Monday, June 4, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 06-01-2012

Air Land Sea Application (ALSA) Center
·         Air Land Sea Bulletin May 2012 
o    Air Space Control
o    Coordination Measures
o    Marine Air-Ground Task Force Battlespace
o    Close Air Support Command and Control: The ASOC Past, Present, and Future
o    Joint Air Ground Integration Cell Improves Joint Airspace Control and Joint Fires Integration
o    Airspace Transitions from JFACC to Civilian ATC Control

Air University
·         Strategic Studies Quarterly, Summer 2012, v. 6, no. 2 
o    Our Brick Moon
o    Chasing Its Tail: Nuclear Deterrence in the Information Age
o    Fiscal Fetters: The Economic Imperatives of National Security in a Time of Austerity
o    US Extended Deterrence: How Much Strategic Force Is Too Little?
o    The Common Sense of Small Nuclear Arsenals
o    Forging an Indian Partnership

Amnesty International
·         Annual Human Rights Report 

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council
·         Preparing for Cyber 9/12 

Berkman Center on Internet & Society

Bipartisan Policy Center
·         Update on Iran’s Nuclear Program 


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Hemisphere Insider: May 29, 2012, v., no. 13 

Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP)

Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World
·         The Guardian of Pakistan's Shia 
·         Khairat al-Shater on "The Nahda Project" (Complete Translation) 

Centre for European Policy Studies

Chatham House

Col. Arthur D. Simons Center for the Study of Interagency Cooperation

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
·         The FISA Amendments Act of 2008 

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. Senate. Joint Economic Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Economic Recovery in Historical Context    
·         Why Iran Talks Will Continue 

Department of Defense

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2012-097 Independent Auditor's Report on the Attestation of the Existence, Completeness, and Rights of the Department of the Navy's Aircraft, May 31, 2012 
·         DODIG-2012-096 Defense Departmental Reporting System-Budgetary Was Not Effectively Implemented for the Army General Fund, May 31, 2012 
·         DODIG-2012-093 Improving Army Contract Award and Management for Small Arms Acquired Using Afghanistan Security Forces Funds, May 30, 2012 
·         DODIG-2012-094 Afghan National Police Contract Requirements Were Not Clearly Defined but Contract Administration Improved, May 30, 2012 
·         DODIG-2012-093 Improving Army Contract Award and Management for Small Arms Acquired Using Afghanistan Security Forces Funds, May 30, 2012 
·         DODIG-2012-092 Development of Individual Equipment Requirements for the Afghan National Army Needs Improvement, May 25, 2012    
·         DODIG-2012-087 Logistics Modernization Program System Procure-to-Pay Process Did Not Correct Material Weaknesses, May 29, 2012 

Department of the Navy
·         OPNAV 5585.3A - DoD Military Working Dog (MWD) Program

Department of Veterans Affairs

Enough Project

Foreign Policy
·         Battleship Earth 
·         A Failure to Communicate 
·         The Ayatollah Is No Joke 
·         A Family Affair (China's Princelings) 
·         Target Iran 
·         The Undiplomat (US Ambassador to Moscow) 


German Marshall Fund of the United States

George Mason University School of Law

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Defense Acquisitions: Further Action Needed to Improve DOD's Insight and Management of Long-term Maintenance Contracts.  GAO-12-558 
·         DOD Business Systems Modernization: Governance Mechanisms for Implementing Management Controls Need to Be Improved.  GAO-12-685 
·         DOD Strategic Communication: Integrating Foreign Audience Perceptions into Policy Making, Plans, and Operations.  GAO-12-612R 
·         Force Structure: Army and Marine Corps Efforts to Review Nonstandard Equipment for Future Usefulness.  GAO-12-532R 
·         Highway Infrastructure: Federal-State Partnership Produces Benefits and Poses Oversight Risks. GAO-12-474 
·         Human Rights: State Department Followed an Extensive Process to Prepare Annual Country Reports.  GAO-12-561R 
·         Managing for Results: GAO's Work Related to the Interim Crosscutting Priority Goals under the GPRA Modernization Act.  GAO-12-620R 
·         Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Natural Hazard Assessments Could Be More Risk-Informed. GAO-12-465 
·         Observations on the Coast Guard's and the Department of Homeland Security's Fleet Studies.  GAO-12-751R 
·         President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: Agencies Can Enhance Evaluation Quality, Planning, and Dissemination.  GAO-12-673 
·         Terrorist Watchlist: Routinely Assessing Impacts of Agency Actions since the December 25, 2009,  Attempted Attack Could Help Inform Future Efforts.  GAO-12-476   

Heritage Foundation
·         Protecting the American Dream 

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
·         Africa Trends, March-April 2012, v. 1, no. 2 

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
·         Analysis of IAEA Report on Iran  

Institute for the Study of War
·         Equipment Of The Syrian Conflict 

International Crisis Group
·         CrisisWatch N°106, 1 June 2012 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Republican Institute (IRI)
·         IRI Tunisia Index 

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)

Lowy Institute for International Affairs

Marine Corps University Press

National Academies Press

National Security Archive

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Review [latest update May 29, 2012
·         Opium Poppies & the Afghan Economy 

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS)
·         Refugees and Asylees: 2011 
·         U.S. Naturalizations: 2011 

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
·         The Dollar and Its Discontents 

Pew Global Attitudes Project

Pew Hispanic Center

Pew Internet & American Life Project
·         Twitter Use 2012 

Polish Institute of International Affairs

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

·         Focus on Community Resilience 

Refugees International

Royal United Services Institute

Security Council Report

Small Wars Journal
·         The Taking of La Fiere Bridge 

Transatlantic Academy

UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

United Nations Country Team in Nepal

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         What Is Boko Haram? 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Cut Off Assad's Lifelines 

White House

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars