Sunday, February 12, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 02-10-2012

Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Amnesty International

Armed Forces Journal
·         AFJ, February 2012      
o    A New Principle of War: ‘Understanding’ must Take Its Rightful Place Atop the Pantheon
o    Truth, Lies and Afghanistan: How Military Leaders Have Let Us Down
o    The Price of Isolated Thinking: Why Congress, DoD and Industry Must Share Plans Openly
o    A Better Way to Use Red Teams: How to Inject the Enemy’s View into the Planning Process
o    Logistical Fratricide: Light Attack Planes Can Reduce the Heavy Toll of Supplying Fuel for Fighter Jets
o    Don’t Waste a Drawdown: As Budgets Shrink, Let’s Rethink How We Organize, Train and Equip the Army
o    Making Tough Choices Tougher: The Impact of the Budget Control Act of 2011 on National Defense
o    The Evolution of the IED: Why Our Countermeasures Fail to Keep Up with the Growing Threat
o    Send in the Reserves: Europe’s Biggest Military Deficit is a Lack of Citizen-Soldiers

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Berghof Conflict Research

BR McCaffrey Associates LLC

British House of Commons Home Affairs Committee
·         Roots of Violent Radicalisation 

·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated January 30, 2012] 
·         Iraq Index: Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq [updated January 31, 2012] 

Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
·         State of Iraq 

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace:  Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative

CATO Institute

Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Security Studies

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment (CBSA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Report (IIPER)no. 51, 8 February 2012 
·         Polio in Nigeria 

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Chatham House

College of Europe

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Hearings 
o    Baluchistan [February 8, 2012]
o    The U.S.-Philippines Alliance Deepening the Security and Trade Partnership [February 7, 2012]
o    Export Controls, Arms Sales, and Reform: Balancing U.S. Interests, Part II [February 7, 2012]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         A Defense Budget at the Crossroads 
·         Does the Greek Deal Go Far Enough? 
·         Expanding China-Africa Oil Ties 
·         Syria's Deepening Crisis 
·         U.S.-Egypt Ties on Shifting Sands 

Defence Academy of the United Kingdom

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Directive 6490.02E, Comprehensive Health Surveillance, February 8, 2012     
·         DOD News Briefing with Lt. Gen. Scaparrotti [commander of ISAF Joint Command] 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2012-049 Improvements Needed With Identifying Operating Costs Assessed to the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest, February 2, 2012  

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
·         OIG -12-28 - Allegations of Misconduct and Illegal Discrimination and Retaliation in the Federal Air Marshal Service 

Department of State

Doctors Without Borders

East-West Center

Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia

Enough Project

Foreign Policy
·         Iran Man 
·         A Loss We Can Live With [Afghanistan] 
·         Sex for Sale in Beirut 
·         We're All State Capitalists Now 

Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
·         Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 2011, v 40, no. 4 
o    China’s Evolving Behaviour in Africa and the Options of Cooperation with Europe
o    A Dragon and a Dove? A Comparative Overview of Chinese and European Trade Relations with Sub-Saharan Africa
o    Redefining Foreign Policy Impulses toward Africa: The Roles of the MFA, the MOFCOM and China Exim Bank
o    Regional Organizations in China’s Security Strategy for Africa: The Sense of Supporting “African Solutions to African Problems”
o    An Overseas Naval Presence without Overseas Bases: China’s Counter-piracy Operation in the Gulf of
o    Contrasting Rhetoric and Converging Security Interests of the European Union and China in Africa
o    China Data Supplement

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Air Force and Interior Can Benefit from Additional Guidance When Deciding Whether to Lease or Purchase Equipment, GAO-12-281R 
·         Defense Workforce: DOD Needs to Better Oversee In-sourcing Data and Align In-sourcing Efforts with Strategic Workforce Plans,  GAO-12-319 
·         DHS Human Capital: Senior Leadership Vacancy Rates Generally Declined, but Components' Rates Varied, GAO-12-264 
·         Federal Employees' Compensation Act:  Benefits for Retirement-Age Beneficiaries,  GAO-12-309R 
·         Highlights of a Forum: Financial Literacy: Strengthening Partnerships in Challenging Times,  GAO-12-299SP 
·         Humanitarian and Development Assistance:  Project Evaluations and Better Information Sharing Needed to Manage the Military's Efforts, GAO-12-359 
·         Nuclear Weapons:  NNSA Needs to Improve Guidance on Weapon Limitations and Planning for Its Stockpile Surveillance Program, GAO-12-188 
·         Supply Chain Security: Container Security Programs Have Matured, but Uncertainty Persists over the Future of 100 Percent Scanning,. GAO-12-422T [testimony] 

Government of Canada

Harvard Law School
·         National Security Journal, 2012, v. 3, no. 1 
o    Can It Really Work? Problems with Extending EINSTEIN 3 to Critical Infrastructure
o    Loving the Cyber Bomb? The Dangers of Threat Inflation in Cybersecurity Policy
o    Demystifying the Title 10-Title 50 Debate: Distinguishing Military Operations, Intelligence Activities & Covert Action
o    Advantaging Aggressors: Justice & Deterrence in International Law

Heritage Foundation
·         If Israel Attacks 

Human Rights Watch

Immigration Policy Center

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
·         Political Transition in Maldives 

Institute for National Strategic Studies

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for Strategic, Political, Security and Economic Consultancy

Institute for the Study of War
·         Afghanistan Order of Battle [updated January 2012]
·         Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 8 [February 3-February 10, 2012] 
·         Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 7 [January 28-February 3, 2012] 
·         Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 6 [January 20-27, 2012] 
·         Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 4 [January 1-13, 2012] 
·         Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 3 [December 24-30, 2011] 
·         Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 2 [December 19-23, 2011] 
·         Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 1 [December 2011] 

International Crisis Group
·         Zimbabwe’s Sanctions Standoff 

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Relations and Security Network
·         Europe's Pacific Neglect 
·         So What Kind of Economic Growth? 
·         Whose Development Is It Anyway? 

Internet World Stats
·         Internet Usage Statistics 2011   

James Baker Institute for Public Policy

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, February 10, 2012, v. 10, no.3 
o    Syria’s Surprising Release of Jihadi Strategist Abu Musab As-Suri
o    Somalia’s Transitional Government Determined to Finish Off al-Shabaab This Year
o    The Strange Death of Dr. Khalil Ibrahim and the Future of the Darfur Insurgency

Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO)

Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC)

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)

National Intelligence University Press

National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO)
·         NMIO Technical Bulletin, January 2012, v. 1   
o    The CHANGI Information Fusion Centre
o    Australian Border Protection Command
o    Emerging Technologies and Techniques for Maritime Security
o    Enhanced Maritime Domain Awareness with the Single Integrated Lookout List (SILO)
o    Information Dominance of the Maritime Domain: ONI's Intersection of Intelligence, MDA Data and the IDC
o    Global Maritime Awareness via Space
o    Digital Cinema Industry Provides Navy with Enabling Technologies
o    Passive Acoustic Research in Maritime Domain Awareness
o    Haptic Technologies for Maritime Applications
o    Hydrographic Unmanned Semi-Submersible

National Priorities Project and the Project on Defense Alternatives

NATO Defense College
·         The Transatlantic Bargain 

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

New America Foundation

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Pew Internet & American Life Project

Polish Institute of International Affairs

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security

Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Security & Defense Agenda

Small Wars Journal
·         Assad May Survive This 
·         Civil Affairs Redux 

Stimson Center

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security

United Kingdom Parliament
·         Operations in Libya
o    Volume I 
o    Volume II 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         A New Resistance, with New Results