Monday, March 5, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 03-02-2012

Afghanistan Analysts Network

Africa Center For Strategic Studies

Air University
·         Air & Space Power Journal (ASPJ), March–April 2012, v. 26, no. 2 
o    Energy Horizons: A Science and Technology Vision for Air Force Energy
o    The Combined Bomber Offensive’s Destruction of Germany’s Refined-Fuels Industry
o    Building Global Partnerships: 112 Gripes about the French Revisited
o    The Australian Factor in the United States’ Western Pacific Strategy
o    Common Sense at the Crossroads for Our Air Force
o    The Downfall of Adaptive Planning: Finding a New Approach after a Failed Revolution
o    Development of Air Doctrine 1917 - 41 [reprint from 1947]
o    The Perils of Bipolarity: Subnational Conflict and the Rise of China
o    2035 Air Dominance Requirements for State-on-State Conflict
·         Strategic Studies Quarterly, Spring 2012, v. 6, no. 1 
o    Space and Cyber: Shared Challenges, Shared Opportunities
o    Enhancing Security by Promoting Responsible Behavior in Space
o    Implementing the National Security Space Strategy
o    Space: Disruptive Challenges, New Opportunities, and New Strategies
o    China’s Military Role in Space
o    New Frontiers, Old Realities
o    Solar Power in Space?
o    Designer Satellite Collisions from Covert Cyber War
o    The Space Code of Conduct Debate: A View from Delhi

American Enterprise Institute
·         Pakistan Security Brief 
·         Yemen Crisis Situation Reports 

Amnesty International

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR), February 2012, v. 19, no. 2 
o    Health care experiences prior to suicide and self-inflicted injury, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2001-2010
o    Relations between suicide and traumatic brain injury, psychiatric diagnoses, and relationship problems, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2001-2009
o    Outpatient encounters associated with diagnostic codes for migraine and other types of headaches, active component service members, 1998-2010
o    Medical evacuations from Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, 2003-2011
o    Surveillance snapshot: Medical evacuations from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, October 2001-December 2011
o    Surveillance snapshot: Recurrent medical encounters associated with alcohol abuse-related diagnostic codes, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2001-2010

Army War College
·         Parameters, Autumn 2011, v. 41 no. 3 
o    Mao's War of Resistance: Framework for China's Grand Strategy
o    Human Terrain Systems and the Moral Prosecution of Warfare
o    Cyberweapons: Leveling the International Playing Field
o    A Strategic Approach to Network Defense: Framing the Cloud
o    Religious Speech in the Military: Freedoms and Limitations
o    Assessing the Army Profession
o    On "The General Stanley McChrystal Affair: A Case Study"
o    Vietnam-One War, Two Accounts
o    On Lewis Sorley's "Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam"

Army War College Library
·         Regional Study Resources 

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
·         What Price the Future Submarine? 

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Bipartisan Policy Center


Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ)

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         CIP Report, February 2012, Commercial Facilities 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Iran’s Influence in the Americas   
·         Police Reform in Latin America 
·         Righting the Global Fund  
·         Significant Cyber Events [A list of significant cyber events since 2006] 

Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP)
·         Domestic Event Support Operations 

Center on International Cooperation at New York University

Chatham House

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Hearings 
o    Assessing U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities Amidst Economic Challenges: The Foreign Relations Budget for Fiscal Year 2013 [February 29, 2012]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
·         Operation Odyssey Dawn and the Situation in Libya [final version-hearing] 

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Can U.S.-Afghan Partnership Work? 
·         The Frozen U.S.-Cuba Relationship 
·         Targeted Killings 

Defense Business Board (DBB)

Defense Health Board

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Instruction 2000.12, DoD Antiterrorism (AT) Program, March 1, 2012 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2012-054 Inspector General—Marine Corps Transition to Joint Region Marianas and Other Joint Basing Concerns, February 23, 2012  
·         DODIG-2012-056 Report on Sensitive Compartmented Information Leaks in the Department of Defense 
·         DODIG-2012-058 Distribution of Funds and Mentoring of Finance Officers for the Afghanistan National Army Payroll Need Improvement, February 29, 2012 

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
·         OIG-12-38 Transportation Security Administration's Use of Back Scatter Units  

Department of State

Department of the Army
·         FM 3-50.1 - Army Personnel Recovery 

East West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Brazil Country Analysis Brief 

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Policy Centre
·         The Digital Single Market 2.0 

Federal Bureau of Justice (FBI)

Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering

Foreign Policy
·         America's Israel Obsession 
·         Between Iran and a Hard Place 
·         The Body Counter 
·         Cyberwar Is Already Upon Us 
·         Drones: A Photo History 
·         Kill the Messenger [What Russia Taught Syria]
·         The Last Famine 
·         My Drone War 
·         Obama Doctrine [drone war] 
·         Obama's Secret Wars 
·         Think Again: Cyberwar 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Afghanistan:  Improvements Needed to Strengthen Management of U.S. Civilian Presence, GAO-12-285 
·         Cybersecurity: Challenges to Securing the Modernized Electricity Grid, GAO-12-507T [testimony] 
·         Department of Homeland Security: Continued Progress Made Improving and Integrating Management Areas, but More Work Remains, GAO-12-365T [testimony] 
·         Embassy Management:  State Department and Other Agencies Should Further Explore Opportunities to Save Administrative Costs Overseas, GAO-12-317 
·         Fiscal Year 2011 U.S. Government Financial Statements: The Federal Government Faces Continuing Financial Management and Long-Term Fiscal Challenges, GAO-12-444T [testimony] 
·         Military Education:  Additional DOD Guidance Is Needed to Enhance Oversight of the Service Academies and Their Preparatory Schools, GAO-12-327R 
·         Presidential Helicopter Acquisition:  Effort Delayed as DOD Adopts New Approach to Balance Requirements, Costs, and Schedule, GAO-12-381R 
·         Uncertain Political and Security Situation Challenges U.S. Efforts to Implement a Comprehensive Strategy in Yemen, GAO-12-432R 
·         VA Health Care:  Methodology for Estimating and Process for Tracking Savings Need Improvement, GAO-12-305 

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan

Human Rights Watch

Infinity journal
·         Infinity Journal, 2012, Special Edition 
o    An Introduction to Clausewitz and Contemporary Conflict
o    Clausewitz’s Center of Gravity Legacy
o    Clausewitz and the First World War
o    Clausewitz as Sociologist
o    Ends, Ways, Means: Clausewitz and Other Prophets
o    To Be Clausewitzian
o    The Policy-Strategy Distinction: Clausewitz and The Chimera of Modern Strategic Thought

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
·         A Gloomy Syrian Scenario 

Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA)

Institute for Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
·         Journal of Homeland Security Education (JHSE), Spring 2012, v. 1, no. 1 
o    Welcome to the Journal of Homeland Security Education
o    The Journal of Homeland Security Education:  The Right Journal at the Right Time
o    Advancing Curricula Development for Homeland Security Education Through a Survey of DHS Personnel
o    Employing Critical Reflection in an Online Emergency Services Course
o    Homeland Security:  The Community College Role in Law Enforcement Training and Readiness

Institute of National Security Studies (Israel)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 11 (February 24 to March 2, 2012) 

International Crisis Group
·         Tackling Azerbaijan’s IDP Burden 

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         Exchange-Rate Dark Matter 

International Narcotics Control Board (INBR)

International Relations and Security Network

Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, March 3, 2012, v. 12, no. 5 
o    Hu Jintao Draws Blood with the Wang Lijun Scandal
o    The Dalai Lama Card Reappears in Sino-Mongolian Relations
o    China’s New Property Tax: Toward a Stable Financial Future for Local Government?
o    PLA Air Force Male Aviation Cadet Recruitment, Education and Training

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

National Academies Press

National Bureau of Asia Research

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Observer Research Foundation
·         China's Military Watch, March 1, 2012, v.1, no. 1 

Operation College Promise and the Pat Tillman Foundation

Peace Research Institute Frankfurt

Pew Internet & American Life Project

Pew Social & Demographic Trends
·         The Military-Civilian Gap 

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         Britain and the EU: New Challenges, Old Dilemmas [viewpoint #87] 


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies


Small Arms Survey/Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Small Wars Journal

Stimson Center

UN Development Programme (UNDP)
·         2011 Human Development Index 

UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         PeaceWatch, Winter 2012    
o    Arab Spring: USIP Planting Seeds for Peacebuilding
o    USIP’s Facilitator Network Expands in Pakistan
o    When Informal Justice Meets Formal in Afghanistan
o    The Rule of Law at Work
o    Putting Theory into Action in Baghdad
o    The Business of Peacebuilding
o    Hawk and Dove: What a Special Forces Soldier Learned about Peace
o    Making a Difference in Iraq: One Policeman at a Time
o    Getting to “Afghan Good Enough”

Washington Institute for Near West Policy
·         The Agony of Hamas 
·         Time for Assad to Go  
·         Turkey's Post-EU World 

White House

World Bank