humanitarian Socialism
· Terrorism Monitor, May 28, 2010, v. 8, no. 21

o The Deobandi Debate Terrorist Tactics in Afghanistan and Pakistan
o An Ominous Break from the Past in Thailand: Implications of the
o Red Shirt Revolt
o The Hizbullah Trial in Egypt: A War of Words in the New
o Middle East Cold War

Lexington Institute
· Back To The Future -- The Perils Of Insourcing

· Buying Second Engine For F-35 Wastes Money, Hurts Military

· Smart Grid Implementation: Strategies for Success

National Academies Press
· Priorities for the National Vaccine Plan

National Intelligence Council
· China: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030 (NIC-2009-02D)

National Security Archives
· The Diary of Anatoly Chernyaev, 1990

NATO Defense College
· Research Paper 58: The Debate About Article 5 and Its Credibility. What Is It All About?

NEFA Foundation
· The 2007 London and 2010 Times Square Car Bomb Plots

· The Attempted Christmas Day 2009 Attack on Northwest Flight 253

New America Foundation
· The American Retirement Security Crisis: An Introduction

· Lessons from Portugal
· The Link Between DDR and SSR in Conflict-Affected Countries
· What’s Wrong (And Right) With This Recovery

Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)
· Third OIC Observatory Report on Islamophobia (May 2009 to April 2010)

Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS)
· Pakistan Security Report (April 2010)

· Tribal Conflict Report - May 17 to May 23, 2010

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· Toward a Sunny Future? Global Integration in the Solar PV Industry

· A Trade Agenda for the G-20

Pew Internet & American Life Project
· Reputation Management and Social Media: How People Monitor and Maintain Their Identity Through Search and Social Media

Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism
· New Media, Old Media: The Blogosphere

Project 2049 Institute
· Revolutionizing Taiwan’s Security: Leveraging C4ISR for Traditional and Non-traditional Challenges

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
· Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Regime in East Asian Waters: Military and Intelligence-Gathering Activities, Marine Scientific Research and Hydrographic Surveys in an EEZ

· Alternatives for the Maritime Prepositioning Force (Future)

· Improving the Quality and Cost of Healthcare Delivery: The Potential of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology

· Maritime Prepositioning Force (Future) Capability Assessment: Planned and Alternative Structures
· No Path to Glory: Deterring Homegrown Terrorism (Testimony)

· Structures and Dynamics of Social Networks: Selection, Influence, and Self-Organization

Refugees International
· 2009 Annual Report

Santa Clara County Public Health Department Advanced Practice Center (APC)
· Emergency Dark Site Toolkit: A Toolkit on How to Build, Use and Maintain an Emergency Dark Site for Public Health Emergencies

Small Wars Journal
· Bringing the “Wall of the Unknown” Down: Reframing Complex Problems

· The Combined Team: Partnered Operations in Afghanistan
· Many Paths up the Mountain: Population-Centric COIN in Afghanistan
· The New Theology: Building Partner Capacity
· One Hundred Honest Preachers
· The Spiritual Significance of ¿Plata O Plomo?
· Ten Reasons to Ignore bin Laden: Restoring the Balance

Stimson Center
· Fresh Water Futures

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
· Aide Memoire on the Protection of Civilians

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· The Economy of Burma/Myanmar on the Eve of the 2010 Elections

· On The Issues: Turkey and Its Relations with Iraq

· Rape in War: Motives of Militia in DRC
· When Should We Talk to Terrorists?

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Everyone and No One: Iraq Heads toward a Unity Government

White House
· 2010 National Security Strategy

· Letter from Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and National Security Advisor on Southwest Border Security